E.M. Cioran: A Short History of Decay

15 October 2019

We are sure only in our verbal universe.

The philosophers’ originality comes down to inventing terms. Since there are only three or four attitudes by which to confront the world—and about as many ways of dying—the nuances which multiply and diversify them derive from no more than the choice of words, bereft of any metaphysical range.

We are engulfed in a pleonastic universe, in which the questions and answers amount to the same thing.

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