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Ursula K. Leguin Quotes

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.

In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void.

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 children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.

The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?