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Elias Canetti – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Elias Canetti

 

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

– Elias Canetti


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


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

– Elias Canetti


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


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


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

– Elias Canetti


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

– Elias Canetti


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

– Elias Canetti