Circle of the Seven Senses


No darkness lasts forever, and even there, there are stars.

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore (1972)

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, The Lathe of Heaven (1971)

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)

Only in silence the word,

Only in dark the light,

Only in dying life:

Bright the hawk’s flight

on the empty sky.

Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea (1968)

Truth is a matter of the imagination.

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)

It was almost dark. Leaves and branches that had stood out sharp black against deep blue had begun to blur away into the dimness of night. Venus shone for a minute low between dark tree trunks in the west, and I prayed to the power of its beauty.

Ursula K. Le Guin, Lavinia (2008)