MILAN KUNDERA Quotes

Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.

Milan Kundera

Optimism is the opium of the people.

Milan Kundera

O lovers! Be careful in those dangerous first days! Once you’ve brought breakfast in bed you’ll have to bring it forever, unless you want to be accused of lovelessness and betrayal.

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Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.

Milan Kundera

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.

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True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.

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There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.

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No great movement designed to change the world can bear to be laughed at or belittled. Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches.

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The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.

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The source of anxiety lies in the future. If you can keep the future out of mind, you can forget your worries.

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Immortality no longer interests the weary old man at all.

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Solitude: a sweet absence of looks.

Milan Kundera

Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought.

Milan Kundera
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