Although I feel that my tragedy is the greatest in history—greater than the fall of empires—I am nevertheless aware of my total insignificance. I am absolutely persuaded that I am nothing in this universe; yet I feel that mine is the only real existence.
On the Heights of Despair, Emil Cioran
I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings: the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.
I live by tangible experience and not by logical explanation.
Georges Bataille, L’Expérience intérieure
And then we never spoke again.
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