If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
I'm hopeless at looking into myself and trying to see how things are working and why.
Obviously, you would give your life for your children, or give them the last biscuit on the plate. But to me, the trick in life is to take that sense of generosity between kin, make it apply to the extended family and to your neighbour, your village and beyond.
Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.
I just happen to know quite a lot of what happened in Czechoslovakia between 1968 and the fall of Communism.
My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.
For me, human rights simply endorse a view of life and a set of moral values that are perfectly clear to an eight-year-old child. A child knows what is fair and isn't fair, and justice derives from that knowledge.
It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
All your life, you live so close to truth, it becomes a permanent blur in the corner of your eye. And when something nudges it into outline, it is like being ambushed by a grotesque.
A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
In the end, my children put me on to Pink Floyd when they were teenagers.
Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
There are certain sorts of jokes which have only to do with the substitution of the unexpected word in a familiar context. If you translated something into French and then had it translated back into English by somebody who didn't know the original, you'd lose what was funny.
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