A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. In other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limits of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence.
("The Unbearable Lightness of Being")
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And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.
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Yes, if you're looking for infinity, just close your eyes!
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Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
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