"[…]But we in the Handdara don’t want answers. It’s hard to avoid them, but we try to."

"Faxe, I don’t think I understand."

"Well, we come here to the Fastnesses mostly to learn what questions not to ask."

"But you’re the Answerers!"

"You don’t see yet, Genry, why we perfected and practice Foretelling?"


"To exhibit the perfect uselessness of knowing the answer to the wrong question."

— The Left Hand of Darkness

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