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Emil M. Cioran

Birthdate: 8. April 1911
Date of death: 20. June 1995

Emil Cioran was a Romanian philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French. His work has been noted for its pervasive philosophical pessimism, and frequently engages with issues of suffering, decay, and nihilism. Among his best-known works are On the Heights of Despair and The Trouble with Being Born . Cioran's first French book, A Short History of Decay, was awarded the prestigious Rivarol Prize in 1950. The Latin Quarter of Paris was his permanent residence and he lived much of his life in isolation with his partner Simone Boué. Wikipedia

Works

„There is no one whose death I have not longed for, at one moment or another.“

—  Emil M. Cioran

Drawn and Quartered (1983)

„Life creates itself in delirium and is undone in ennui.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, book A Short History of Decay

A Short History of Decay (1949)

„To have committed every crime but that of being a father.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, book The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
Source: The Trouble with Being Born

„What I know at sixty, I knew as well at twenty. Forty years of a long, a superfluous, labor of verification.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, book The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
Source: The Trouble with Being Born

„Is it possible that existence is our exile and nothingness our home?“

—  Emil M. Cioran

Source: Tears and Saints (1937)

„It's not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, book The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
Source: The Trouble with Being Born

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