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The Unbearable Lightness of Being The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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“وحدها الصدفة يمكن أن تكون ذات مغزى . فما يحدث بالضرورة،ما هو متوقع ويتكرر يوميا يبقى شيئا أبكم. وحدها الصدفة ناطقة”
ميلان كونديرا, كائن لا تحتمل خفته
“إن غيومَ المغيبِ البرتقاليةَ تُضفي على كل شيئٍ ألقَ الحنين، حتى على المِقصلة !”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“و لكن العالم كان من البشاعة بحيث ان لا احد كان يريد ان يبعث من بين الاموات”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“All this time he was sitting up in bed and looking at the woman who was lying beside him and holding his hand in her sleep. He felt an ineffable love for her. Her sleep must have been very light at the moment because she opened her eyes and gazed up at him questioningly.

“What are you looking at?” she asked.

He knew that instead of waking her he should lull her back to sleep, so he tried to come up with an answer that would plant the image of a new dream in her mind.

“I’m looking at the stars,” he said.

“Don’t say you’re looking at the stars. That’s a lie. You’re looking down.”

“That’s because we’re on an airplane. The stars are below us.”

“Oh, in an airplane,” said Tereza, squeezing his hand even tighter and falling asleep again. And Tomas knew that Tereza was looking out of the round window of an airplane flying high above the stars.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
tags: love
“Kitsch" is a German word born in the middle of the sentimental nineteenth century, and from German is entered all Western languages. Repeated use, however, has obliterated its original metaphysical meaning: kitsch is the absolute denial of shit, in both the literal and figurative sense of the word; kitsch excludes everything from its purview which is essentially unacceptable in human existence.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“She fixed him with a long careful, searching stare that was not devoid of irony's intelligent sparkle”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“الوقت الإنساني لا يسير في شكل دائري بل يتقدم في خط مستقيم. من هنا، لا يمكن للإنسان أن يكون سعيداً لأن السعادة رغبة في التكرار.”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“لا يمكن للإنسان أبداً أن يدرك ماذا عليه أن يفعل، لأنه لا يملك إلا حياة واحدة، لا يسعه مقارنتها بِحَيوات سابقة ولا إصلاحها في حيوات لاحقة.”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“What is flirtation? One might say that it is behavior leading another to believe that sexual intimacy is possible, while preventing that possibility from becoming a certainty. In other words, flirting is a promise of sexual intercourse without a guarantee.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“The senator had only one argument in his favour: his feeling. When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object. In the realm of kitsch, the dictatorship of the heart reigns supreme.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“Tereza had gone back to sleep; he could not. He pictured her death. She was dead and having terrible nightmares; but because she was dead, he was unable to wake her from them. Yes, that is death: Tereza asleep, having terrible nightmares, and he unable to wake her.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“This symmetrical composition--the same motif at the beginning and at the end--may seem quite "novelistic" to you, and I am willing to agree, but only on condition that you refrain from reading such notions as "fictive," "fabricated," and "untrue to life" into the word "novelistic." Because human lives are composed in precisely such a fashion.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“Seeing is limited by two borders: Strong light, which blinds, and total darkness.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak have to be strong enough to leave.
pg 75”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“Tomas came to this conclusion: Making love with a woman and sleeping with a woman are two separate passions, not merely different but opposite. Love does not make itself felt in the desire for copulation (a desire that extends to an infinite number of women) but in the desire for shared sleep (a desire limited to one woman).”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“...There was pleasure in Paradise but no excitement.
pg 246”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“By giving the love act a name, if only an innocent little word like, "it," he paved the way for other words, words that would reflect physical love as in a set of mirrors.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“لكني في جميع الأحوال لن أرى شيئ. هناك فجوات مكان العينين”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weights so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, with someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“الحب هو تلك الرغبة في ايجاد النصف الآخر المفقود من أنفسنا”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“ثم أردفت: «هناك في المستشفى بدأت أصنّف الكتب إلى فئتين: الكتب النهارية والكتب الليلية. وهذا صحيح، هناك كتب للنهار وكتب أُخرى لا يمكن قراءتها إلا في الليل».”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“Pick me up," is the message of a person who keeps falling. Tomas kept picking her up, patiently.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“كلما كانت حياتنا اثقل حملاً كانت حياتنا اقرب إلى الأرض وكانت واقعية أكثر وحقيقية أكثر”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“الحقد يسكر احياناً مثل الكحول”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“مرة ليست في الحسبان ، مرة هي أبدا، ألا تستطيع إلا حياة واحدة كأنك لم تعيش البتة.”
ميلان كونديرا, كائن لا تحتمل خفته
“He remained annoyed with himself until he realized that not knowing what he wanted was actually quite natural. We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can never compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“إن الاستعاراتِ أمرٌ خطير. لا يمكننا أن نمزح مع الاستعارات فالحب قد يولد من استعارة واحدة”
ميلان كونديرا, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
tags: حب
“If he invited her to come, then come she would, and offer him up her life.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“His overriding life necessity was not love, it was his profession…He had come to medicine not by coincidence or calculation but by a deep inner desire. Insofar as it is possible to divide people into categories, the surest criterion is the deep-seated desires that orient them to one or another lifelong activity. Every Frenchman is different. But all the actors the world over are similar.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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