Sunday, December 12, 2010

Inner moral imperative

My whole revolutionary past ended in disappointment and now only one single question occupies me: what is a man to do who realises that no organized, effective and sensible fight against Diabolum is possible? He has two choices: to resign and cease to be himself, or to keep on cultivating an inner need for revolt and from time to time to give it expression. Not to change the world, as Marx once wanted, justly and in vain, but because he is urged to do so by an inner moral imperative.

- Milan Kundera, Immortality

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