From "Another Story or A Fisherman of the Inland Sea," in A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, Ursula K. Le Guin
"Faced with chaos, we seek or make the familiar, and build up the world with it. Babies do it, we all do it; we filter out most of what our senses report. We're conscious only of what we need to be or want to be conscious of. In churten, the universe dissolves. As we come out, we reconstruct it – frantically. Grabbing at things we recognize. And once one part of it is there, the rest gets built on that."
From "Dancing to Ganam," in A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, Ursula K. Le Guin
The light moved before her like a star among the stars through darkness to the room full of books, where the fire burned in the stone hearth. "Hello, children," Lidi said. "What are we doing here?"
"Telling stories," Sweet Today replied.
From "The Shobies' Story," in A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, Ursula K. Le Guin