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Quotations by author » Ursula K. LeGuin
American Writer best known for tales of science fiction, b.1929
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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.
Scientists
comfort was allowed to come to them rare, welcome, unsought: a gift like joy.
Comfort
He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.
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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.
Happiness
I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
Imagination
If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.
BeautyLife
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.
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It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
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It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end
Journey
It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Journey
Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
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Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Love
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
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My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
Imagination
Reason is a faculty far larger than mere objective force. When either the political or the scientific discourse announces itself as the voice of reason, it is playing God, and should be spanked and stood in the corner.
Reason
Success is somebody else's failure. Success is the American Dream we can keep dreaming because most people in most places, including thirty million of ourselves, live wide awake in the terrible reality of poverty.
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The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.
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The creative adult is the child who has survived.
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The greatest religious problem today is how to be both a mystic and a militant; in other words how to combine the search for an expansion of inner awareness with effective social action, and how to feel one's true identity in both
ProblemsReligion
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,
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