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Koestler, Arthur
Born: 1905-09-05
Died: 1983-03-03

Hungarian writer.

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

God seems to have left the receiver off the hook and time is running out.
- Arthur Koestler

Einstein's space is no closer to reality than Van Gogh's sky. The glory of science is not in a truth more absolute than the truth of Bach or Tolstoy, but in the act of creation itself. The scientist's discoveries impose his own order on chaos, as the composer or painter imposes his; an order that always refers to limited aspects of reality, and is based on the observer's frame of reference, which differs from period to period as a Rembrant nude differs from a nude by Manet.
- Arthur Koestler

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

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

If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
- Arthur Koestler

 


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