Ursula K. Le Guin Quote
All the mystery and wisdom of the Masters, when it's out in the daylight, doesn't amount to so much, you know. Tricks of the trade—wonderful illusions. But people don't want to know that. They want the illusions, the mysteries. Who can blame them? There's so little in life that's beautiful or worthy.
Dragonfly (p. 199) - Earthsea Books - Tales from Earthsea (2001)