Quotes by Milan Kundera

"Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful."

"You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange."

"Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves."

"When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object."

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace."

Books by Milan Kundera

  • Immortality
  • 31,750 ratings
  • January 3rd 1998 by Faber and Faber

    (first published January 12th 1990)

  • The Joke
  • 28,443 ratings
  • 1992 by Faber and Faber

    (first published 1967)

  • Laughable Loves
  • 24,877 ratings
  • August 21st 2000 by Faber & Faber

    (first published 1970)

  • Identity
  • 21,675 ratings
  • April 21st 1999 by Harper Perennial

    (first published October 29th 1997)

  • Ignorance
  • 18,318 ratings
  • September 30th 2003 by Harper Perennial

    (first published April 2000)

  • Life is Elsewhere
  • 15,643 ratings
  • July 25th 2000 by Harper Perennial

    (first published 1969)

  • Slowness
  • 15,574 ratings
  • April 11th 1997 by Harper Perennial

    (first published January 12th 1995)

Milan Kundera
  • Milan Kundera

  • Date of birth: April 01, 1929
  • Born: in Brno, Czech Republic.

  • Description: Milan Kundera is a Czech and French writer of Czech origin who has lived in exile in France since 1975, where he became a naturalized French citizen in 1981. He is best known for The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Joke.Kundera has written in both Czech and French. He revises the French translations of all his books; these therefore are not considered translations but original works. Due to censorship by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia, his books were banned from his native country, and that remained the case until the downfall of this government in the Velvet Revolution of 1989.