Milan Kundera

There are parallels between the lives of Milan Kundera and James Baldwin in that both writers sought exile in France: Kundera, because he was – as with the South African writer Athol Fugard – a ‘banned’ writer in his homeland (Czechoslovakia) and, as with African American writer James Baldwin, Kundera did not ‘fit in’ within the narrow views and prejudices of the country of his birth.

— Karim

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

— Milan Kundera

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.

— Milan Kundera