Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler

was a Hungarian author of essays, novels and autobiographies
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.More Arthur Koestler quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Among all forms of mentation, verbal thinking is the most articulate, the most complex, and the most vulnerable to infectious diseases. It is liable to absorb whispered suggestions, and to incorporate them as hidden persuaders into the code.More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.More Arthur Koestler quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Indeed, the ideal for a well-functioning democratic state is like the ideal for a gentleman's well-cut suit it is not noticed. For the common people of Britain, Gestapo and concentration camps have approximately the same degree of reality as the monster of Loch Ness. Atrocity propaganda is helpless against this healthy lack of imagination .More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The inertia of the human mind and its resistance to innovation are most clearly demonstrated not, as one might expect, by the ignorant mass- which is easily swayed once its imagination is caught- but by professionals with a vested interest in tradition and in the monopoly of learning. Innovation is a twofold threat to academic mediocrities: it endangers their oracular authority, and it evokes the deeper fear that their whole, laboriously constructed intellectual edifice might collapse. The academic backwoodsmen have More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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