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Emile Cioran Quotes


29 Emile Cioran quotes:



"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."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: God Quotes
"To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Habit Quotes
"What pride to discover that nothing belongs to you - what a revelation."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Pride Quotes
"To Foreswear vengeance is to chain oneself to forgiveness, to flounder in pardon, to be tainted by the hatred smothered within."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Forgiveness Quotes
"No one can enjoy freedom without trembling."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"A people represents not so much an aggregate of ideas and theories as of obsessions."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Speech Quotes
"Chaos is rejecting all you have learned, Chaos is being yourself."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Chaos Quotes
"I pride myself on my capacity to perceive the transitory character of everything. An odd gift which spoiled all my joys; better: all my sensations. I have decided not to oppose anyone ever again, since I have noticed that I always end by resembling my latest enemy."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"Truths begin by a conflict with the police- and end by calling them in."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Existence Quotes
"What we crave, what we want to see in others eyes, is that servile expression, an unconcealed infatuation with our gestures."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Expression Quotes
"What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?"
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes
"The more intense a spiritual leader's appetite for power, the more he is concerned to limit it to others."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Appetite Quotes
"Knowledge, having irritated and stimulated our appetite for power, will lead us inexorably to our ruin."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Appetite Quotes
"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."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"Glory - once achieved, what is it worth?"
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"Basis of society: anonymous sweat."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"The curtain of the universe is moth-eaten, and through its holes we see nothing now but mask & ghost."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Universe Quotes
"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."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Suffering Quotes



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