Elias Canetti Quotes

Most popular Elias Canetti Quotes

Everything one has forgotten cries for help in the dream.

dreams (during sleep)

Justice begins with the recognition of the necessity of sharing.

justice

All the pessimists in world history together are nothing against reality.

pessimism

All great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well.

aphorisms

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

success what is success

Whenever you observe an animal closely, you have the feeling that a person sitting inside is making fun of you.

animals

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?

decision-making

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.
— Elias Canetti

children parenting