"Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Milan Kundera on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Milan Kundera on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Milan Kundera on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Milan Kundera on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Milan Kundera on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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!"
"Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation."