"A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Milan Kundera on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Milan Kundera on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Milan Kundera on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Milan Kundera on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Milan Kundera on William Shakespeare
"He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him."
"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."
"The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead."
"How goodness heightens beauty!"
"Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress."