from Even More Adventures of Emil Cioran, Nihilist Police Detective

NIHILIST POLICE DETECTIVE EMIL CIORAN examines a dead body at a murder scene. The CHIEF INSPECTOR approaches.

CHIEF INSPECTOR

Look’s like this one’s had some bad luck. Eh, Cioran?

[NIHILIST POLICE DETECTIVE EMIL CIORAN pauses.]

NIHILIST POLICE DETECTIVE EMIL CIORAN

On the contrary, Chief Inspector. He’s been liberated from the burden of vanity. We’re the unlucky ones who still suffer from it.