Ursula K. Le Guin is an American author internationally renowned for her work in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Some of her best known works include the multiple award-winning Earthseaseries of novels and the Hainish Cycle series of science fiction novels. In 2016, The New York Times referred to her as the greatest living science fiction writer in the United States.
She was born to writer Theodora Kracaw and cultural anthropologist Alfred Louis Kroeber. She was raised with three older brothers, including Karl Kroeber. In 1953, she got married to Charles Le Guinn and bore him three children.
Throughout the course of her massively successful career, she has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including multiple Hugo and Locus Awards.
In 2000, she was honored as a Living Legend by the U.S. Library of Congress for her creative contributions to American life.
In 2001, she received her induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
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.Ursula K. Le Guin
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
I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.Ursula K. Le Guin
If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.Ursula K. Le Guin
Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.Ursula K. Le Guin
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.Ursula K. Le Guin
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.Ursula K. Le Guin
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.Ursula K. Le Guin
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
The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.Ursula K. Le Guin
There's a good deal in common between the mind's eye and the TV screen, and though the TV set has all too often been the boobtube, it could be, it can be, the box of dreams.Ursula K. Le Guin
We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin
was a famous American author,
who was born on
October 21, 1929. As a person born on this date, Ursula K. Le Guin is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 21) and the 35th most popular for the year (1929).
People born on October 21
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Ursula K. Le Guin is the 631st most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Ursula K. Le Guin's birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin is the 3981st most famous American and ranks 16th in famous people born in Berkeley, California, U.S.
In general, Ursula K. Le Guin ranks as the 7339th
most popular famous person, and the 209th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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