Arthur Koestler was born 5 September 1905, and died 1 March 1983.
- Creative activity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
- The evolution of the brain not only overshot the needs of prehistoric man, it is the only example of evolution providing a species with an organ which it does not know how to use.
- Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
- The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
- Brain-washing starts in the cradle.
- The individual is not a killer, but the group is, and by identifying with it the individual is transformed into a killer.
- 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.
- A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar.
- True creativity often starts where language ends.
- History had a slow pulse; man counted in years, history in generations.
Arthur Koestler was a Hungarian-British author and journalist. Koestler’s Darkness at Noon gained him international fame. He went on to write novels, memoirs, biographies, and numerous essays. In 1972, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
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