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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

Life, Consciousness, Existence Quotes

This reconciliation with Hitler reveals the profound moral perversity of a world that rests essentially on the nonexistence of return, for in this world everything is pardoned in advance and theref...

Sex Quotes

Let me return to this dream. Its horror did not begin with Tomas's first pistol shot; it was horrifying from the outset. Marching naked in formation with a group of naked women was for Tereza the q...

Love Quotes

…seemed in a good mood, even a little boisterous, and tried to make him think she had just happened to drop in, things had just worked out that way: she was in Prague on business, perhaps (at...

Identity Quotes

It would be senseless for the author to try to convince the reader that his characters once actually lived. They were not born of a mother's womb; they were born of a stimulating phrase or two or f...

Power Quotes

He had complete control over her sleep: she dozed off at the second he chose. […] Once, when he had just lulled her to sleep but she had gone no farther than dream's antechamber and was there...

Language and Communication Quotes

And so the man who called to her was simultaneously a stranger and a member of the secret brotherhood. He called to her in a kind voice, and Tereza felt her soul rushing up to the surface through h...

Time Quotes

She loved to walk down the street with a book under her arm. It had the same significance for her as an elegant cane for the dandy a century ago. It differentiated her from others. (Comparing the b...

Betrayal Quotes

"You seem to be turning into the theme of all my paintings," she said. "The meeting of two worlds. A double exposure. Showing through the outline of Tomas the libertine, in-credibly, the face of a...
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