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 Emile Cioran - “To act is to anchor in the imminent future.”
 Emile Cioran - “It is because of speech that men give the illusion of being free. By speaking, they deceive themselves, as they deceive others because they say what they are going to do, who could suspect they are not masters of their actions”
 Emile Cioran - “Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.”
 Emile Cioran - “Everything is pathology, except for indifference.”
 Emile Cioran - “I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual.”
 Emile Cioran - “We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us.”
 Emile Cioran - “Our works, whatever they may be, derive from our incapacity to kill or to kill ourselves.”
 Emile Cioran - “Knowledge, having irritated and stimulated our appetite for power, will lead us inexorably to our ruin.”
 Emile Cioran - “Knowledge subverts love in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us.”
 E. M. Cioran - “What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his”
 E. M. Cioran - “Much more than our other needs and endeavors, it is sexuality that puts us on an even footing with our kind the more we practice it, the more we become like everyone else it is in the performance of a reputedly bestial function that we prove our status as citizens nothing is more public than the sexual act.”
 E. M. Cioran - “When you have understood that nothing is, that things do not even deserve the status of appearances, you no longer need to be saved, you are saved, and miserable forever.”
 Emile Cioran - “Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.”
 E. M. Cioran - “Sperm is a bandit in its pure state.”
 Emile Cioran - “The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself.”
 E. M. Cioran - “Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.”
 Emile Cioran - “To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.”
 Emile Cioran - “What we want is not freedom but its appearances. It is for these simulacra that man has always striven. And since freedom, as has been said, is no more than a sensation, what difference is there between being free and believing ourselves free”
 E. M. Cioran - “Does our ferocity not derive from the fact that our instincts are all too interested in other people If we attended more to ourselves and became the center, the object of our murderous inclinations, the sum of our intolerances would diminish.”
 Emile Cioran - “Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent - unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaust it - we perpetuate it within ourselves like a temptation and enthrone it at the very heart of our solitude.”
 E. M. Cioran - “Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent --unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaust it --we perpetuate it within ourselves like a temptation and enthrone it at the very heart of our solitude.”
 Emile Cioran - “Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart.”
 Emile Cioran - “What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity”
 Emile Cioran - “If a man has not, by the time he is 30, yielded to the fascination of every form of extremism, I don't know if he is to be admired or scorned - a saint or a corpse.”
 Emile Cioran - “Tolerance - the function of an extinguished ardor - tolerance cannot seduce the young.”

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