Best Quotes by Elias Canetti (Top 10)

  1. All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
  2. 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?
  3. Understanding, as we understand it, is misunderstanding.
  4. His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations.
  5. I cannot become modest; too many things burn in me; the old solutions are falling apart; nothing has been done yet with the new ones. So I begin, everywhere at once, as if I had a century ahead of me.
  6. When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about
  7. The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.
  8. There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.
  9. 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.
  10. It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.

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