Thursday, April 8, 2010

Meandering in the twilight . . .

Today is the birthday of Émile Cioran (April 8, 1911 – June 20, 1995), philosopher and essayist. He is best remembered as the author of the book, The Trouble of Being Born.

His writings were banned in Romania under the Ceausescu Government; however, in 1989 Émile Cioran was made an honorary member of the Romanian Writers' Union.

"Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen." - Émile Cioran

"If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot." - Émile Cioran

"Revenge is not always sweet, once it is consummated we feel inferior to our victim." - Émile Cioran

"The more we try to rest ourselves from our Egos, the deeper we sink into it." - Émile Cioran

"It is because we are all imposters that we endure each other." - Émile Cioran

"Our first intuitions are the true ones." - Émile Cioran

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