Abroad, she discovered that the transformation of music into noise was a planetary process by which mankind was entering the historical phase of total ugliness. The total ugliness to come had made itself felt first as omnipresent acoustical ugliness: cars, motorcycles, electric guitars, drills, loudspeakers, sirens. The omnipresence of visual ugliness would soon follow.
("The Unbearable Lightness of Being")
More Quotes from Milan Kundera:On the surface, an intelligible lie; underneath, the unintelligible truth.
Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out is mute. Only chance can speak to us. We read its message much as gypsies read the images made by coffee grounds at the bottom of the cup.
No one can give anyone else the gift of the idyll; only an animal can do so, because only animals were not expelled from Paradise. The love between dog and man is idyllic. It knows no conflicts, no hair-raising scenes; it knows no development.
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.
A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
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The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.
Because I am afraid of commitment. This movie certainly has some bearing and is some reflection of my real feeling about relationships, because I do have commitment issues. My friends tell me I have intimacy problems, but they don't know me, so who cares what they think?
One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca