A Quote by Milan Kundera on ancestry, fidelity, history, inspiration, thought, and understanding

We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all; we don't know its history, and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity. We merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it, as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration.

Milan Kundera

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