Elias Canetti Quotes

- Notable Elias Canetti Quotes Index -

Born: July 25, 1905, Russe, Bulgaria
Birth Country: Bulgaria
Died: Zürich, Switzerland, August 11, 1994
Occupation: Author

1.
All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
- Elias Canetti

2.
He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.
- Elias Canetti

3.
Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food.
- Elias Canetti

4.
Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence.
- Elias Canetti

5.
Success listens only to applause. To all else it is deaf.
- Elias Canetti

6.
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

7.
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

8.
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

Quotes by Elias Canetti

Quote Lite Home