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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    There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth.
    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)

    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)

    The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world.... One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure.
    Elias Canetti (b. 1905)

    One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.
    Elias Canetti (b. 1905)