Quotation by Arthur Koestler

The moment of truth, the sudden emergence of a new insight, is an act of intuition. Such intuitions give the appearance of miraculous flushes, or short-circuits of reasoning. In fact they may be likened to an immersed chain, of which only the beginning and the end are visible above the surface of consciousness. The diver vanishes at one end of the chain and comes up at the other end, guided by invisible links.
Arthur Koestler (1905–1983), Hungarian-born-British novelist, essayist. The Act of Creation, pt. 2, ch. 8 (1964).
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