Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ursula K Le Guin

Prediction is the business of prophets, clairvoyants, and futurologists. It is not the business of novelists. A novelist's business is lying.
I talk about the gods; I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore I am a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.

both from her introduction to The Left Hand Of Darkness