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Elias Canetti
July 25, 1905 - August 13, 1994
Nationality: Swiss
Category: Author
Subcategory: Swiss Author

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


People's fates are simplified by their names.


Words are not too old, only people are too old if they use the same words too frequently.


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


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


Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.


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.


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.


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.


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


There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.


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


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


Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim.


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


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


The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well.


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


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.


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


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