Emile M. Cioran Quotes

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The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth. -Emile M. Cioran
For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion. -Emile M. Cioran
Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion. -Emile M. Cioran
What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name - and moving on. -Emile M. Cioran
Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it. -Emile M. Cioran
Self-conscious rejection of the absolute is the best way to resist God; thus illusion, the substance of life, is saved. -Emile M. Cioran
Since all life is futility, then the decision to exist must be the most irrational of all. -Emile M. Cioran
A book has to dig through the wounds, more, it has cause a new one, a book it has to be dangerous. -Emile M. Cioran
Humanity adores only those who cause it to perish. -Emile M. Cioran
What every man who loves his country hopes for in his inmost heart: the suppression of half his compatriots. -Emile M. Cioran
Our works, whatever they may be, derive from our incapacity to kill or to kill ourselves. -Emile M. Cioran
Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy. -Emile M. Cioran
The multiplication of our kind borders on the obscene; the duty to love them, on the preposterous. -Emile M. Cioran
Life inspires more dread than death-it is life which is the great unknown. -Emile M. Cioran
Life creates itself in delirium and is undone in ennui. -Emile M. Cioran
To accomplish nothing and die of the strain -Emile M. Cioran
In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws. -Emile M. Cioran
Consciousness is nature's nightmare. -Emile M. Cioran
All great ideas should be followed by an exclamation mark - a warning signal similar to the skull and crossbones drawn on high-voltage transformers. -Emile M. Cioran
What I know at sixty, I knew as well at twenty. Forty years of a long, superfluous, labor of verification. -Emile M. Cioran
To defy heredity is to defy billions of years, to defy the first cell -Emile M. Cioran
Democracy: a festival of mediocrity. -Emile M. Cioran
Were we to undertake an exhaustive self-scrutiny, disgust would paralyze us, we would be doomed to a thankless existence. -Emile M. Cioran
Every word affords me pain. Yet how sweet it would be if I could hear what the flowers have to say about death! -Emile M. Cioran
The limit of every pain is an even greater pain. -Emile M. Cioran
Life without utopia is suffocating, for the multitude at least: threatened otherwise with petrifaction, the world must have a new madness. -Emile M. Cioran
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