Emile Cioran Quotes


29 Emile Cioran 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
"Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there."
"There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Existence Quotes
"In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Evil 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
"Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves."
"It is because we are all imposters that we endure each other."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Endurance Quotes
"What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?"
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes
"To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Birth Quotes
"Truths begin by a conflict with the police- and end by calling them in."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"Consciousness is nature's nightmare."
"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
"Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Authority 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
"A people represents not so much an aggregate of ideas and theories as of obsessions."
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"Glory - once achieved, what is it worth?"
Author: Cioran Quotes Category: Glory 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



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