Emil Cioran Quote

This is how I recognize an authentic poet: by frequenting him, living a long time in the intimacy of his work, something changes in myself, not so much my inclinations or my tastes as my very blood, as if a subtle disease had been injected to alter its course, its density and nature. To live around a true poet is to feel your blood run thin, to dream a paradise of anemia, and to hear, in your veins, the rustle of tears.


A Short History of Decay (1949)

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This is how I recognize an authentic poet: by frequenting him, living a long time in the intimacy of his work, something changes in myself, not so...

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This is how I recognize an authentic poet: by frequenting him, living a long time in the intimacy of his work, something changes in myself, not so...

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This is how I recognize an authentic poet: by frequenting him, living a long time in the intimacy of his work, something changes in myself, not so...

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This is how I recognize an authentic poet: by frequenting him, living a long time in the intimacy of his work, something changes in myself, not so...