"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."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Milan Kundera on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Milan Kundera on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Milan Kundera on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Milan Kundera on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Milan Kundera on Bruce Lee
"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."