Elias Canetti Quotes

The smashers of language are looking for a new justice among words. It does not exist. Words are unequal and unjust.

One invention still lacking: how to reverse explosions.

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.

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.

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

Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you.