Milan Kundera quote about emptiness from The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Anyone whose goal is something higher must expect some day to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? . . . No, vertigo is something other than the fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.
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Anyone whose goal is something higher must expect some day to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? . . . No, vertigo is something other than the fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.
 Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984). copy citation

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Author Milan Kundera
Source The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Topic emptiness falling goals vertigo
Date 1984
Language English
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Note Translated by Michael Henry Heim
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