Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler

was a Hungarian author of essays, novels and autobiographies
Most of us were not afraid of death, only of the act of dying; and there were times when we overcame even this fear. At such moments we were free-men without shadows, dismissed from the ranks of the mortal; it was the most complete experience of freedom that can be granted a man.More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The integrative tendencies of the individual are incomparably more dangerous than his self-assertive tendencies.More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One question that people always ask at home is never asked here: "What happened to Communism in Russia?" Everybody yawns when a visitor brings it up, because the answer is so obvious to every Russian. The answer is that there never was Communism in Russia; there were only communists.More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every creative act involves...a new innocence of perception, liberated
from the cataract of accepted belief.More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The integrative tendencies of the individual operate through the mechanisms of empathy, sympathy, projection, introjection, identification, worship- all of which make him feel that he is a part of some larger entity which transcends the boundaries of the individual self. This psychological urge to belong, to participate, to commune is as primary and real as its opposite. The all-important question is the nature of that higher entity of which the individual feels himself a part.More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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