No Time To Spare: Thinking About What Matters

Ursula K. Le Guin

“The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ‘escapism’ an accusation of?”


“Anger continued on past its usefulness becomes unjust, then dangerous… It fuels not positive activism but regression, obsession, vengeance, self-righteousness. Corrosive, it feeds off itself, destroying its host in the process.”


“I work in my mind. What I do is done in my mind. And what my hands do with it in writing it down is not the same as what the hands of the weaver do with the yarn, or the potter’s hands with the clay, or the cabinetmaker’s with the wood. If what I do, what I make, is beautiful, it isn’t a physical beauty. It’s imaginary, it takes place in the mind—my mind, and my reader’s.”

Further Reading

Ursula Le Guin - Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

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