And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition. Milan Kundera Facebook Prev Quote Next Quote Related Posts What makes the desert beautiful… Anyone who thinks they’re happy… When someone is going through a storm…Add Comment Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.