Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera

is a writer of Czech origin who has lived in exile in France since 1975, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1981.
Being in a foreign country means walking a tightrope high above the ground without the net afforded a person by the country where he has his family, colleagues, and friends, and where he can easily say what he has to say in a language he has known from childhood.More Milan Kundera quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave.More Milan Kundera quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Einmal ist keinmal, says Tomas to himself. What happens but once, says the German adage, might as well not have happened at all. If we have only one life to live, we might as well not have lived at all.More Milan Kundera quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is not parody the eternal lot of man?More Milan Kundera quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He was no longer quite sure whether anything he had ever thought or felt was truly his own property, or whether his thoughts were merely a common part of the world’s store of ideas which had always existed ready-made and which people only borrowed, like books from a library.More Milan Kundera quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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