"People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Milan Kundera on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Milan Kundera on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Milan Kundera on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Milan Kundera on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Milan Kundera on Ray Charles
"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."