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Emile M. Cioran
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F
No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one.

R
Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.
A
A sensation must have fallen very low to deign to turn into an idea.
N
Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer, since we feel a constant need for them and invent them because there is no way of doing without them.
K
To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Fall into Time," Quadrangle 70
R: The Trouble with Being Born, ch. 5 (1973).
A: Anathemas and Admirations, "On the Verge of Existence" (1986).
N: The Trouble with Being Born, ch. 3 (1973).
K: The New Gods, "Strangled Thoughts," sct. 1 (1969; tr. 1974).
   


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