"A single metaphor can give birth to love".
"For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolongued by a hundred echoes".
"...necessity, weight, and value are three concepts inextricably bound: only necessity is heavy, and only what is heavy has value".
"But when we ignore the body, we are more easily victimized by it".
"If a mother was Sacrifice personified, then a daughter was Guilt, with no possibility of redress".
"If a love is to be unforgetable, fortuities must immediately start fluttering down to it like birds to Francis of Assissi's shoulders".
Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being (A insustentável leveza do ser). Li ontem, até a página 131. (Uma dica: esse livro tá R$14,90 na FNAC).