Elias Canetti

Elias Canetti (Bulgarian: Елиас Канети; 25 July 1905 – 14 August 1994) was a Swiss modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer. He wrote in German and 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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    The planet’s survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
    Elias Canetti (b. 1905)

    There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.
    Elias Canetti (b. 1905)

    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 practise deception themselves.
    Elias Canetti (b. 1905)

    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?
    Elias Canetti (b. 1905)

    One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
    Elias Canetti (b. 1905)