Arthur Koestler Quotes

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

Arthur Koestler

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

Arthur Koestler

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

Arthur Koestler

We cannot unthink unless we are insane.

Arthur Koestler

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.

Arthur Koestler

Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.

Arthur Koestler

If one looks with a cold eye at the mess man has made of history, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he has been afflicted by some built-in mental disorder which drives him towards self-destruction.

Arthur Koestler

Creative synthesis has a basic, bisociative pattern : the sudden interlocking of two previously unrelated skills or matrices of thought.

Arthur Koestler

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

Arthur Koestler

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

Arthur Koestler

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

Arthur Koestler
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