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Milan Kundera Displaying 1 through 4 of 4 Quotes

"In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine."  (Milan Kundera)

"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."  (Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being)

"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."  (Milan Kundera, from Immortality)

"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."  (Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being)

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