E.M. Cioran

(1911 - 1995)

In 1937 philosopher E.M. Cioran left Romania to study in Paris, where he remained until his death. “I’ve read a lot in my life,” he said in 1983, “precisely because I was without an occupation—what the French call an idler, someone who doesn’t work. Being very poor, I lived like a rich man, without work.”

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After each night we are emptier: our mysteries and our griefs have leaked away into our dreams.

—E.M. Cioran, 1949

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