"To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Milan Kundera on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Milan Kundera on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Milan Kundera on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Milan Kundera on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Milan Kundera on Winston Churchill
"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."