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Emile M. Cioran
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F
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.

R
My mission is to kill time, and time's to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers.
A
Since all life is futility, then the decision to exist must be the most irrational of all.
N
There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be.
K
If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Anathemas and Admirations, "On the Verge of Existence" (1986).
R: Drawn and Quartered, 1971
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: The New Gods, "Strangled Thoughts," sct. 1 (first published 1969; tr. 1974).
K: The Trouble with Being Born, ch. 3 (1973).
   


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