Emile M. Cioran Quotes

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Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.
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For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
- Emile M. Cioran

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Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.
- Emile M. Cioran

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Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
- Emile M. Cioran

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Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.
- Emile M. Cioran

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Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown.
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Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.
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Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
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Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs once acquired it can imprison us.
- Emile M. Cioran

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No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.
- Emile M. Cioran

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Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it.
- Emile M. Cioran

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The desire to die was my one and only concern to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.
- Emile M. Cioran

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The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.
- Emile M. Cioran

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To act is to anchor in an imminent future, so imminent it becomes almost tangible to act is to feel you are consubstantial with that future.
- Emile M. Cioran

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To Live signifies to believe and hope - to lie and to lie to oneself.
- Emile M. Cioran

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We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves.
- Emile M. Cioran

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What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?
- Emile M. Cioran

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What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name - and moving on.
- Emile M. Cioran

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Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.
- Emile M. Cioran

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