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Ursula K. LeGuin

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

Ursula K. LeGuin

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. LeGuin

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.

Ursula K. LeGuin

Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. LeGuin

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.

Ursula K. LeGuin

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.

Ursula K. LeGuin

To oppose something is to maintain it.

Ursula K. LeGuin

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

Ursula K. LeGuin

The important thing is not the finding, it is the seeking, it is the devotion with which one spins the wheel of prayer and scripture, discovering the truth little by little. If this machine gave you the truth immediately, you would not recognize it, because your heart would not have been purified by the long quest.

Ursula K. LeGuin

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.

Ursula K. LeGuin

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.

Ursula K. LeGuin