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Arthur Koestler Quotes

"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."

"If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surelymeant us to stick it out."

"The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers."

"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards."

"Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual."

"If conquerors be regarded as the engine-drivers of History, then the conquerors of thought are perhaps the pointsmen who, less conspicuous to the traveler's eye, determine the direction of the journey."

"True creativity often starts where language ends."

"The definition of the individual was: a multitude of one million divided by one million."

"Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion."

"Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity."

"Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face."

"Space-ships and time machines are no escape from the human condition. Let Othello subject Desdemona to a lie-detector test; his jealousy will still blind him to the evidence. Let Oedipus triumph over gravity; he won't triumph over his fate."

"The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums."

"A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar."

"Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means."

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