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To look for meaning in anything is less the act of a naif than of a masochist.

Emile Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist [E.M. Cioran]
“Strangled Thoughts” (3), The New Gods (1969) [tr. Howard (1974)]
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By virtue of depression, we recall those misdeeds we buried in the depths of our memory. Depression exhumes our shames.

Emile Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist [E.M. Cioran]
Anathemas and Admirations, ch. 11 “That Fatal Perspicacity” (1986) [tr. R. Howard (1991)]
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