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Some closing of the gates is inevitable after thirty, if the mind itself is to become a creative power.


E. M. Forster

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As with anything creative, change is inevitable.
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Dedication is the preparation to success!
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We could live several lifetimes and never exhaust the power of our minds.
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The love you get, is equal to the love you give.
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The river of knowledge has no depth.
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Love is blind, and a deaf-mute too.
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The fear of God is the only cure for the fear of people.
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A librarian for president is exactly what this country needs.
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If the best is possible, than good is never enough and only do the best.
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Less is more, with creativity, and without creativity, less is less.
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Typing is the future of talking and to don't forgot and brother of feature.
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I'm fucking the grave, I thought, I'm bringing the dead back to life...
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Art is the most creative result of the human mind.
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In the end, night calls and we go. Mind, body and soul we go.
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Life is a risk.
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It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
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The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind.
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To be or not to be that is the question.
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E. M. CIORAN
No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are ...
E. M. CIORAN
The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one.
E. M. CIORAN
Sperm is a bandit in its pure state.
E. M. CIORAN
It isn't possible to love and part... You can transmutate love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can ne...
E M FORESTER
The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself.
E. M. CIORAN
If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.
E. M. CIORAN
God: a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays.
E. M. CIORAN
Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent --unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaus...
E. M. CIORAN
A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals h...
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.
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