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Emile M. Cioran – 19 Quotes

 

19 Quotes by Emile M. Cioran

 

Life inspires more dread than death – it is life which is the great unknown.

– Emile M. Cioran


The desire to die was my one and only concern to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.

– Emile M. Cioran


Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.

– Emile M. Cioran


Isn’t history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?

– Emile M. Cioran


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


Negation is the mind’s first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs once acquired it can imprison us.

– Emile M. Cioran


No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.

– Emile M. Cioran


To act is to anchor in an imminent future, so imminent it becomes almost tangible to act is to feel you are consubstantial with that future.

– Emile M. Cioran


What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?

– Emile M. Cioran


Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.

– Emile M. Cioran


To Live signifies to believe and hope – to lie and to lie to oneself.

– Emile M. Cioran


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


Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.

– Emile M. Cioran


Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.

– 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


Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.

– 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


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