The Book of Laughter and Forgetting- Milan Kundera
"He wanted to efface her from the photograph of his life not because he had not loved her but because he had."
"To Laugh is to live profoundly"
"To put it another way, every love relationship is based upon unwritten conventions rashly agreed upon by the lovers during the first weeks of their love. On the one hand, they are living a sort of dream; on the other, without realizing it, they are drawing up the fine print of their contracts like the most hard-nosed of lawyers. O lovers! Be wary during those perilous first days! If you serve the other party breakfast in bed, you will be obliged to continue same in perpetuity or face charges of animosity and treason!"
"And I ran after that voice through the streets so as not to lose sight of the splendid wreath of bodies gliding over the city, and I realized with anguish in my heart that they were flying like birds and I was falling like a stone, that they had wings and I would never have any."
The Anatomy Lesson- John David Morley
The Unbearable Lightness of Being- Milan Kundera
"When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object."
The Breakfast of Champions- Kurt Vonnegut