A single metaphor can give birth to love.
("The Unbearable Lightness of Being")
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Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other.
For Sabina, living in truth, lying neither to ourselves nor to others, was possible only away from the public: the moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily make allowances for that eye, and nothing we do is truthful. Having a public, keeping a public in mind, means living in lies.
She regarded books as the emblems of secret brotherhood. A man with this sort of library couldn't possibly hurt her.
A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
Tomas did not realize at the time that metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love.
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