Quotation by Arthur Koestler

Laughter and weeping, the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy, mark the extremes of a continuous spectrum; both provide channels for the overflow of emotion; both are "luxury reflexes" without apparent utility. This much they have in common; in every other respect they are direct opposites.
Arthur Koestler (1905–1983), Hungarian-born British. "Art and Emotion"novelist, essayist, Bricks to Babel: Selected Writings with Comments by the Author, Hutchison (1980).
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