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Arthur Koestler Quotes and Sayings

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Creative activity could be described as a type of learning
process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
- Arthur Koestler

A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar.
- Arthur Koestler

One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions.
- Arthur Koestler

Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.
- Arthur Koestler

 

The definition of the individual was:
a multitude of one million divided by one million.
- Arthur Koestler

True creativity often starts where language ends.
- Arthur Koestler

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

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

Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.
- Arthur Koestler

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.
- Arthur Koestler

The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail,
with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which
once seemed to possess eternal life.
- Arthur Koestler

The most persistent sound which reverberates through
man's history is the beating of war drums.
- Arthur Koestler

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
- Arthur Koestler

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

The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting,
at the proper moment, what we know.
- Arthur Koestler

Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history;
at its critical turning points there is no other rule
possible than the old one,
that the end justifies the means.
- Arthur Koestler

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Gratitude in advance is the most powerful
creative force in the universe.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

My hand is the extension of the thinking process -
the creative process.
- Tadao Ando

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
- John H. Johnson

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

Since age seven, I've been composing and have never stopped composing,
yet, the creative process is as elusive to me as it has ever been.
- Lukas Foss

My sisters were going out with artists and poets,
and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.
- Luc Ferrari

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
- Virginia Woolf

Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

It used to be that creative music was most of the music
that you heard back in the '30s and '40s,
and now it's like 3 percent.
So, its kind of a struggle getttin' it out there.
- Charlie Haden

Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun.
Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean
there cannot be fun in business.
- Leo Burnett

As with anything creative, change is inevitable.
- Enya

My real self is probably more creative and more frightening
than any sort of drink or drug-induced state.
- Ron Wood

The reason I dislike talking about the creative process
is that I do have a creative process that is a winner and it's a sure thing.
- Garth Hudson

Artie is a singer, and I'm a writer and player and a singer.
We didn't work together on a creative level and prepare the songs.
I did that.
- Paul Simon

Irish is the prominent nationality in the family,
but beyond that, I really don't know.
I see a lot of artistic or creative influence coming
through on my mother's side.
- William Wiley

No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative,
you're keeping the man-child alive.
- John Cassavetes

Russia, France, Germany and China.
They revere their writers.
America is still a frontier country that almost shudders
at the idea of creative expression.
- James A. Michener

The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative
and that is all there is to it.
- Edward Albee

Creative things have to sell to get acknowledged as such.
- Steve Wozniak

I don't think the creative writing industry has helped American poetry.
- Robert Morgan

True art is characterized by an irresistible
urge in the creative artist.
- Albert Einstein

It is important to make your own stuff.
Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not
stop involving yourself as a creative person.
- Ajay Naidu

The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate
town resides in the creative process.
- Peter Bart

I have to go someplace where I can soak myself in a creative atmosphere.
- Jeff Ament

I would, however, start writing fiction about 10 years before I actually did,
because it's such great fun to do, many times more
creative than nonfiction.
- Judith Krantz

I think the older I get the more creative I get,
I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger.
- Marc Almond

What can I tell you? I continue to be creative,
but have only been commercially successful outside of the U.S.
- Holly Johnson

I like engineering, but I love the creative input.
- John Dykstra

We grew up in a very creative environment and were
exposed to the arts at a very young age,
so it's not a surprise that all of us are in some form of the arts.
- Spike Lee

We are the creative force of our life,
and through our own decisions rather than our conditions,
if we carefully learn to do certain things,
we can accomplish those goals.
- Stephen Covey

Even as a footballer, I was always being creative.
- Eric Cantona

I think it's bad to talk about one's present work,
for it spoils something at the root of the creative act.
It discharges the tension.
- Norman Mailer

It is well to be alone.
It fertilizes the creative impulse.
- Max Nordau

I always knew that I wanted to be creative,
that I wanted to create something.
- Maynard James Keenan

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players...
they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
- Arsene Wenger


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