Elias Canetti

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Elias Canetti

Elias Canetti

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?More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One should use praise to recognize what one is not.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something trickle about them. A lot disappears in order for something to suddenly appear in the palm of the hand.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.More Elias Canetti [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:51]
His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:10]
It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:15]
Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:19]
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:25]
People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:40]
People's fates are simplified by their names.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:46]
Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:55]
Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:08]
Success listens only to applause. To all else it is deaf.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:12]
The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:31]
The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:40]
Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:18]
Words are not too old, only people are too old if they use the same words too frequently.More Elias Canetti [09/26/2011 10:09:29]

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