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. – Ursula K. Le Guin who celebrates her 87th birthday today.
She also said:
Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby.
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.
It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music.