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Emile M Cioran

Whenever I happen to be in a city of any size, I marvel that riots do not break out everyday: Massacres, unspeakable carnage, a doomsday chaos. How can so many human beings coexist in a space so confined without hating each other to death?
Emile M Cioran death
You are done for - a living dead man - not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the mystery of life.
Emile M Cioran life
Who Rebels? Who rises in arms? Rarely the slave, but almost always the oppressor turned slave.
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Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.
Emile M Cioran power
Word - that invisible dagger.
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Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.
Emile M Cioran books
The Universal view melts things into a blur.
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There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be.
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To act is to anchor in the imminent future.
Emile M Cioran future
To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.
Emile M Cioran despair
To Live signifies to believe and hope - to lie and to lie to oneself.
Emile M Cioran hope
To venture upon an undertaking of any kind, even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.
Emile M Cioran sacrifice
To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
Emile M Cioran dying
Tolerance - the function of an extinguished ardor - tolerance cannot seduce the young.
Emile M Cioran you
Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.
Emile M Cioran men
Truths begin by a conflict with the police - and end by calling them in.
Emile M Cioran truth
Under each formula lies a corpse.
Emile M Cioran lies
We are afraid of the enormity of the possible.
Emile M Cioran possible
We are born to Exist, not to know, to be, not to assert ourselves.
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We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void.
Emile M Cioran despair
We die in proportion to the words we fling around us.
Emile M Cioran words
We inhabit a language rather than a country.
Emile M Cioran language
We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us.
Emile M Cioran read
We understand God by everything in ourselves that is fragmentary, incomplete, and inopportune.
Emile M Cioran god
We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves.
Emile M Cioran hope
What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?
Emile M Cioran time
What pride to discover that nothing belongs to you - what a revelation.
Emile M Cioran pride
What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name - and moving on.
Emile M Cioran giving
What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
Emile M Cioran age
When we cannot be delivered from ourselves, we delight in devouring ourselves.
Emile M Cioran light
Nothing proves that we are more than nothing.
Emile M Cioran
One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other.
Emile M Cioran language
One hardly saves a world without ruling it.
Emile M Cioran world
Our first intuitions are the true ones.
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Our works, whatever they may be, derive from our incapacity to kill or to kill ourselves.
Emile M Cioran work
Philosophers write for professors; thinkers for writers.
Emile M Cioran writers
Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas.
Emile M Cioran philosophy
Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.
Emile M Cioran justice
Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.
Emile M Cioran reason
Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim.
Emile M Cioran revenge
Since all life is futility, then the decision to exist must be the most irrational of all.
Emile M Cioran life
Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.
Emile M Cioran soul
So long as man is protected by madness - he functions - and flourishes.
Emile M Cioran man
Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it.
Emile M Cioran society
Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
Emile M Cioran silence
Sperm is a bandit in its pure state.
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The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.
Emile M Cioran death
The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live - moreover, the only one.
Emile M Cioran life

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