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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Cioran (cont.)

More Cioran, this time from History and Utopia: 'Were I to seize power, my first concern would be to do away with all my friends.'

And an anecdote on Diogenes from A Short History of Decay: visiting the house of a rich man, the philosopher is told not to spit on the floor. Complying with the request, he spits in his host's face instead, saying it was the only dirty place he hadn't been asked not to clean.

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