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What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy? ...
by Ursula K. Le Guin

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Related topics: Cynical

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- 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

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

 

To oppose something is to maintain it.
- 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

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

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To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
- 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

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

He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.
- 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

The creative adult is the child who has survived.
- 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

When action grows unprofitable, gather information;
when information grows unprofitable,
sleep.
- 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

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

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 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

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

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

Show me a sane man, and I will cure him for you.
- Carl Jung

Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men,
men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations,
shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper?
- Frank Pittman

Nothing shall I, while sane, compare with a friend.
- Homer

What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.
- Anatole France

I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane,
and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored
to assure them of my sanity,
the more they doubted it.
- Nellie Bly

A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question.
Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
- Ezra Pound

Any sane person would have left long ago.
But I cannot.
I have my sons.
- Princess Diana

That all men are equal is a proposition to which,
at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
- Aldous Huxley

If you understand hallucination and illusion,
you don't blindly follow any leader.
You must know if the person is sane or insane,
over the abyss.
- Marguerite Young

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
- J. G. Ballard

I try to keep myself as sane and as grounded as possible
by surrounding myself with normal people,
such as all the friends that I've had from when I was little.
- Emily Rossum

The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think
deeply and be quite insane.
- Nikola Tesla

Chris and Toby are far too sane to be upset any more.
- Maggie Smith

Madness is tonic and invigorating.
It makes the sane more sane.
The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.
- Henry Miller

I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction -
I write the book straight through from beginning to end.
By following time's arrow, I keep myself sane.
- Jonathan Lethem

When do you know you're insane? And when do you known
you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two.
It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
- Siobhan Fahey

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
- Henry Ward Beecher

No sane person should believe that something is subjective
merely because it cannot be settled beyond controversy.
- Hilary Putnam

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
- Akira Kurosawa

Lord keep her safe since you can't keep her sane.
- Gloria Naylor

The difference between mad people and sane people...
is that sane people have variety when they talk-story.
Mad people have only one story that they talk over and over.
- Maxine Hong Kingston

Every man has a sane spot somewhere.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I AM what is called a Feminist.
Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence.
Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women.
- Joseph McCabe

Fortunately, there is a sane equilibrium in the character of nations,
as there is in that of men.
- Jose Marti

I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in
this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
- Margaret Anderson

Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad -
because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying 'You're mad,
you're mad.'
- Graham Swift

No sane man will dance.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking
over the municipal fireplace,
is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas.
- Alfred E. Smith

The amazing thing is that I'm sane.
I'm not bitter.
I'm not drugged out.
I'm not broke.
I'm still married to the same guy.
My children don't hate me.
- Brenda Lee

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the
problem of human existence.
- Erich Fromm

Am I afraid of high notes? Of course I am afraid.
What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

We take our bearings, daily, from others.
To be sane is, to a great extent, to be sociable.
- John Updike

I don't really trust a sane person.
- Lyle Alzado

Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical
efforts to secure the desired end.
- George Santayana

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
- Hermann Hesse

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more
true that power attracts the corruptible.
The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
- David Brin

As far as I remember, even younger than eight,
I have always been guided by reason.
Not cold reason, but that which leads to the truth,
to the real, and to sane Justice.
- Albert Claude

I hate playing pretty or sane people.
Most people are not attractive or all there.
- Amy Sedaris


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