Saturday, 27 August 2011

In conversations....Crowds

Reversal Crowds

“Dear Friend, the wolves have always eaten the sheep; are the sheep going to eat the wplves this time?” This sentence, which comes from a letter which Madame Jullien wrote to her son during the French Revolution, contains the essence of reversal. So far a few wolves have held down held down so many sheep. Now the time has come for the many sheep to turn against the few wolves. It is true that sheep are not carnivorous, but, in its very absurdity, those who have been defenceless for so long suddenly find teeth. Their numbers have to make up for the experience in viciousness which they lack.
Elias Canetti

Sunday, 21 August 2011

The hardest thing: to keep discovering what you know anyway.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

another thought

Nationalism cannot be overcome by internationalism, as many people have thought, for we speak languages. The answer is plurinationalism.

Happiness is: peacefully losing your unity, and every emotion comes and is silent and goes, and every part of the body listens on its own.
Elias Canetti

Friday, 19 August 2011

Thoughts fitting together into a system are irreverent.
 They gradually exclude the unsaid and then leave it behind, until it dies of thirst.

We are never sad enough to improve the world. We are hungry again too soon.
Elias Canetti

Some things are said so that never can be said again. These include the bold thoughts;
 in repetition, their boldness is dead.
 Lightning shouldn’t strike twice at the same place. 
Its tension is its boon, but its light is only fleeting. 

If a fire is kindled, it is no longer lightning.
Elais Canetti