Emile Cioran: On Sainthood as a Form of Despair

 

 

Sainthood: existence lived in one single absolute dimension. Saints can also hear the voices of the world; but they only speak of the pains that have become love; these are the voices of a single world. Let me turn to the music in which the worlds speak, the other worlds…
     – E.M. Cioran, The Book of Delusions

 

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