"He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Elias Canetti on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Elias Canetti on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Elias Canetti on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Elias Canetti on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Elias Canetti on Helen Keller
"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."
"All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams."
"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."
"The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness."
"Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food."