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Quotations From URSULA K LE GUIN

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  • 1.
    Success is somebody else's failure. Success is the American Dream we can keep dreaming because most people in most places, including thirty million of ourselves, live wide awake in the terrible reality of poverty.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. "A Left-Handed Commencement Address," Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989). Speech, 1983, to Mills College.

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  • 2.
    The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. Address, 1983, in Poetry Series, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.. "Reciprocity of Prose and Poetry," Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989).

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  • 3.
    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 (b. 1929), U.S. author. Bryn Mawr commencement address, 1986. Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989).

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  • 4.
    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.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. The Lathe of Heaven, ch. 10 (1971).
  • 5.
    If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. repr. In Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989). "The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction," (written 1986), first published in Women of Vision, ed. Denise M. Du Pont (1988).
  • 6.
    He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. repr. In Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989). "Review of Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino," Washington Post Book World (Nov. 18, 1984). Speaking of Italo Calvino.
  • 7.
    When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
    Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. The Left Hand of Darkness, ch. 3 (1969).

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  • 8.
    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 (b. 1929), U.S. author. "Winged: The Creatures on My Mind," Harper's (New York, Aug. 1990).

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  • 9.
    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 (b. 1929), U.S. author. repr. In Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989). "Working on 'The Lathe'," Horizon (New York, 1980).
  • 10.
    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 (b. 1929), U.S. author. "Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?" Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989).

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