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There's a point... when you have to choose
by Ursula K. Le Guin

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Related topics: Values Choice Self

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

It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

 

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

To oppose something is to maintain it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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It is the journey that matters, in the end
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

Though I am a servant, I am not your servant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The only thing that makes life possible
is permanent, intolerable uncertainty;
not knowing what comes next.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
- 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

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

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

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp.
The reader, reading it, makes it live:
a live thing,
a story.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

It is good to have an end to journey toward,
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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

When action grows unprofitable, gather information;
when information grows unprofitable,
sleep.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The creative adult is the child who has survived.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.
- 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

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.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Your opinion is nothing but your point of view.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Exotic or ordinary, glamorous or plain,
exciting or boring - it's all in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Life is in our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of us believe that we have
been betrayed by someone outside of us -
in other words someone has done something to hurt us,
been dishonest or broken a promise made:
some trust in some concept was broken.
Indeed someone may have taken an action
that took only their needs into consideration,
they may have not followed through on a promise made,
and they may have not told you the truth.
But their actions have nothing to do with you
and have everything to do with them.
That's why no one can do anything TO you.
They can take actions that involve you that you may not like -
according to your point of view.
But you are not a victim, no way, no how.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a continuity always and always.
There is no final destination it is going towards.
Just the pilgrimage, just the journey in itself is life,
not reaching to some point,
no goal - just dancing and being in pilgrimage,
moving joyously, without bothering about any destination.
- Osho

Each of us holds a different image of God.
There are as many perspectives on
the nature of God as there are people.
However much any of us may choose to argue,
or to fight and kill, for our point of view,
the nature of God is an unanswerable question.
Perhaps there is a specific answer,
that we will never learn - in this lifetime.
Perhaps the nature of God is so complex and multifaceted
that each view of God describes an aspect of the complex whole.
Or perhaps the nature of God is actually defined by our beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

The present is a point just passed.
- David Russell

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family.
- Gwen Stefani

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

Design works if it's authentic, inspired,
and has a clear point of view.
It can't be a collection of input.
- Ron Johnson

After a certain point, money is meaningless.
It ceases to be the goal.
The game is what counts.
- Aristotle Onassis

A poet's work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie

Food can become such a point of anxiety -
not because it's food,
but just because you have anxiety.
That's how eating disorders develop.
- Vanessa Carlton

Sometimes it happens that a man's circle
of horizon becomes smaller and smaller,
and as the radius approaches zero
it concentrates on one point.
And then that becomes his point of view.
- David Hilbert

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack
that life is extinct on other planets
because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
- John F. Kennedy

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure
to dance without cessation;
and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
- Lewis Carroll

Men must live and create.
Live to the point of tears.
- Albert Camus


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