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Insomnia is a vertiginous lucidity that can convert paradise itself into a place of torture. ---->>>

However much I have frequented the mystics, deep down I have always sided with the Devil; unable to equal him in power, I have tried to be worthy of him, at least, in insolence, acrimony, arbitrariness and caprice. ---->>>

I lost my sleep, and this is the greatest tragedy that can befall someone. It is much worse than sitting in prison. ---->>>

The capital phenomenon, the most catastrophic disaster, is uninterrupted sleeplessness, that nothingness without release. ---->>>

I saw that philosophy had no power to make my life more bearable. Thus I lost my belief in philosophy. ---->>>

One should live and die where one was born... I've been bored everywhere I went. What was the point of leaving Coasta Boacu? ---->>>

Biography

Emil Cioran profile (emil-cioran.jpg)
Nationality: Romanian
Born: 04-08, 1911
Birthplace: Resinár, Austria-Hungary (present-day Rășinari, Romania)
Die: 06-20, 1995
Occupation: Philosopher
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Emil Cioran (Romanian pronunciation: [eˈmil t͡ʃoˈran]; 8 April 1911 – 20 June 1995) was a Romanian philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French. Cioran was born in Resinár (Rășinari), Szeben County, which was part of Austria-Hungary at the time. His work has been noted for its pervasive philosophical pessimism, and frequently engaged with issues of suffering, decay, and nihilism (wikipedia)