Elias Canetti Quotes


30 Elias Canetti quotes:



"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."
"The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well."
"The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble."
"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?"
"Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence."
"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."
"Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true."
"Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence."
Author: Canetti Quotes Category: Space Quotes
"The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns to see himself, but suddenly, provided he was honest, all the rest appears, and it is as rich as he was, and, as a final crowning, richer."
Author: Canetti Quotes Category: Self Quotes Self-knowledge Quotes
"One should use praise to recognize what one is not."



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