Emile Cioran Quotes


29 Emile Cioran quotes:



"No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one."
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"Consciousness is nature's nightmare."
"Glory - once achieved, what is it worth?"
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"In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world."
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"It is because we are all imposters that we endure each other."
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"Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires."
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"No one can enjoy freedom without trembling."
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"In most cases we attach ourselves to God in order to take revenge on life, to punish it, to signify we can do without it, that we have found something better, and we also attach ourselves to God in horror of men."
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"A people represents not so much an aggregate of ideas and theories as of obsessions."
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"To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring."
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"Freedom can be manifested only in the void of beliefs, in the absence of axioms, and only where the laws have no more authority than a hypothesis."
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"Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves."
"To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten."
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"Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there."
"What we want is not freedom but its appearances. It is for these simulacra that man has always striven. And since freedom, as has been said, is no more than a sensation, what difference is there between being free and believing ourselves free?"
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"Basis of society: anonymous sweat."
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"Suffering makes you live time in detail, moment after moment. Which is to say that it exists for you: over the others, the ones who don't suffer, time flows, so that they don't live in time, in fact they never have."
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"The curtain of the universe is moth-eaten, and through its holes we see nothing now but mask & ghost."
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"Truths begin by a conflict with the police- and end by calling them in."
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"There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be."
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