Ursula K. LeGuin

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (born October 21, 1929) is an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, most notably in the fantasy and science fiction genres. First published in the 1960s, her works explore Taoist, anarchist, ethnographic, feminist, psychological and sociological themes.

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If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives.... But close up a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.
As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time I mean joy.
I doubt that imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty not knowing what comes next.
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces what they want is control. Control over behavior power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities.
What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy
What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
When action grows unprofitable, gather information when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.

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