Emil Cioran

(1911_1995 / Rășinari)

Emil Cioran Quotes

  • ''Sperm is a bandit in its pure state.''
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Romanian-born French philosopher. "Aux Sources du Vide," Syllogismes de L'Amertune (1952).
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  • ''When you have understood that nothing is that things do not even deserve the status of appearances, you no longer need to be saved, you are saved, and miserable forever.''
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Rumanian-born French philosopher. "Encounters with Suicide," The New Gods (1969, trans. 1974).
  • ''The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.''
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Rumanian-born French philosopher. "Encounters with Suicide," The New Gods (1969, trans. 1974).
  • ''The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live—moreover, the only one.''
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Rumanian-born French philosopher. "Fractures," Anathemas and Admirations (1986).
  • ''History is nothing but a procession of false Absolutes, a series of temples raised to pretexts, a degradation of the mind before the Improbable.''
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Romanian-born French philosopher. "Genealogy of Fanaticism," ch. 1, A Short History of Decay (1949).

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