Emile M. Cioran Sayings and Quotes

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

Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers. Emile M. Cioran
Chaos is rejecting all you have learned, chaos is being yourself. Emile M. Cioran
Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh. Emile M. Cioran
Every form of talent involves a certain shameless-ness. Emile M. Cioran
Life is merely a fracas on an unmapped terrain, and the universe a geometry stricken with epilepsy. Emile M. Cioran
The aphorism is cultivated only by those who have known fear in the midst of words, that fear of collapsing with all the words. Emile M. Cioran
A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself. Emile M. Cioran
Skepticism is the elegance of anxiety. Emile M. Cioran
Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown. Emile M. Cioran
If you're unlucky enough not to have alcoholic parents, it takes you a whole lifetime of intoxication to overcome the dead weight of their virtues. Emile M. Cioran
There is no limit to suffering. Emile M. Cioran
The limit of every pain is an even greater pain. Emile M. Cioran
Utopia is a mixture of childish rationalism and secularized angelism. Emile M. Cioran
Life without utopia is suffocating, for the multitude at least: threatened otherwise with petrifaction, the world must have a new madness. Emile M. Cioran
Losing love is so rich a philosophical ordeal that it makes a hairdresser into a rival of Socrates. Emile M. Cioran
There is no other world. Nor even this one. What, then, is there? The inner smile provoked in us by the patent nonexistence of both. Emile M. Cioran