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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

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„The reaction against your own thought in itself lends life to thought. How this reaction is born is hard to describe, because it identifies with the very rare intellectual tragedies.“

—  Emil M. Cioran

The tension, the degree and level of intensity of a thought proceeds from its internal antinomies, which in turn are derived from the unsolvable contradictions of a soul. Thought cannot solve the contradictions of the soul. As far as linear thinking is concerned, thoughts mirror themselves in other thoughts, instead of mirroring a destiny.
The Book of Delusions (1936)

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„You really should come to the house — one of these days we might die without having seen each other again.“

—  Emil M. Cioran

"Since we have to die in any case, what's the use of seeing each other again?"
Drawn and Quartered (1983)

„Eternity is absence.“

—  Emil M. Cioran

Drawn and Quartered (1983)

„Existing is plagiarism.“

—  Emil M. Cioran

Drawn and Quartered (1983)

„To withstand any truth…“

—  Emil M. Cioran

The Book of Delusions (1936)

„To be is to be cornered.“

—  Emil M. Cioran

Drawn and Quartered (1983)

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