Inspirational Milan Kundera Quotes

Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a Czech-born French writer. Below is a list of Inspirational Milan Kundera Quotes.

He went into exile in France in 1975, and became a naturalised French citizen in 1981. He “sees himself as a French writer and insists his work should be studied as French literature and classified as such in book stores”.

Milan Kundera Quotes
Milan Kundera Quotes

Milan Kundera Quotes

“Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.”
― Milan Kundera

“When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”
― Milan Kundera

“Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.”
― Milan Kundera

“You can’t measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.”
― Milan Kundera

“In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.”
― Milan Kundera

“Loves are like empires: when the idea they are founded on crumbles, they, too, fade away.”
― Milan Kundera

“There is no perfection only life.”
― Milan Kundera

“Making love with a woman and sleeping with a woman are two separate passions, not merely different but opposite.”
― Milan Kundera

“But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave.”
― Milan Kundera

“A single metaphor can give birth to love.”
― Milan Kundera

“A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.”
Milan Kundera

“Love does not make itself felt in the desire for copulation (a desire that extends to an infinite number of women) but in the desire for shared sleep (a desire limited to one woman).”
― Milan Kundera

“Love is by definition an unmerited gift; being loved without meriting it is the very proof of real love.”
― Milan Kundera

“The goals we pursue are always veiled.”
― Milan Kundera quotes

“A girl who longs for marriage longs for something she knows nothing about. The boy who hankers after fame has no idea what fame is. The thing that gives our every move its meaning is always totally unknown to us.”
― Milan Kundera

“The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.”
― Milan Kundera

“I want you to be weak. As weak as I am.”
― Milan Kundera

“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
― 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.”
― Milan Kundera

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
― Milan Kundera

“If a woman tells me: I love you because you’re intelligent, because you’re decent, because you buy me gifts, because you don’t chase women, because you do the dishes, then I’m disappointed; such love seems a rather self-interested business. How much finer it is to hear: I’m crazy about you even though you’re neither intelligent nor decent, even though you’re a liar, an egotist, a bastard.”
― Milan Kundera

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  1. I’ve just finished reading “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and it blew my mind. Fantastic Kundera!

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  2. “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.” is my personal fav 🙂 – thanks!

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