Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes

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Born: October 21, 1929, Berkeley, California, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

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. Le Guin

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. Le Guin

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

There's a good deal in common between the mind's eye and the TV screen, and though the TV set has all too often been the boobtube, it could be, it can be, the box of dreams.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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