Something to Chew On

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You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything. So I thought, once. So did we all. And the truth is that as a man’s real power grows and his knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower: until at last he chooses nothing, but does only and wholly what he must do

from A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin

5 thoughts on “Something to Chew On

  1. Chris Schallert, Idea Engine

    I lived in the days when novelists also thought that children could grow up and value adulthood, not pursuing this perpetual childishness.
    Back when authors respected what we could be, not simply what we were.

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