Emil Cioran Quotes.

1. "As the years accumulate, we form an increasingly somber image of the future. Is this only to console ourselves for being excluded from it? Yes in appearance, no in fact, for the future has always been hideous, man being able to remedy his evils only by aggravating them, so that in each epoch existence, is much more tolerable before the solution is found to the difficulties of the moment."
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

2. "Every phenomenon is a corrupt version of another, larger phenomenon: time, a disease of eternity; history, a disease of time; life, again, a disease of matter. Then what is normal, what is healthy? Eternity? Which itself is only an infirmity of God."
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

3. "In the days when I set off on month-long bicycle trips across France, my greatest pleasure was to stop in country cemeteries, to stretch out between two graves, and to smoke for hours on end. I think of those days as the most active period of my life."
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

4. "لو استطعنا أن نرانا بعيون الآخرين لاختفينا علي الفور"
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

5. "Nu cunosc pe nimeni mai inutil şi mai inutilizabil ca mine. E un fapt pe care ar trebui să-l accept pur şi simplu,fără să mă consider cîtuşi de puţin mîndru pentru asta. Dacă nu va fi aşa, conştiinţa inutilităţii mele nu-mi vaservi la nimic."
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

6. "If only we could reach back before the concept, could write on a level with the senses, record the infinitesimal variations of what we touch, do what a reptile would do if it were to set about writing!"
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

7. "Explosive force of any mortification. Every vanquished desire affords us power. We have the more hold over this world the further we withdraw from it, the less we adhere to it. Renunciation confers an infinite power."
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

8. "When we are young, we take a certain pleasure in our infirmities. They seem so new, so rich! With age, they no longer surprise us, we know them too well. Now, without anything unexpected in them, they do not deserve to be endured."
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

9. "What right have you to pray for me? I need no intercessor, I shall manage alone. The prayers of a wretch I might accept, but no one else’s, not even a saint’s. I cannot bear your bothering about my salvation. If I apprehend salvation and flee it, your prayers are merely an indiscretion. Invest them elsewhere; in any case, we do not serve the same gods. If mine are impotent, there is every reason to believe yours are no less so. Even assuming they are as you imagine them, they would still lack the power to cure me of a horror older than my memory."
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

10. "A free man is one who has discerned the inanity of all points of view; a liberated man is one who has drawn the consequences of such discernment."
- Emil Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

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