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

Persevering in one's existence is the particular quality of the organism; it is not progress towards achievement, followed by stasis, which is the machine's mode, but an interactive, rhythmic, and unstable process, which constitutes an end in itself. - Ursula K. Le Guin