April 5, 2012

Ursula Le Guin on writing

just something i found today.

“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

2 comments:

Elaine AM Smith said...

Ursula's thoughts on words, and how writer's wield them, are very beautiful.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a wonderful sentiment. Oh look, my soul is stronger now!