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the unbearable lightness of being – part one

some quotes i’ve uderlined in the book so far, with some imagery that they brought to mind.

“we can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”

“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.”


“she knew that she had become a burden to him: she took things too seriously, turning everything into a tragedy, and failed to grasp the lightness and amusing insignificance of physical love. how she wished she could learn lightness!”


“she wanted to see the vltava. she wanted to stand on its banks and look long and hard into its waters, because the sight of the flow was soothing and healing. the river flowed from century to century, and human affairs play themselves out on its banks. play themselves out to be forgotten the next day, while the river flows on.”


“chance and chance alone has a message for us. everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. only chance can speak to us. we read its message much as gypsies read the images made by coffee grounds at the bottom of a cup.”

love that last quote so much. click on images for sources.

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mel -October 4, 2010, 6:38PM

i feel really compelled to go get this book after reading these quotes.

nat -October 4, 2010, 9:07PM

i came home to this book at my door. i’m excited!

Carlotta -October 5, 2010, 3:19AM

beautiful pictures!!!

Check out our fashion illustrations at ! = )


Boho Diva -October 5, 2010, 10:19AM

Gorgeous pictures! I especially love the last one with the steaming mugs

taylor k -October 5, 2010, 3:38PM

these are the most beautiful photos!
i love the one of the mug.


lacey -October 6, 2010, 7:15PM

love that last quote/image. and so love that you’re reading unbearable lightness of being. another milan kundera book, the book of laughter & forgetting is one of my favorites!

Matthew (@thebibliofreak) -July 20, 2011, 8:55AM

Really cool way to display some quotes, and great photos to accompany. I read and reviewed the book recently ( and really loved it.

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