Emil Cioran – Romanian Philosopher. Quotes. Nihilism

(nihilism/non-activisim, political activism, and market activism)

—“It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.

Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation.

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland – and no other.

The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live – moreover, the only one.

Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.

By all evidence we are in the world to do nothing.”—

You can’t outstubborn a cat, out-achieve a germanic, or out-frustrate a slav. In their world of nihilism, endurance is heroic.

Thankfully they are no longer quite so nihilistic – wealth makes nihilism difficult.

But Democracy and Theology let loose the evil of political activism, where Monarchy and Law limit us to MARKET ACTIVISM.

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