Top 22 Elias Canetti Quotes

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There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning,
There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.

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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.

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

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

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People’s fates are simplified by their names.

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

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Most religions do not make men better, only warier.

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

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

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

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

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Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day‘s insolence.

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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.

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

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