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.

Ursula K. Le Guin Happiness Quote

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child he would grow up to be an eggplant.

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.

Ursula K. Le Guin Imagination Quotes

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.

Inventions have long since reached their limit and I see no hope for further development.

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.

Ursula K. Le Guin Hope Quotes