If any artist tells you 'I am a camera,' or 'I am mirror,' distrust him instantly, he's fooling you, pulling a fast one. Artists are people who are not at all interested in the facts--only in the truth. You get the facts from the outside. The truth you get from the inside.
The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Book: The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction