Cioran and Wilde … Spot the difference…
Disapproving the following statements are probably the sole goals of life… and one should set-up aesthetic experiments to find out - if one is rich or lucky enough which is not the case of 96% of the world’s population, which still dream of life’s mirroring reflections and will never know:
“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it”.
“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing”.
"As a general rule, men expect disappointment: they know they must not be impatient, that it will come soon or later, that it will hold off long enough for them to proceed with their undertakings of the moment. The disabused man is different: for him, disappointment occurs at the same time as the deed; he has no need to await it, it is present."
Either physiology/desire is too strong or we still live in hope… for time in virtue of its modal futurity always opens us….