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Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes and Sayings

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

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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 above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- 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

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.
- 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 science fiction is the mythology of modern technology,
then its myth is tragic.
- 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

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

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

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

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha


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