If you like Kafka, you might like Cioran.
All about the Life and Works of Emil Cioran. Cioran, the most
important Euro philosopher and psychologist of the last century.
Man is the great deserter of being.
- The Fall into Time
Suffering makes you live time in detail, moment after moment. Which
is to say that it exists for you: over the others, the ones who
don't suffer, time flows, so that they don't live in time, in fact
they never have.
- The New Gods
Only paradise or the sea could make me give up music.
To fear is to die every minute.
A heart without music is like beauty without melancholy.
- Tears and Saints
What to think of other people?
I ask myself this question each time I make a new acquaintance.
So strange does it seem to me that we exist,and consent to exist.
We live in the false as long as we have not suffered.
But when we begin to suffer,we enter the truth only to regret the
- Drawn and Quartered
Say what we will, death is the best thing nature has found to
please everyone. With each of us, everything vanishes,everything
stops forever. What an advantage, what an abuse! Without the least
effort on our part, we own the universe, we drag it into our own
disappearance. No doubt about it, dying is immoral
My mission is to suffer for all those who suffer without knowing it.
I must pay for them, expiate their unconsciousness, their luck to be
ignorant of how unhappy they are.
The poor, by thinking unceasingly of money, reach the point of
losing the spiritual advantages of non-possession, thereby sinking
as low as the rich.
- The Trouble with Being Born