Ignorance - Milan Kundera. 그리고 아무말도 하지 않았다.


... both of them are pigeonholed, labeled, and they will be judged by how true they are to their labels (of course, that and that alone is what's emphatically called "being true to oneself.")


... and once he was abroad, did his memory lose its noxious influence? Yes; because there Josef had neither reason nor occasion to concern himself with recollections bound to the country he no longer lived in; such is the law of masochistic memory: as segments of their lives melt into oblivion, men slough off whatever they dislike, and feel lighter, freer.

... The Greek word for "return" is nostos, Algos means "suffering." So nostalgia is suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.

... the more vast the amount of time we've left behind us, the more irresistible is the voice calling us to return to it. This pronouncement seems to state the obvious, and yet it is false. Men grow old, the end draws near, each moment becomes more and more valuable, and there is no time to waste over recollections. It is important to understand the mathematical paradox in nostalgia: that it is most powerful in early youth, when the volume of the life gone by is quiet small.




  • joseph 2013/12/27 02:10 # 삭제 답글

    아.. 이 책 읽어보지는 않았는데.. 김광진이 부른 오딧세이의 항해가 떠오르네요.. ㅎㅎ
    자꾸 글 남긴다고 싫어하는거 아니죠? ㅋ
  • iris 2013/12/28 10:15 #

    음, '귀향'으로 귀결되는 걸까요. 오랜만에 김광진의 오딧세이의 항해를 들어봐야겠네요- 김광진의 노래는 언제들어도 목소리가 참 순수하고 가사가 주옥같아요.
    소통의 기회는 늘 환영합니다. :)
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