Emil Cioran (Philosopher)

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Romanian title: Pe culmile disper .

Emil Cioran Quotes about man
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I am displeased with everything. If they made me , I would immediately resign. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about media
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Romanian title: Cartea am .

Emil Cioran Quotes about art
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No one should forget: Eros alone can fulfill life; knowledge, never. Only Eros makes sense; knowledge is empty infinity;––for thoughts, there is always time; life has its time; there is no thought that comes too late; any desire can become a regret. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about life
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All the concessions we make to Eros are holes in our desire for the absolute. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about desire
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The reaction against your own thought in itself lends life to thought. How this reaction is born is hard to describe, because it identifies with the very rare intellectual tragedies. ––The tension, the degree and level of intensity of a thought proceeds from its internal antinomies, which in turn are derived from the unsolvable contradictions of a soul. Thought cannot solve the contradictions of the soul. As far as linear thinking is concerned, thoughts mirror themselves in other thoughts, instead of mirroring a destiny. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about life
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A regret understood by no one: the regret to be a pessimist. It’s not easy to be on the wrong foot with life .

Emil Cioran Quotes about life
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I don’t understand how people can believe in God, even when I myself think of him everyday. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about people
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The fear of your own solitude, of its vast surface and its infinity… Remorse is the voice of solitude. And what does this whispering voice say? Everything in us that is not human anymore. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about fear
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To withstand any truth… .

Emil Cioran Quotes about truth
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All philosophers should end their days at Pythia’s feet. There is only one philosophy, that of unique moments. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about philosophy
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That fear which gives birth to thoughts, and the fear of thoughts… .

Emil Cioran Quotes about fear
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To detach yourself elegantly from the world; to give contour and grace to sadness; a solitude in style; a walk that gives cadence to memories; stepping towards the intangible; with the breath in the trembling margins of things; the past reborn in the overflow of fragrances; the smell, through which we conquer time; the contour of the invisible things; the forms of the immaterial; to deepen yourself in the intangible; to touch the world airborne by smell; aerial dialogue and gliding dissolution; to bathe in your own reflecting fragmentation… .

Emil Cioran Quotes about war
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Detachment from the world as an attachment to the ego… Who can realize the detachment in which you are as far away from yourself as you are from the world? .

Emil Cioran Quotes about men
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Only thoughts that are randomly born die. The other thoughts we carry with us without knowing them. They have abandoned themselves to forgetfulness so that they can be with us all the time. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about time
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What am I other than a chance in the infinite probabilities of not having been! .

Emil Cioran Quotes about chance
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Romanian title: Lacrimi .

Emil Cioran Quotes about man
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French title: Pr .

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Thought is as much a lie as love or faith. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about love
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Ideas should be neutral. But man animates them with his passions and folly. Impure and turned into beliefs, they take on the appearance of reality. The passage from logic is consummated. Thus are born ideologies, doctrines, and bloody farce. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about reality
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Society: an inferno of saviors! .

Emil Cioran Quotes about society
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I feel safer with athan with a . .

Emil Cioran Quotes about wit
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In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about world
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What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name — and moving on. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about giving
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Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about live
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Under each formula lies a corpse. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about lies
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Life inspires more dread than death — it is life which is the great unknown. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about life
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We change ideas like neckties. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about change
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Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about time
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Reality is a creation of our excesses. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about creation
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Life creates itself in delirium and is undone in ennui. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about self
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Each of us is born with a share of purity, predestined to be corrupted by our commerce with mankind, by that sin against solitude. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about man
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We die in proportion to the words we fling around us. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about words
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Anyone who speaks in the name of others is always an impostor. .

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Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about universe
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Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about imagination
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Chaos is rejecting all you have learned. Chaos is being yourself. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about self
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Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about art
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By all evidence we are in the world to do nothing. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about world
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Philosophy: impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about ideas
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We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade to the void. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about despair
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Nothing proves that we are more than nothing. .

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We are afraid of the enormity of the possible. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about possible
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So long as man is protected by madness he functions and flourishes, but when he frees himself from the fruitful tyranny of fixed ideas, he is lost, ruined. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about self
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The universal view melts things into a blur. .

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Truths begin by a conflict with the police — and end by calling them in. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about conflict
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At different degrees, everything is pathology, except for indifference. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about path
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Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about belief
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To Live signifies to believe and hope — to lie and to lie to oneself. .

Emil Cioran Quotes about hope
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We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us. .

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