Quotation Explorer - 'Emil Cioran'

We are born to Exist, not to know, to be, not to assert ourselves. - Emil Cioran
Tolerance cannot seduce the young. - Emil Cioran
Usted puede ser tan pesimista, o en su defecto tan existencialista como quiera. Sin embargo también se ha enamorado. Cómo cualquier idiota. - Emil Cioran
That there should be a reality hidden behind appearances is, after all, quite possible; that language might render such a thing would be an absurd hope. - Emil Cioran
If there is anyone who owes everything to Bach, it is certainly God. - Emil Cioran
Nu poţi cunoaşte un om decât după nivelul la care s-a ridicat muzica în sufletul lui. - Emil Cioran
Word That invisible dagger. - Emil Cioran
I would like to explode, flow, crumble into dust, and my disintegration would be my masterpiece. - Emil Cioran
Femeia-i Paradisul ca noapte. - Emil Cioran
A book is a suicide postponed. - Emil Cioran
The only successful philosophies and religions are the ones that flatter us, whether in the name of progress or of hell. Damned or not, man experiences an absolute need to be at the heart of everything. - Emil Cioran
The contact between beings is established only by mute presence, by apparent non-communication, by that mysterious and wordless exchange which resembles inward prayer. - Emil Cioran
To live entirely without a goal! I have glimpsed this state, and have often attained it, without managing to remain there: I am too weak for such happiness. - Emil Cioran
Nu pot fi eu insumi decat daca ma inalt pana la furie sau cobor pana la descurajare: la nivelul meu obisnuit, ignor faptul ca exist. - Emil Cioran
The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one. - Emil Cioran
The sense that everything is going wrong has existed in every era, and rightly so since men have found no greater pleasure than in inventing new ways to make each other miserable. - Emil Cioran
I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers. - Emil Cioran
avec une âme habituelle, j'en ai demandé une autre à la musique : ce fut le début de malheurs inespérés. - Emil Cioran
Верный способ не сойти с ума в иных обстоятельствах: вспомнить о нереальности всего окружающего и не расставаться с этим... - Emil Cioran
I try--without success--to stop finding reasons for vanity in anything. When I happen to manage it nonetheless, I feel that I no longer belong to the mortal gang. I am above everything then, above the gods themselves. Perhaps that is what death is: a sensation of great, of extreme superiority. - Emil Cioran
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
By all evidence we are in the world to do nothing. - Emil Cioran
Von Natur aus bin ich jedem Unternehmen gegenüber abweisend, daß ich, um mich zu einem solchen zu entschließen, zuvor in einer Biographie von Alexander oder Dschingis-Khan blättern muss. - Emil Cioran
Each of us must pay for the slightest damage he inflicts upon a universe created for indifference and stagnation, sooner or later, he will regret not having left it intact. - Emil Cioran
We cannot consent to be judged by someone who has suffered less than ourselves. And since each of us regards himself as an unrecognized Job... - Emil Cioran
The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death. - Emil Cioran
Whenever I happen to be in a city of any size, I marvel that riots do not break out everyday: Massacres, unspeakable carnage, a doomsday chaos. How can so many human beings coexist in a space so confined without hating each other to death? - Emil Cioran
Think of God and not religion, of ecstasy and not mysticism. The difference between the theoretician of faith and the believer is as great as between the psychiatrist and the psychotic. - Emil Cioran
Not to have been born, merely musing on that - what freedom, what space! - Emil Cioran
Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows. - Emil Cioran
The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live-moreover, the only one. - Emil Cioran
Knowledge subverts love: in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us. - Emil Cioran
Only the mediocre want to die of old age. Suffer, then, drink pleasure to its last dregs, cry or laugh, scream in despair or with joy, sing about death or love, for nothing will endure! Morality can only make life a long series of missed opportunities. - Emil Cioran
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