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E. M. CIORAN
Does our ferocity not derive from the fact that our instincts are all too interested in other people...
E. M. CIORAN
A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its se...
E. M. CIORAN
Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly. The proudest palpitations ...
E. M. CIORAN
What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
E. M. CIORAN
When you have understood that nothing is, that things do not even deserve the status of appearances,...
E. M. CIORAN
Those who believe in their truth -- the only ones whose imprint is retained by the memory of men -- ...
E. M. CIORAN
We derive our vitality from our store of madness.
E. M. CIORAN
Earnestness is good and impressive: genius is gifted and great. Thought kindles and inspires, but it...
E. M. BOUNDS
We love orthodoxy. It is good. It is the best. It is the clean, clear cut teaching of God's Word, th...
E. M. BOUNDS
One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland --and n...
E. M. CIORAN
A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.
E. M. CIORAN
To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
E. M. CIORAN
Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal ther...
E. M. CIORAN
It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
E. M. CIORAN
Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not fi...
E. M. CIORAN
Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist --a demo...
E. M. CIORAN
Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off.
E. M. CIORAN
The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for on...
E. M. CIORAN