Laughable Loves Quotes.

1. "Yes, it's a well-known fact about you: you're like death, you take everything."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

2. "A man is responsible for his ignorance."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

3. "Fortunately women have the miraculous ability to change the meaning of their actions after the event."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

4. "We pass through the present with our eyes blindfolded. We are permitted merely to sense and guess at what we are actually experiencing. Only later when the cloth is untied can we glance at the past and find out what we have experienced and what meaning it has."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

5. "The worth of a human being lies in the ability to extend oneself, to go outside oneself, to exist in and for other people."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

6. "The girl was grateful to the young man for every bit of flattery; she wanted to linger for a moment in its warmth and so she said, 'You're very good at lying.' 'Do I look like a liar?' 'You look like you enjoy lying to women,' said the girl, and into her words there crept unawares a touch of the old anxiety, because she really did believe that her young man enjoyed lying to women."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

7. "Jealousy isn't a pleasant quality, but if it isn't overdone (and if it's combined with modesty), apart from its inconvenience there's even something touching about it."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

8. "Why in fact should one tell the truth? What obliges us to do it? And why do we consider telling the truth to be a virtue? Imagine that you meet a madman, who claims that he is a fish and that we are all fish. Are you going to argue with him? Are you going to undress in front of him and show him that you don't have fins? Are you going to say to his face what you think?...If you told him the whole truth and nothing but the truth, only what you thought, you would enter into a serious conversation with a madman and you yourself would become mad. And it is the same way with the world that surrounds us. If I obstinately told the truth to its face, it would mean that I was taking it seriously. And to take seriously something so unserious means to lose all one's own seriousness. I have to lie, if I don't want to take madmen seriously and become a madman myself."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

9. "Ah, ladies and gentlemen, a man lives a sad life when he cannot take anything or anyone seriously."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

10. "This was exactly what the girl had most dreaded all her life and had scrupulously avoided until now: lovemaking without emotion or love. She knew that she had crossed the forbidden boundary, but she proceeded across it without objections and as a full participant; only somewhere, far off in a corner of her consciousness, did she feel horror at the thought that she had never known such pleasure, never so much pleasure as at this moment--beyond that boundary."
- Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

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