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Confrontation with death always altered the mechanism of thought – “Darkness At Noon” – Arthur Koestler

July 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Humanism, Philosophy, Quotes

Rubashov wondered what other surprises his mental apparatus held in store for him. He knew from experience that confrontation with death always altered the mechanism of thought and caused the most surprising reactions – like the movements of a compass brought close to the magnetic pole.

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