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SummaryEmile M. Cioran was a famous Philosopher from Romania, who lived between April 8, 1911 and June 21, 1995. He became 84 years old.
BiographyEmil Cioran was a Romanian philosopher and writer, speaking Romanian initially and French from 1949 (Accurate decomposition). It is forbidden to stay in his home country since 1946, during the communist regime. Although he lived most of his life in France, he never asked for French nationality.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 74 quotes who is written / told by Emile.
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Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Cioran
Famous quotes by Emile M. Cioran (74)
"The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live - moreover, the only one"
"One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other"
"Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows"
"Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there"
"Who Rebels? Who rises in arms? Rarely the slave, but almost always the oppressor turned slave"
"The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself"
"The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth"
"The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death"
"Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh"
"Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors"
"In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world"
"Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself"
"God - a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays"
"For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion"
"You are done for - a living dead man - not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the mystery of life"
"Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone"
"Truths begin by a conflict with the police - and end by calling them in"
"My mission is to kill time, and time's to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers"
"A people represents not so much an aggregate of ideas and theories as of obsessions"
"The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility"
"Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it"
"So long as man is protected by madness - he functions - and flourishes"
"No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one"
"Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil"
"If, at the limit, you can rule without crime, you cannot do so without injustices"
"I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers"
"A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at once a nation's paradise and its tomb"
"Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment"
"Tolerance - the function of an extinguished ardor - tolerance cannot seduce the young"
"Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth"
"Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer, since we feel a constant need for them and invent them because there is no way of doing without them"
"If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot"
"In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws"
"I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual"
"Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off"
"Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves"
"Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires"
"A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech"
"Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea"
"We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void"
"The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for one; in either case, tyrant or martyr, he is a monster"
"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"
"It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late"
"Each concession we make is accompanied by an inner diminution of which we are not immediately conscious"