Immortality

by Milan Kundera
Czech Republic
Born on 1 Apr 1929
Writer

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Man reckons with immortality, and forgets to reckon with death.

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The purpose of the poetry is not to dazzle us with an astonishing thought, but to make one moment of existence unforgettable and worthy of unbearable nostalgia.

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Living, there is no happiness in that. Living: carrying one’s painful self through the world. But being, being is happiness. Being: Becoming a fountain, a fountain on which the universe falls like warm rain.

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Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.

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Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.

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Immortality

Milan Kundera

 

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