E.m. Cioran Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old E.m. Cioran quotes, E.m. Cioran sayings, and E.m. Cioran proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

No one can keep his griefs in their prime; they use themselves up. E.M. Cioran
Psychoanalysis is a technique we practice at our cost; psychoanalysis degrades our risks, our dangers, our depths; it strips us of our impurities, of all that made us curious about ourselves. E.M. Cioran
We dread the future only when we are not sure we can kill ourselves when we want to. E.M. Cioran
He who has never envied the vegetable has missed the human drama. E.M. Cioran
You speak of God frequently. It is a word I no longer use, ' an ex-nun writes me. Not everyone has the good fortune to be disgusted by it. E.M. Cioran
Imagine him, further, without faith— a nihilist mystic— and we have the disastrous consummation of the earthly venture. E.M. Cioran
Alongside intellectual disgust develops another, deeper and more dangerous: emanating from the viscera, it ends at the severest form of nihilism, the nihilism of repletion. E.M. Cioran
Consciousness intervenes in our action only to frustrate their execution; consciousness is a perpetual interrogation of life, it is perhaps the ruin of life. E.M. Cioran
Consciousness: summa of our discomforts from birth to the present. Such discomforts have vanished; consciousness remains— but it has lost its origins, it doesn't even know what they were. E.M. Cioran
That envy is universal is best proved by the fact that it breaks out among the mad themselves in their brief intervals of lucidity. E.M. Cioran
That man is going to disappear has been, heretofore, my firm conviction. But now I've changed my mind: he must disappear. E.M. Cioran
You must have powerful religious dispositions in order to utter with conviction the word being; you must believe simply to say about an object or about someone that it or he is. E.M. Cioran
Whatever induces collapse is thereby deserving of being listened to. E.M. Cioran
The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live— moreover, the only one. E.M. Cioran
Sexuality is a great leveler; better it strips us of our mystery...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
Keeping up is the mark of a fluctuating mind that pursues nothing personal, that is unsuited to obsession, that continual impasse. E.M. Cioran
To express an obsession is to project it outside yourself. To hunt it down, to exorcise it. obsessions are the demons of a world without faith. E.M. Cioran
The apparent symmetry of joys and pains has nothing to do with their equitable distribution: it results from the injustice which strikes certain individuals, thereby forcing them to compensate by their despondency for the other's unconcern. E.M. Cioran
It is just possible to imagine God speaking French. Christy never. His words do not function in a language so ill at ease in the naive or the sublime E.M. Cioran
As if I didn't have enough troubles, here I am harassed by those that must have been known to the cavemen. E.M. Cioran