And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself?
("The Unbearable Lightness of Being")
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Cemeteries in Bohemia are like gardens. The graves are covered with grass and colourful flowers. Modest tombstones are lost in the greenery. When the sun goes down, the cemetery sparkles with tiny candles... no matter how brutal life becomes, peace always reigns in the cemetery. Even in wartime, even in Hitler's time, even in Stalin's time..
Happiness is the longing for repetition.
The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.
I want you to be weak. As weak as I am.
First he sympathized with Cuba, then with China, and when the cruelty of their regimes began to appall him, he resigned himself with a sigh to a sea of words with no weight and no resemblance to life.
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