Facts about Milan Kundera

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Milan Kundera is a famous Writer from Czech Republic, he/she is 88 years old and still alive, born April 1, 1929.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Milan, under the main topic Beauty.

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Famous quotes by Milan Kundera (32)


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"No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition"
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"Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it"
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"Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray"
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"I find myself fascinating"
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"He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him"
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"Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary"
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"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting"
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"People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still"
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"Nudity is the uniform of the other side... nudity is a shroud"
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"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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"Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end"
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"How goodness heightens beauty!"
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"There are no small parts. Only small actors"
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"The best actors do not let the wheels show"
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"For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?"
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"Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy"
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"A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality"
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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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"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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"Optimism is the opium of the people"
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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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"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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"All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual"
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"Happiness is the longing for repetition"
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"Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries"
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"Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other"
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"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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"Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought"
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"The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness"
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"Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another"
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"I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be"
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"Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation"


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