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Elias Canetti

Swiss,  Author
Total Quotes : 26
Bad Person Could

As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.

- Elias Canetti

Death Guilty Obsessed

He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.

- Elias Canetti

Head His Arranged

His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations.

- Elias Canetti

Deceiving Figure Very

Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.

- Elias Canetti

Decision Why Otherwise

Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?

- Elias Canetti

Craving Confuse Should

One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.

- Elias Canetti

Dreams Help Things

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.

- Elias Canetti

Matters New How

It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.

- Elias Canetti

Drop Add Limb

A 'modern' man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.

- Elias Canetti

Production Everyone Should

Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food.

- Elias Canetti

Success Listens Else

Success listens only to applause. To all else it is deaf.

- Elias Canetti

Death Ugly Though

There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth.

- Elias Canetti

About Your Contain

When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.

- Elias Canetti

Unexpected Clutch Sudden

The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.

- Elias Canetti

Human Being Making Closely

Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you.

- Elias Canetti

Thought Planet Gamble

The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.

- Elias Canetti

Recognize Use Should

One should use praise to recognize what one is not.

- Elias Canetti

Process Though Each Night

The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.

- Elias Canetti

Love Hate Accusation

People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation.

- Elias Canetti

Silent Keep Whether

Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long.

- Elias Canetti