Milan Kundera

A Quote by Milan Kundera on peace, stress, relaxation, relaxing, and letting go

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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A Quote by Milan Kundera on movement and mockery

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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A Quote by Milan Kundera on optimism and hope

Optimism is the opium of the people.

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on novels, writing, astonishment, existence, and humanity

The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on struggle, power, strength, and memory

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on compassion, pain, and empathy

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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A Quote by Milan Kundera on self

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I find myself fascinating.

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on metaphor, language, and love

Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on mysticism, mystic, delight, and spirituality

Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on tool, use, useful, and mastery

A worker may be the hammer's master, but the hammer still prevails. A tool knows exactly how it is meant to be handled, while the user of the tool can only have an approximate idea.

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