Quotes by: Ursula K. Le Guin
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
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.
Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain't no free rides, baby.
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.
If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.
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.
I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.