Sunday, October 03, 2004

E. M. Cioran

From The Trouble With Being Born:

"I have always sought out landscapes that proceeded God. Whence my weekness for Chaos."

"If instead of expanding you, putting you in a state of energetic euphoria, your ordeals depress and embitter you, you can be sure you have no spiritual vocation."

"Every friendship is an inconspicuous drama, a series of subtle wounds."

"Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone."

"The more you live, the less useful it seems to have lived."

"Not to be born is undoubtedly the best plan of all. Unfortunately it is within no one's reach."