Elias Canetti

English writer born in Germany (1905-1994)

click to add your vote (1 vote)

Famous quotes by Elias Canetti:Sort:PopularA - Z

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.
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.
As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.
Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.
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.
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.
The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something trickle about them. A lot disappears in order for something to suddenly appear in the palm of the hand.
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.
There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.
When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.

Share your thoughts on Elias Canetti's quotes with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     

Citation

Use the citation below to add this author page to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Elias Canetti Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 27 Nov. 2014. <http://www.quotes.net/authors/Elias Canetti>.

Missing a quote of Elias Canetti?

Know another good quote of Elias Canetti? Don't keep it to yourself!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network