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
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.
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
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.
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
I believe that maturity is not an outgrowing, but a growing up: that an adult is not a dead child, but a child who survived.
To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
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