Wednesday, April 10, 2019

We Alone

Each of us believes, quite unconsciously of course, that we alone pursue the truth, which the rest are incapable of seeking out and unworthy of attaining.  This madness is so deep-rooted and so useful that it is impossible to realize what would become of each of us if it were someday to disappear.

-- Emil Cioran (1911 - 1995), Romanian philosopher and essayist whose work is noted for its pervasive philosophical pessimism, which frequently engages with issues of suffering, decay, and nihilism, The Trouble With Being Born (1973)

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