Emil Cioran Quotes

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Emil Cioran quotes: To win the guilty kiss of a saint, I'd welcome the plague as a blessing. To win the guilty kiss of a saint, I'd welcome the plague as a blessing.
Emil Cioran quotes: I wonder through the days like a whore in a world with no sidewalks. I wonder through the days like a whore in a world with no sidewalks.
Emil Cioran quotes: For the normal man, life is an undisputed reality; only the sick man is delighted by life and praises it so that he won't collapse. For the normal man, life is an undisputed reality; only the sick man is delighted by life and praises it so that he won't collapse.
Emil Cioran quotes: There was a time when time did not yet exist. ... The rejection of birth is nothing but the nostalgia for this time before time. There was a time when time did not yet exist. ... The rejection of birth is nothing but the nostalgia for this time before time.
Emil Cioran quotes: We are fulfilled only when we aspire to nothing, when we are impregnated by that nothing to the point of intoxication. We are fulfilled only when we aspire to nothing, when we are impregnated by that nothing to the point of intoxication.
Emil Cioran quotes: The deepest subjective experiences are also the most universal, because through them one reaches the universal source of life. The deepest subjective experiences are also the most universal, because through them one reaches the universal source of life.
Emil Cioran quotes: What they ask you for is actions, proofs, works, and all you can produce are transformed tears. What they ask you for is actions, proofs, works, and all you can produce are transformed tears.
Emil Cioran quotes: The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live moreover, the only one. The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live
moreover, the only one.
Emil Cioran quotes: We dread the future only when we are not sure we can kill ourselves when we want to. We dread the future only when we are not sure we can kill ourselves when we want to.
Emil Cioran quotes: Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart. Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart.
Emil Cioran quotes: My vision of the future is so exact that if I had children, I should strangle them here and now. My vision of the future is so exact that if I had children, I should strangle them here and now.
Emil Cioran quotes: Philosophy is a corrective against sadness. Yet there still are people who believe in the profundity of philosophy! Philosophy is a corrective against sadness. Yet there still are people who believe in the profundity of philosophy!
Emil Cioran quotes: The capital phenomenon, the most catastrophic disaster, is uninterrupted sleeplessness, that nothingness without release. The capital phenomenon, the most catastrophic disaster, is uninterrupted sleeplessness, that nothingness without release.
Emil Cioran quotes: Every thought should recall the ruin of a smile. Every thought should recall the ruin of a smile.
Emil Cioran quotes: In all the edifices of thought, I have found no category on which to rest my head. Whereas Chaos - there's a pillow! In all the edifices of thought, I have found no category on which to rest my head. Whereas Chaos - there's a pillow!
Emil Cioran quotes: Bach's music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe cannot be regarded a complete failure. Bach's music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe cannot be regarded a complete failure.
Emil Cioran quotes: One can experience loneliness in two ways: by feeling lonely in the world or by feeling the loneliness of the world. One can experience loneliness in two ways: by feeling lonely in the world or by feeling the loneliness of the world.
Emil Cioran quotes: A civilization begins to decline the moment Life becomes its sole obsession. A civilization begins to decline the moment Life becomes its sole obsession.
Emil Cioran quotes: The task of the solitary man is to be even more solitary. The task of the solitary man is to be even more solitary.
Emil Cioran quotes: The lot of the man who has rebelled too much is to have no energy left except for disappointment. The lot of the man who has rebelled too much is to have no energy left except for disappointment.
Emil Cioran quotes: No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one. No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one.
Emil Cioran quotes: Each time I fail to think about death, I have the impression of cheating, of deceiving someone in me. Each time I fail to think about death, I have the impression of cheating, of deceiving someone in me.
Emil Cioran quotes: I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers. I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers.
Emil Cioran quotes: Espousing the melancholy of ancient symbols, I would have freed myself. Espousing the melancholy of ancient symbols, I would have freed myself.
Emil Cioran quotes: Bluntly: my rebellion is a faith to which I subscribe without believing in it. Bluntly: my rebellion is a faith to which I subscribe without believing in it.
Emil Cioran quotes: There is no other world. Nor even this one. What, then, is there? The inner smile provoked in us by the patent nonexistence of both. There is no other world. Nor even this one. What, then, is there? The inner smile provoked in us by the patent nonexistence of both.
Emil Cioran quotes: I don't know how to make peace with things, were each moment to tear itself away from time to give me a kiss. I don't know how to make peace with things, were each moment to tear itself away from time to give me a kiss.
Emil Cioran quotes: Unmaking, decreating, is the only task man may take upon himself, if he aspires, as everything suggests, to distinguish himself from the Creator. Unmaking, decreating, is the only task man may take upon himself, if he aspires, as everything suggests, to distinguish himself from the Creator.
Emil Cioran quotes: We are all deep in a hell, each of which is a miracle. We are all deep in a hell, each of which is a miracle.
Emil Cioran quotes: Ambition is a drug that turns it's addicts into potential madmen. Ambition is a drug that turns it's addicts into potential madmen.
Emil Cioran quotes: Bach: a scale of tears upon which our desires for God ascend. Bach: a scale of tears upon which our desires for God ascend.
Emil Cioran quotes: The true hero fights and dies in the name of his destiny, and not in the name of a belief. The true hero fights and dies in the name of his destiny, and not in the name of a belief.
Emil Cioran quotes: There are no solutions, only cowardice masquerading as such. There are no solutions, only cowardice masquerading as such.
Emil Cioran quotes: To accomplish nothing and die of the strain To accomplish nothing and die of the strain
Emil Cioran quotes: To the chosen people God ensured eternity through hatred. To the chosen people God ensured eternity through hatred.
Emil Cioran quotes: Nothing more to pursue, except the pursuit of nothing. Nothing more to pursue, except the pursuit of nothing.
Emil Cioran quotes: Shyness, inexhaustible source of misfortunes in practical life, is the direct cause, indeed unique, each inner wealth. Shyness, inexhaustible source of misfortunes in practical life, is the direct cause, indeed unique, each inner wealth.
Emil Cioran quotes: To tell the truth, I couldn't care less about the relativity of knowledge, simply because the world does not deserve to be known. To tell the truth, I couldn't care less about the relativity of knowledge, simply because the world does not deserve to be known.
Emil Cioran quotes: A conscious fruit fly would have to confront exactly the same difficulties, the same kind of insoluble problems as man. A conscious fruit fly would have to confront exactly the same difficulties, the same kind of insoluble problems as man.
Emil Cioran quotes: Knowledge subverts love: in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us. Knowledge subverts love: in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us.
Emil Cioran quotes: Only superficial minds approach an idea with delicacy. Only superficial minds approach an idea with delicacy.
Emil Cioran quotes: By all evidence we are in the world to do nothing. By all evidence we are in the world to do nothing.
Emil Cioran quotes: Death is the solidest thing life has invented so far Death is the solidest thing life has invented so far
Emil Cioran quotes: Time is heavy sometimes; imagine how heavy eternity must be. Time is heavy sometimes; imagine how heavy eternity must be.
Emil Cioran quotes: A harmonious being cannot believe in God. Saints, criminals, and paupers have launched him, making him available to all unhappy people. A harmonious being cannot believe in God. Saints, criminals, and paupers have launched him, making him available to all unhappy people.
Emil Cioran quotes: It is because we are all imposters that we endure each other. It is because we are all imposters that we endure each other.
Emil Cioran quotes: There is a whole range of melancholy: it begins with a smile and a landscape and ends with the clang of a broken bell in the soul There is a whole range of melancholy: it begins with a smile and a landscape and ends with the clang of a broken bell in the soul
Emil Cioran quotes: I would like to forget everything, to forget myself and to forget the world. I would like to forget everything, to forget myself and to forget the world.
Emil Cioran quotes: In flawed families, a scion appears who dedicates himself to the truth and who ruins himself in its pursuit. In flawed families, a scion appears who dedicates himself to the truth and who ruins himself in its pursuit.
Emil Cioran quotes: I cannot contribute anything to this world because I only have one method: agony. I cannot contribute anything to this world because I only have one method: agony.
Emil Cioran quotes: I do nothing, granted. But I see the hours pass - which is better than trying to fill them. I do nothing, granted. But I see the hours pass - which is better than trying to fill them.
Emil Cioran quotes: Self-conscious rejection of the absolute is the best way to resist God; thus illusion, the substance of life, is saved. Self-conscious rejection of the absolute is the best way to resist God; thus illusion, the substance of life, is saved.
Emil Cioran quotes: The only interesting philosophers are the ones who have stopped thinking and have begun to search for happiness. The only interesting philosophers are the ones who have stopped thinking and have begun to search for happiness.
Emil Cioran quotes: One cannot live without motives. I have no motives left, and I am living. One cannot live without motives. I have no motives left, and I am living.
Emil Cioran quotes: I would like to explode, flow, crumble into dust, and my disintegration would be my masterpiece. I would like to explode, flow, crumble into dust, and my disintegration would be my masterpiece.
Emil Cioran quotes: I would like to be free, totaly free ... free like an aborted child. I would like to be free, totaly free ... free like an aborted child.
Emil Cioran quotes: To be objective is to treat others as you treat an object, a corpse - to behave with them like an undertaker. To be objective is to treat others as you treat an object, a corpse - to behave with them like an undertaker.
Emil Cioran quotes: Without the idea of suicide I would have surely killed myself. Without the idea of suicide I would have surely killed myself.
Emil Cioran quotes: What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us theirs? What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us theirs?
Emil Cioran quotes: Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows. Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.
Emil Cioran quotes: The multiplication of our kind borders on the obscene; the duty to love them, on the preposterous. The multiplication of our kind borders on the obscene; the duty to love them, on the preposterous.