Milan Kundera’s 1982 novel, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being is a story about a man’s inner conflict. It is a story about infidelity and how choices can make us or break us. The most interesting part of the novel is not the plot but the author’s philosophical and almost poetic inquiry into human psychology and identity. Reading these unbearable lightness of being quotes below will make you realize how we often experience profound things but do not stop to think about them.
Best Quotes from the Unbearable Lightness of Being
When someone makes our life so beautiful that it is impossible to not acknowledge it, we know that we have found love.
What we seek in love is a mutual vulnerability, in possession of which, we feel a sense of profound connection.
When allow our life to be in the public eye, we are worried about the performance we are putting on rather than the life we are living.
People who read books know that the in the company of other bookworms, they feel like a part of a community.
Anybody who desires to succeed must accept the fear of failure as a natural part of the process and not let it hold them back.
Empathy combined with imagination has the power to cause pain greater than any that we could directly experience.
The definiteness of life may seem depressing sometimes but life would not be worth living if we were given an infinite number of chances.
When do not expect anything in exchange of compassion, then and then only it is selfless and true.
Love can drive us crazy and it often feels like the two notions cannot be separately experienced.
While we search outward for a myriad of things, we tend to forget that inside of our own mind goes on forever since imagination has no borders.
From the outside, some people’s life may seem perfect and we may desire ours to be perfect but life cannot be perfect, it always has its ups and downs.