Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler

Hungarian Born British Writer

Lived from: 1905-1983

Quotes: Arthur Koestler

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    A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar.
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    A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
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    Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
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    Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
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    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.
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    If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
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    Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
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    One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions.
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    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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    Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.
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    Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.
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    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.
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    The definition of the individual was: a multitude of one million divided by one million.
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    The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
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    The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.
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