Elias Canetti Quotes

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"The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure." Elias Canetti
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"It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes." Elias Canetti
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"People's fates are simplified by their names." Elias Canetti
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"His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations." Elias Canetti
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"Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food." Elias Canetti
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"The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation." Elias Canetti
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"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
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"When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about." Elias Canetti
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"As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do." Elias Canetti
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"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
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"There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight." Elias Canetti
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"Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you." Elias Canetti
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"Most religions do not make men better, only warier" Elias Canetti
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"Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous." Elias Canetti
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"Words are not too old, only people are too old if they use the same words too frequently." Elias Canetti
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"People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation." Elias Canetti
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"One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it." Elias Canetti
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"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
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"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
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"Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you" Elias Canetti
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"Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long." Elias Canetti
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