The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.
When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
The artist deals in what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.
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.
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
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.
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.
The creative adult is the child who has survived.
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