Elias Canetti
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"Elias Canetti" 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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The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.

Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food.

His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations.

It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.

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.

Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.

Words are not too old, only people are too old if they use the same words too frequently.

People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation.