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Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: A child ... opens and closes like a A child ... opens and closes like a blossom. Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: People's fates are simplified by their names. People's fates are simplified by their names. Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: The fluid boundary between individuals and types is The fluid boundary between individuals and types is a true concern of the real writer. Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: His head is made of stars, but not His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations. Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Understanding, as we understand it, is misunderstanding. Understanding, as we understand it, is misunderstanding. Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: As if one could know the good a As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: There is something fluid about [packs] during the There is something fluid about [packs] during the course of any individual manifestation. [p. 127] — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: The fear of burglars is not only the 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
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Of all the words in all languages I Of all the words in all languages I know, the greatest concentration is in the English word I. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: History portrays everything as if it could not History portrays everything as if it could not have come otherwise. History is on the side of what happened. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Since the death of his daughter, a consumptive, Since the death of his daughter, a consumptive, he had not thrashed a woman; he lived alone. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: The planet's survival has become so uncertain that 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
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Success listens only to applause. To all else Success listens only to applause. To all else it is deaf. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Rulers who want to unleash war know very Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: It is important to say all the great It is important to say all the great thoughts again, without knowing that they have already been said. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: I want to keep smashing myself until I I want to keep smashing myself until I am whole. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: The hand which scoops up the water is The hand which scoops up the water is the first vessel. The fingers of both hands intertwined are the first basket. [p. 217] — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: One needs time to free oneself of wrong One needs time to free oneself of wrong convictions. If it happens too suddenly, they go on festering. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Words are not too old, only people are Words are not too old, only people are too old if they use the same words too frequently. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Death is a scandal. The machine is functioning, Death is a scandal. The machine is functioning, we are all hostages — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: I try to imagine someone saying to Shakespeare, I try to imagine someone saying to Shakespeare, 'Relax! — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Of all of Napoleon's murders, the greatest and Of all of Napoleon's murders, the greatest and the most dreadful was of my father. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: In five minutes the earth would be a In five minutes the earth would be a desert, and you cling to books. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: One has a prejudice wherever one fears a One has a prejudice wherever one fears a transformation. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: A head full of stars, just not in A head full of stars, just not in constellation yet. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: People love as self-recognition what they hate as People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Learning is the art of ignoring. Learning is the art of ignoring. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Relearn astonishment. Relearn astonishment. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: You have but to know an object by You have but to know an object by its proper name for it to lose its dangerous magic. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Speak as though it were the last sentence Speak as though it were the last sentence allowed you. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Someone who always has to lie discovers that Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: He who is obsessed by death is made He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Beauty always has something remote. Beauty always has something remote. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: When you write down your life, every page When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: In eternity everything is just beginning. In eternity everything is just beginning. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: There is no doubt: the study of man There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: It doesn't matter how new an idea is: It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: It is important what a man still plans It is important what a man still plans at the end. It shows the measure of injustice in his death. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Whether or not God is dead: it is Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: A person often falls very ill in order A person often falls very ill in order to become someone else and then returns to health much disappointed. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Every decision is liberating, even if it leads Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open arms into their misfortune? — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: The first effect of adjusting to other people The first effect of adjusting to other people is that one becomes boring. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: The great writers of aphorisms read as if The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Most religions do not make men better, only Most religions do not make men better, only warier. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: There can be no Creator, simply because his There can be no Creator, simply because his grief at the fate of his creation would be inconceivable and unendurable. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: One should not confuse the craving for life One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: All things one has forgotten scream for help All things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: Everything one records contains a grain of hope, Everything one records contains a grain of hope, no matter how deeply it may come from despair. — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: The act of naming is the great and The act of naming is the great and solemn consolation of mankind — Elias Canetti
Elias Canetti Quotes By Elias Canetti: There emanates from superlatives a destructive force. There emanates from superlatives a destructive force. — Elias Canetti