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It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.


E. M. Cioran

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In order to have the stuff of a tyrant, a certain mental derangement is necessary.
EMILE M. CIORAN
In most cases we attach ourselves to God in order to take revenge on life, to punish it, to signify ...
EMILE M. CIORAN
It is because we are all imposters that we endure each other.
EMILE M. CIORAN
We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void.
EMILE M. CIORAN
The task of the solitary man is to be even more solitary.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Life creates itself in delirium and is undone in ennui.
EMILE M. CIORAN
The "west" - what curse has fallen upon it that at the term of its trajectory it produces only these...
EMILE M. CIORAN
Wherever we go, we come up against the human, a repulsive ubiquity before which we fall into stupor ...
EMILE M. CIORAN
To be modern is to tinker with the incurable.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Word — That invisible dagger.
EMIL M. CIORAN
Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.
EMILE M. CIORAN
One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and n...
EMILE M. CIORAN
In most cases we attach ourselves to God in order to take revenge on life, to punish it, to signify ...
EMILE M. CIORAN
It is because we are all imposters that we endure each other.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Suffering makes you live time in detail, moment after moment. Which is to say that it exists for you...
EMILE M. CIORAN
A great step forward was made the day men understood that in order to torment one another more effic...
EMILE M. CIORAN
A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself.
EMILE M. CIORAN
The more intense a spiritual leader's appetite for power, the more he is concerned to limit it to ot...
EMILE M. CIORAN
There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be.
EMILE M. CIORAN
To live... in any sense of the word... is to reject others; to accept them, one must renounce, do on...
EMILE M. CIORAN
The multiplication of our kind borders on the obscene; the duty to love them, on the preposterous.
EMIL M. CIORAN
You are done for - a living dead man - not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: i...
EMILE M. CIORAN
Les mystiques et leurs «  œuvres  complètes ». Quand on s'adresse à Dieu, et à Dieu seul, co...
EMIL M. CIORAN
To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
EMILE M. CIORAN
The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for on...
EMILE M. CIORAN
The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one.
EMIL M. CIORAN
Philosophy: Impersonal anxiety; refuge among anemic ideas.
EMILE M. CIORAN
If, at the limit, you can rule without crime, you cannot do so without injustices.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Sperm is a bandit in its pure state.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Basis of society: anonymous sweat.
EMILE M. CIORAN
What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name - and moving on.
EMILE M. CIORAN
If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.
EMILE M. CIORAN
Of all that was attempted this side of nothingness, is anything more pathetic than this world, excep...
EMIL M. CIORAN
أشعر أنني منفصل تماما عن كل البلدان وعن كل المجموعات. أ...
EMIL M. CIORAN
Melancholy: an appetite no misery satisfies.
EMIL M. CIORAN
Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.
EMILE M. CIORAN
The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose atte...
EMILE M. CIORAN
Chaos is rejecting all you have learned, chaos is being yourself.
EMILE M. CIORAN