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Elias Canetti

Elias Canetti (/k??n?ti, k??-/; Bulgarian: ????? ??????; 25 July 1905 – 14 August 1994) was a German language author, born in Bulgaria, and later a British citizen. He was a modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist and non-fiction writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981, "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power".

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Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long.

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One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.

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Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim.

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The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something trickle about them. A lot disappears in ...

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Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster.

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There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.

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

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I would like to become tolerant without overlooking anything, persecute no one even when all people ...

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There emanates from superlatives a destructive force.

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Beauty always has something remote.

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Understanding, as we understand it, is misunderstanding.

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The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpec ...

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The self- explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns t ...

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The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. O ...

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Das Nicht-Wissen darf am Wissen nicht verarmen.

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