Louis-Ferdinand Céline Quotes.

1. "I have never voted in my life... I have always known and understood that the idiots are in a majority so it's certain they will win."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

2. "To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!"
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

3. "The worst part is wondering how you’ll find the strength tomorrow to go on doing what you did today and have been doing for much too long, where you’ll find the strength for all that stupid running around, those projects that come to nothing, those attempts to escape from crushing necessity, which always founder and serve only to convince you one more time that destiny is implacable, that every night will find you down and out, crushed by the dread of more and more sordid and insecure tomorrows. And maybe it’s treacherous old age coming on, threatening the worst. Not much music left inside us for life to dance to. Our youth has gone to the ends of the earth to die in the silence of the truth. And where, I ask you, can a man escape to, when he hasn’t enough madness left inside him? The truth is an endless death agony. The truth is death. You have to choose: death or lies. I’ve never been able to kill myself."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

4. "As long as we're young, we manage to find excuses for the stoniest indifference, the most blatant caddishness, we put them down to emotional eccentricity or some sort of romantic inexperience. But later on, when life shows us how much cunning, cruelty, and malice are required just to keep the body at ninety-eight point six, we catch on, we know the scene, we begin to understand how much swinishness it takes to make up a past. Just take a close look at yourself and the degree of rottenness you've come to. There's no mystery about it, no more room for fairy tales; if you've lived this long, it's because you've squashed any poetry you had in you."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

5. "An Immense hatred keeps me alive... i would live for a thousand years if i were certain of seeing the whole world croak."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

6. "...the new world, the communo-bourgeois, sermonizing, Tartuffian, automobilistic, alcoholic, gluttonous and cancerous world has only two anxieties: ass and bank account..."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

7. "People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

8. "The biggest defeat in every department of life is to forget, especially the things that have done you in, and to die without realizing how far people can go in the way of crumminess. When the grave lies open before us, let’s not try to be witty, but on the other hand, let’s not forget, but make it our business to record the worst of the human viciousness we’ve seen without changing one word. When that’s done, we can curl up our toes and sink into the pit. That’s work enough for a lifetime."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

9. "In circumstances of real tragedy you see things straight away...past, present, and future together."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

10. "To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe."
- Quote by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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