Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A Different Road

To oppose something is to maintain it.

They say here "all roads lead to Mishnory." To be sure, if you turn your back on Mishnory and walk away from it, you are still on the Mishnory road.  To oppose vulgarity is inevitably to be vulgar.  You must go somewhere else; you must have another goal; then you walk a different road.

-- Ursula K Le Guin (21 October 1929 - 22 January 2018), American writer, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards; The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), Chapter 11 "Soliloquies in Mishnory" (p. 151)

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