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On the Heights of Despair by Emil Cioran
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Apr 22, 12

bookshelves: poetry-in-prose, philosophy, absurdism
Read from February 05 to 07, 2012

I also read the Myth of Sisyphus,important parts like the passion of living whit the absurd,and living life fully without the need of a meaning of life,were previously pointed out by Emil Cioran in this book ,although I must say that Camus presented them in a more lucid manner.
What I understand from this book is that, for Cioran what's most important is not that life sucks,but that is better to live fully,whit passion,even if you feel it's full of bitterness and that the passion consumes you like a terrible fire.He loves fire by the way.
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Emil Cioran
“the deepest subjective experiences are also the most universal, because through them one reaches the universal source of life.”
Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

Emil Cioran
“Sunt convins ca nu sunt absolut nimic in univers dar simt ca singura existenta reala este a mea.”
Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

Emil Cioran
“... numai in indoiala sunt profetii si fanaticii cu adevarat umani.”
Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

Emil Cioran
“Eu nu am idei ci obsesii. Idei poate avea oricine. Nimeni nu s-a prabusit din cauza ideilor.”
Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

Emil Cioran
“Nu esti un psiholog bun daca tu insuti nu esti un subiect de studiat daca materialul tau psihic nu ofera zilnic o complexitate si un inedit care sa excite curiozitatea ta continua. Nu te poti initia in misterul altuia daca tu insuti n-ai un mister in care sa te initiezi. Pentru a fi psiholog trebuie sa fii atat de nefericit incat sa pricepi fericirea si atat de rafinat incat sa poti deveni oricand barbar ... Simtul psihologic este expresia unei vieti care se contempla pe sine in fiecare momentu si care in celelalte vieti vede numai oglinzi.”
Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

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