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Philotic ::: An adjective derived from Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" that indicates a linkage to a web of information connecting all forms. In the occult sciences when we discuss utilizing a philotic link we are thinking in terms of a magician's relationship to somebody or something (and usually the subtle and aphysical relationships of information) and how to connect with the target's signature through that relationship.



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1:A library is the first step of a thousand journeys, portal to a thousand worlds. ~ Orson Scott Card,
2:In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game,

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1:VENI VIDI VICI ~ Orson Scott Card,
2:You lied to us ~ Orson Scott Card,
3:Sons of bitches ~ Orson Scott Card,
4:You own nothing? ~ Orson Scott Card,
5:The kid is scary. ~ Orson Scott Card,
6:Veni, vidi, vinci ~ Orson Scott Card,
7:The Earth is deep, ~ Orson Scott Card,
8:you’ll dream, too.> ~ Orson Scott Card,
9:The enemy gate is down. ~ Orson Scott Card,
10:they have.> ~ Orson Scott Card,
11:The loneliness of power. ~ Orson Scott Card,
12:I buy way too many books. ~ Orson Scott Card,
13:Isaac Asimov’s Foundation ~ Orson Scott Card,
14:one tough son of a bitch, ~ Orson Scott Card,
15:The enemy's gate is down. ~ Orson Scott Card,
16:Europe was already Europe. ~ Orson Scott Card,
17:I am only what I remember. ~ Orson Scott Card,
18:Life is a suicide mission. ~ Orson Scott Card,
19:Never mock a tender heart. ~ Orson Scott Card,
20:The enemy’s gate was down. ~ Orson Scott Card,
21:You underestimate yourself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
22:How short life is for fools. ~ Orson Scott Card,
23:I am a creature of chemicals. ~ Orson Scott Card,
24:Might-have-beens are a bitch. ~ Orson Scott Card,
25:but you can’t preserve at all. ~ Orson Scott Card,
26:Today, Mr. Darcy is a vampire. ~ Orson Scott Card,
27:Let's fly away and live forever ~ Orson Scott Card,
28:Madness, and then illumination. ~ Orson Scott Card,
29:Do the gods of different nations ~ Orson Scott Card,
30:Five chickens do not make a cow. ~ Orson Scott Card,
31:Everything we do means something. ~ Orson Scott Card,
32:He did what he thought was right, ~ Orson Scott Card,
33:In the dark, where do shadows go? ~ Orson Scott Card,
34:Sólo se desea lo que no se tiene. ~ Orson Scott Card,
35:Because human nature never changes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
36:Love is random; fear is inevitable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
37:Remember, the enemy's gate is down. ~ Orson Scott Card,
38:Rumors are the sauce of a dry life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
39:talent. Potential. Great potential, ~ Orson Scott Card,
40:You will learn to defeat the enemy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
41:some wounds aren’t so easily healed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
42:Thank God for you, Ender. Thank God. ~ Orson Scott Card,
43:Cover your butt. Bernard is watching. ~ Orson Scott Card,
44:I’m only a god, Vanya, not an expert. ~ Orson Scott Card,
45:In my experience, influence is power. ~ Orson Scott Card,
46:Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. “Did you ~ Ellery Adams,
47:The piggies were not to be disturbed- ~ Orson Scott Card,
48:We have to go. I'm almost happy here. ~ Orson Scott Card,
49:Withholding a decision is a decision. ~ Orson Scott Card,
50:Darkness bound them closer than light. ~ Orson Scott Card,
51:From all wise men, O Lord, protect us. ~ Orson Scott Card,
52:If the act is evil, the actor is evil. ~ Orson Scott Card,
53:There wasn’t a trace of thrusters now. ~ Orson Scott Card,
54:Think like a machine instead of a boy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
55:I am a disbeliever in the unbelievable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
56:Stories are invented as you go along... ~ Orson Scott Card,
57:Tenía miedo, y el miedo le ponía serio. ~ Orson Scott Card,
58:Test can't messure what really matters. ~ Orson Scott Card,
59:A broken clock is right two times a day. ~ Orson Scott Card,
60:Human beings remain grubs all the lives. ~ Orson Scott Card,
61:what cannot be shunned must be embraced. ~ Orson Scott Card,
62:And all I managed, barely, was endurance. ~ Orson Scott Card,
63:If there is no awe, there is no audience. ~ Orson Scott Card,
64:It's intelligence that makes you unhappy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
65:people behave better when they know more. ~ Orson Scott Card,
66:Poke gave him life. Ender gave it meaning. ~ Orson Scott Card,
67:The absence of information is information. ~ Orson Scott Card,
68:Umbo grimaced. “It would be just like him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
69:I listen to music constantly while writing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
70:In war, everyone has their chance to bleed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
71:Tú no eres una promesa. Tú eres una amenaza ~ Orson Scott Card,
72:Where ideas are real and reality is shadow. ~ Orson Scott Card,
73:You can't change what you don't understand. ~ Orson Scott Card,
74:You get all the pleasures of the puppeteer. ~ Orson Scott Card,
75:He spent the afternoon alone in the streets. ~ Orson Scott Card,
76:I'm crazy," said Ender. "But I think I'm OK. ~ Orson Scott Card,
77:It isn’t what he did, Mrs. Wiggin. It’s why. ~ Orson Scott Card,
78:Love and serve the sources of your strength. ~ Orson Scott Card,
79:Maybe that's who you are, what you remember. ~ Orson Scott Card,
80:You who speak languages, you are such liars. ~ Orson Scott Card,
81:He's not a killer. He just wins... Thoroughly ~ Orson Scott Card,
82:Individually, human beings are all dolts.> ~ Orson Scott Card,
83:though darkness bound them closer than light. ~ Orson Scott Card,
84:flattery is never so obvious to the recipient. ~ Orson Scott Card,
85:From you I can learn things that nobody knows. ~ Orson Scott Card,
86:How much time? Not as much as I had yesterday. ~ Orson Scott Card,
87:I miss you,” he said. “Get over it,” she said. ~ Orson Scott Card,
88:In order to learn, one must change one's mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
89:It takes one evangelist to understand another. ~ Orson Scott Card,
90:rumors have no value unless they are believed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
91:Science Fiction has rivets, fantasy has trees. ~ Orson Scott Card,
92:Working is hard and distracts from having fun. ~ Orson Scott Card,
93:I am a Gordian knot. Don't unravel, just slice. ~ Orson Scott Card,
94:I saw, I wrote, and the world changed a little. ~ Orson Scott Card,
95:Just because you believe it doesn't make it so. ~ Orson Scott Card,
96:The emotion she could deal with best was anger. ~ Orson Scott Card,
97:The only way to learn is by changing your mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
98:What a waste of time to be posthumously famous. ~ Orson Scott Card,
99:Your trust in rationality makes you irrational. ~ Orson Scott Card,
100:Evil isn’t best served by equally evil servants. ~ Orson Scott Card,
101:Good people do not let others suffer needlessly. ~ Orson Scott Card,
102:He can have friends. It's parents he can't have. ~ Orson Scott Card,
103:He had so much damn respect he wanted to scream. ~ Orson Scott Card,
104:launches usually moved into the armies together, ~ Orson Scott Card,
105:No one can work on anything every waking moment. ~ Orson Scott Card,
106:People get used to anything, if it just goes on. ~ Orson Scott Card,
107:There's greatness in him. A magnitude of spirit. ~ Orson Scott Card,
108:Why don’t you speak to me, O Gods! she cried out ~ Orson Scott Card,
109:If you can’t do it twice, you can’t do it at all. ~ Orson Scott Card,
110:Inside us there is a place that is our true self. ~ Orson Scott Card,
111:Sometimes good people have to do terrible things. ~ Orson Scott Card,
112:The computer is also not famous for having mercy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
113:When you really know someone, you can't hate him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
114:As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. ~ Orson Scott Card,
115:It had to be a trick or you couldn't have done it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
116:I've learned all I'm ever going to learn from you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
117:None of us could be happy for long, doing nothing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
118:One is never too old to be a student of the enemy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
119:Sometimes lies are more dependable than the truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
120:The Maker is the one who is part of what he makes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
121:This emotion I'm feeling now, this is love, right? ~ Orson Scott Card,
122:We are only human when we are part of a community. ~ Orson Scott Card,
123:All I did was open the windows and let in some air. ~ Orson Scott Card,
124:—Así que nos convertimos en lo que necesitamos ser. ~ Orson Scott Card,
125:Blamelessness does not relieve us of responsibility ~ Orson Scott Card,
126:But always a giant, long before his body showed it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
127:He so careful, he piss on a plate and never splash. ~ Orson Scott Card,
128:History is an omlette. THe eggs are already broken. ~ Orson Scott Card,
129:Once you get a brother, you don’t give him up easy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
130:Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
131:When you really know somebody, you can’t hate them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
132:Isolation is the optimum environment for creativity. ~ Orson Scott Card,
133:Siempre que sigas naciendo, esta bien morir a veces. ~ Orson Scott Card,
134:Two sides of the same coin, but which side is which? ~ Orson Scott Card,
135:Ender Wiggin isn't a killer. He just wins—thoroughly. ~ Orson Scott Card,
136:need for a “speaker for the dead” and for the living. ~ Orson Scott Card,
137:No book, however good, can survive a hostile reading. ~ Orson Scott Card,
138:Peregrinos viajeros hacia el altar de la inteligencia ~ Orson Scott Card,
139:A pure soul must never grow attached to any one thing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
140:Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. ~ Orson Scott Card,
141:Human beings are free except when humanity needs them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
142:Human: That's stupid. Isn't there grass on both sides? ~ Orson Scott Card,
143:I looked for perfection, and I found something better. ~ Orson Scott Card,
144:It is not the rituals of worship that please the gods. ~ Orson Scott Card,
145:We need you to help us figure out how you can help us. ~ Orson Scott Card,
146:You're not crazy. You're not evil. But you can't stop. ~ Orson Scott Card,
147:Americans were all farmers and shopkeepers at heart.... ~ Orson Scott Card,
148:Being angry isn’t always for a reason that makes sense. ~ Orson Scott Card,
149:Ella se sentía contenida en su abrazo, nunca confinada. ~ Orson Scott Card,
150:he had the decency to be appalled by his own brutality. ~ Orson Scott Card,
151:I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father. ~ Orson Scott Card,
152:Isolation is—the optimum environment for creativity. It ~ Orson Scott Card,
153:most truth can only be expressed in circular paradoxes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
154:So the whole war is beause we can't talk to each other. ~ Orson Scott Card,
155:Everything possible to be believed is an image of truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
156:See these protrusions here, here, and here. That’s tech. ~ Orson Scott Card,
157:Since when do you have to tell the enemy when he has won ~ Orson Scott Card,
158:So the whole war is because we can't talk to each other. ~ Orson Scott Card,
159:There are miracles even reactivity can't pull off, Ender ~ Orson Scott Card,
160:There are too many players in this game,” said Ram Odin. ~ Orson Scott Card,
161:You get so you kind of like the feeling of being hungry. ~ Orson Scott Card,
162:Children never do understand their own childishness. Then ~ Orson Scott Card,
163:How could Quing-jao know what the gods meant by anything? ~ Orson Scott Card,
164:I need to find out if I'm as good at peace as I am at war ~ Orson Scott Card,
165:Maybe that's who you are, what you remember.” - Valentine ~ Orson Scott Card,
166:Please don't disillusion me. I haven't had breakfast yet. ~ Orson Scott Card,
167:Since when do you have to tell the enemy when he has won? ~ Orson Scott Card,
168:The commercial work of today is the classics of tomorrow. ~ Orson Scott Card,
169:The enemy may outgun us, but they will never outthink us. ~ Orson Scott Card,
170:To a man with only a hammer, a screw is a defective nail. ~ Orson Scott Card,
171:Una esclava que se alegra es una esclava de todas formas. ~ Orson Scott Card,
172:We don't punish the ones who fail. They just-don't go on, ~ Orson Scott Card,
173:A man who can't read only knows what other folks tell him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
174:Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to. ~ Orson Scott Card,
175:Two faces of the same coin. And I am the metal in between. ~ Orson Scott Card,
176:A man always assumes that others are as virtuous as himself ~ Orson Scott Card,
177:He always told the truth, but he didn’t always tell it all. ~ Orson Scott Card,
178:If you always speak your mind, the evil man will avoid you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
179:I have tasted the heat of stars, and all of them are sweet. ~ Orson Scott Card,
180:it made him want to sing hymns he'd never even heard before ~ Orson Scott Card,
181:Nobody knows more than can be learned in a single lifetime, ~ Orson Scott Card,
182:Thou art fertile ground, and I will plant a garden in thee. ~ Orson Scott Card,
183:How did I become the one to make this decision for everyone? ~ Orson Scott Card,
184:I love you Ender. More than ever. No matter what you decide. ~ Orson Scott Card,
185:I'm right here. This is who I really am. I'm not pretending. ~ Orson Scott Card,
186:Knowledge is just opinion that you trust enough to act upon. ~ Orson Scott Card,
187:Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books. ~ Orson Scott Card,
188:Nights were so real that days began to seem dreamlike to him ~ Orson Scott Card,
189:Nonsense," said Graff. "Ender always has plans within plans. ~ Orson Scott Card,
190:The leader only has as much power as his followers give him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
191:The only teacher that's worth anything to you is your enemy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
192:To have Achilles’s gratitude was clearly a terminal disease. ~ Orson Scott Card,
193:Better to dangle from strings than to be bound tight by them, ~ Orson Scott Card,
194:If you wait until you know everything, you never do anything. ~ Orson Scott Card,
195:I sold my brother,” Valentine said, “and they paid me for it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
196:Nights were so real that days began to seem dreamlike to him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
197:Só descredo no incrível.” I only disbelieve the unbelievable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
198:When you walk on the face of a world, then forgiveness comes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
199:You did hurt me. And I hurt you. It’s a popular pastime here. ~ Orson Scott Card,
200:And the voice of God was in the whirlwind after all, said Thor ~ Orson Scott Card,
201:Anything that is possible to be believed is an image of truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
202:One of Ender’s toonmates shook his head. “You dumb as a thumb. ~ Orson Scott Card,
203:Power will always end up with the sort of people who crave it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
204:So I don't even get a chance to learn before I'm being judged. ~ Orson Scott Card,
205:The essence of training is to allow error without consequence. ~ Orson Scott Card,
206:You really are playing God.” “I most certainly am not playing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
207:Your ego-depletion seems problematically difficult to assuage. ~ Orson Scott Card,
208:Don't be one of the scurrying, struggling ants.
Be the shoe. ~ Orson Scott Card,
209:Don't make fun of me!" Ender said. "I'm afraid I'm going crazy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
210:He kissed her and killed her then dumped her body in the river. ~ Orson Scott Card,
211:Into the the air, into the earth, into the fire, I am with you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
212:I've lived too long with pain. I won't know who I am without it ~ Orson Scott Card,
213:I want to go home, thought Ender, but I don't know where it is. ~ Orson Scott Card,
214:Science isn't done by consensus. It's done by rigorous testing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
215:The classes were valuable, but the real education was the game. ~ Orson Scott Card,
216:The univers is statistically more likely to be ironic than not, ~ Orson Scott Card,
217:The univers is statistically more likely to be ironic than not. ~ Orson Scott Card,
218:Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life, Ender. ~ Orson Scott Card,
219:He is dead, she thought bitterly, because we have forgotten him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
220:It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead. ~ Orson Scott Card,
221:I've lived too long with pain. I won't know who I am without it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
222:I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
223:One bachelor is an irritation. Ten thousand bachelors are a war. ~ Orson Scott Card,
224:Only because of ignorance could he shape the world so fearlessly ~ Orson Scott Card,
225:She believed in answering what people meant, not what they said. ~ Orson Scott Card,
226:That's life. It hurts, it's dirty, and it feels very, very good. ~ Orson Scott Card,
227:Then, as Father had trained him, Rigg thought past his feelings. ~ Orson Scott Card,
228:As long as you keep getting born, it's all right to die sometimes ~ Orson Scott Card,
229:As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times. ~ Orson Scott Card,
230:In my dreams," said Ender, "I'm never sure whether I'm really me. ~ Orson Scott Card,
231:Intellectual understanding does not always bring visceral belief. ~ Orson Scott Card,
232:It's simple. Nothing exists except in relation to something else. ~ Orson Scott Card,
233:Well, how do I know that they don't know the answer unless I ask? ~ Orson Scott Card,
234:We're an ecological disaster."
"Exactly," said the expendable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
235:As long as you keep getting born, it’s all right to die sometimes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
236:For the first time, Ender had found a living mind he could admire. ~ Orson Scott Card,
237:It's what I was born for, isn't it? If I don't go, why am I alive? ~ Orson Scott Card,
238:Maybe knowing about craziness means you don't have to fall for it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
239:Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. ~ Orson Scott Card,
240:once you get the beginning right, the ending almost writes itself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
241:Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden. ~ Orson Scott Card,
242:Who else but a pacifist would attack somebody as little as Wiggin? ~ Orson Scott Card,
243:You spend your whole life grieving for those who haven't died yet. ~ Orson Scott Card,
244:Ah, Vitaly, we all come from Eros." ~ Orson Scott CardSel Menach ~ Orson Scott Card,
245:Happiness can depend as easily on useless things as on useful ones. ~ Orson Scott Card,
246:hatch. I wouldn’t risk another high-speed dock if we don’t have to. ~ Orson Scott Card,
247:It is a weak man who blames his failures on the strength of others. ~ Orson Scott Card,
248:It's better to lose someone you love...than to have no one to lose. ~ Orson Scott Card,
249:It’s like communes—people with nothing are always willing to share. ~ Orson Scott Card,
250:Not that science is particularly pure, except compared to politics. ~ Orson Scott Card,
251:Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken. ~ Orson Scott Card,
252:Endurance, after all, was a kind of victory; a kind of heroism, too. ~ Orson Scott Card,
253:Grief,she reminded herself, is almost always for the mourner's loss. ~ Orson Scott Card,
254:If words can be lethal weapons, I must provide them with an arsenal. ~ Orson Scott Card,
255:Metaphorical flavor doesn’t influence reality,” said the expendable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
256:Order and disorder', said the speaker, 'they each have their beauty. ~ Orson Scott Card,
257:Sometimes happiness consists of finding the right balance of misery. ~ Orson Scott Card,
258:That’s how we’re going to face the end of the world? Reading a book? ~ Orson Scott Card,
259:The power to kill is the only power that matters."
-Enders game. ~ Orson Scott Card,
260:A good commander, thought Ender, doesn't have to make stupid threats. ~ Orson Scott Card,
261:Grief, she reminded herself, is almost always for the mourner's loss. ~ Orson Scott Card,
262:Grief, she reminded herself, is almost always for the mourner’s loss. ~ Orson Scott Card,
263:He is dangerous, he is beautiful, I could drown in his understanding. ~ Orson Scott Card,
264:Home is anywhere that you know all your friends and all your enemies. ~ Orson Scott Card,
265:I am just like Peter. Take my monitor away, and I am just like Peter. ~ Orson Scott Card,
266:If it isn't a wonderful story first, who cares how "important" it is? ~ Orson Scott Card,
267:In the silence, the bear died. It was a cute death, with funny music. ~ Orson Scott Card,
268:My hands are clean, but not because I wasn't prepared to bloody them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
269:Only a fool closes the door when the wolf is already inside the barn. ~ Orson Scott Card,
270:Reasonable argument is impossible when authority becomes the arbiter. ~ Orson Scott Card,
271:The most noble title any child can have, Demosthenes wrote, is Third. ~ Orson Scott Card,
272:The most noble title any child can have, Demosthenes wrote, is third. ~ Orson Scott Card,
273:be skilled at seeing people for what they are, not for what they seem. ~ Orson Scott Card,
274:Everything possible to be believed is an image of truth." -Taleswapper ~ Orson Scott Card,
275:It's laugh or cry," said Rigg.
"Cry then. Give the old man his due. ~ Orson Scott Card,
276:must do all we can do without destroying our ability to keep doing it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
277:The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell. ~ Orson Scott Card,
278:Was that tragedy? Or was that comedy? Was there really any difference? ~ Orson Scott Card,
279:We’re businessmen, Chubs. The moral high ground is wherever we set it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
280:Bonzo, he pre-cise. He so careful, he piss on a plate and never splash. ~ Orson Scott Card,
281:In Russia you learn patience," said Ivan. "In America you learn action. ~ Orson Scott Card,
282:In Russia you learn patience,” said Ivan. “In America you learn action. ~ Orson Scott Card,
283:That is the ultimate power, to stare death in the face and be unafraid. ~ Orson Scott Card,
284:The trouble with coins is, when one face is up, the other face is down. ~ Orson Scott Card,
285:All the stories are fictions. What matters is which fiction you believe. ~ Orson Scott Card,
286:but Ender knew that lies could not last long in America. So he believed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
287:I always tell the truth about what I’m selling, and then nobody buys it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
288:I hate it when you ‘deal’ with me.” “OK, what if I ‘handle’ you instead? ~ Orson Scott Card,
289:Oh,” said Wheaton. “Oh, I see. Yes, that does bring mathematics into it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
290:Once you duct-tape a Ziploc bag to a man's chest, there's no going back. ~ Orson Scott Card,
291:The warmth of mutual respect...Not the heat of anger or the ice of hate. ~ Orson Scott Card,
292:The war on apathy moved much slower than real wars fought on the ground. ~ Orson Scott Card,
293:They prayed for it, they want it, but when they got it, they complained. ~ Orson Scott Card,
294:When I am drunk I am at my best. It is the national knack of the French. ~ Orson Scott Card,
295:Who would I be, if other good souls did not make up for my shortcomings? ~ Orson Scott Card,
296:You don't have to eat the entire turd to know that it's not a crab cake. ~ Orson Scott Card,
297:All dreams. If there was love or pity for him, it was only in his dreams. ~ Orson Scott Card,
298:Didn't Jesus say something disparaging about casting pearls before swine? ~ Orson Scott Card,
299:It is in the turmoil of chaos that we discover what, if anything, we are. ~ Orson Scott Card,
300:It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
301:Knowing at the same time that whatever people pretend to be, they become. ~ Orson Scott Card,
302:Não es estrago,” he whispered, “es solo fecundo, e vou plantar jardim aí. ~ Orson Scott Card,
303:One mind can think only of its own questions; it rarely surprises itself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
304:Unfortunately, we live in a time when the media are almost a monoculture. ~ Orson Scott Card,
305:we must do all we can do without destroying our ability to keep doing it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
306:You can’t answer what I said, so you’re going to talk about my saying it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
307:And Americans always think international laws are for other people anyway, ~ Orson Scott Card,
308:But I fear that I also underestimate the stupidity of the rest of mankind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
309:Don’t win loyalty, just obedience, and only while the lash is in the room. ~ Orson Scott Card,
310:I have hope for you, if only because you're the only one left to hope for. ~ Orson Scott Card,
311:It is the essence of dignity to pretend to desire what you cannot prevent. ~ Orson Scott Card,
312:It just gripes me hollow, the way God always sneaks in to take the credit. ~ Orson Scott Card,
313:Living men forget the lessons of the past. But the ancestors never forget. ~ Orson Scott Card,
314:Once you get a storm started, it’s mighty hard to slow it back down again. ~ Orson Scott Card,
315:Once you have the gallows, you'll find new reasons to hang people from it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
316:The only way to retrieve a secret,once known, is to replace it with a lie. ~ Orson Scott Card,
317:With life. Rooter says that life is how God gives purpose to the universe. ~ Orson Scott Card,
318:Better come with me before your eyes make promises your stomach can’t keep. ~ Orson Scott Card,
319:In fact she’s a Baptist, which is almost like being Christian, only louder. ~ Orson Scott Card,
320:I taught you everything you know. But I didn't teach you everything I know. ~ Orson Scott Card,
321:Russians are never more cooperative than when they are about to betray you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
322:War was never so careful as to inflict suffering only where it was merited. ~ Orson Scott Card,
323:What good were the rules of time when the rules of magic contradicted them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
324:By the time they got home, they were both thoroughly bilingual in cursing. * ~ Orson Scott Card,
325:I didn't want to hurt him!" Ender cried. "Why didn't he just leave me alone! ~ Orson Scott Card,
326:I've seen Australia and I've lived on an asteroid and I'd take the asteroid. ~ Orson Scott Card,
327:Maybe it isn’t based on what you deserve. Maybe it’s based on what you need. ~ Orson Scott Card,
328:My mind, my logical, practical, reasoning mind, is peeing in his mind pants. ~ Orson Scott Card,
329:That's the problem with Peter," said Theresa.
"Only the one?" said Peter. ~ Orson Scott Card,
330:The have influence, but no power."
"In my experience, influence is power. ~ Orson Scott Card,
331:There is no society that does not highly value fictional storytelling. Ever. ~ Orson Scott Card,
332:The world was full of locked doors, and he had to get his hand on every key. ~ Orson Scott Card,
333:A duel is just two murders who agree to take turns trying to kill each other. ~ Orson Scott Card,
334:Graff smiled a little Mona Lisa smile, if Mona Lisa had been a pudgy colonel. ~ Orson Scott Card,
335:I don't give up and I don't wear down. I'm not just rock, I'm diamond. ~ Orson Scott Card,
336:no nation is governable except by overwhelming force or complete cooperation. ~ Orson Scott Card,
337:Religion makes them crazy. Not a woman I ever met wasn't crazy with religion. ~ Orson Scott Card,
338:Sickness and healing are in every heart; death and deliverance in every hand. ~ Orson Scott Card,
339:Humor depends on the teller and hearer of the jest standing in the same place. ~ Orson Scott Card,
340:If desire did not dim the brain, nobody would ever get married, drunk, or fat. ~ Orson Scott Card,
341:If you had any brains, you’d be in a real career, like selling life insurance. ~ Orson Scott Card,
342:I'm never impossible. The most I ever allow myself is to be somewhat unlikely. ~ Orson Scott Card,
343:I think you can't possibly know the truth about somebody unless you love them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
344:Like climbing a cliff, thinking is a perilous activity for those unused to it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
345:The problem was, the people who should shut up were the ones talking the most. ~ Orson Scott Card,
346:They have influence, but no power."
"In my experience, influence is power. ~ Orson Scott Card,
347:To keep dignity, and give honor when it's due, so that defeat is not disgrace. ~ Orson Scott Card,
348:Tudo o que fazemos tem um significado, Ender concluiu. Eles rirem. Eu não rir. ~ Orson Scott Card,
349:You deplore what I did, but you still want to know the results of my research. ~ Orson Scott Card,
350:Aw, Poke, you poor, kind, decent, stupid girl. You saved me and I let you down. ~ Orson Scott Card,
351:He would always speak the language of the heart with an awkward foreign accent. ~ Orson Scott Card,
352:Home was merely a dull ache in the back of his memory. A tiredness in his eyes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
353:I always tell what I believe. Whether it's true, I'm no more sure than any man. ~ Orson Scott Card,
354:I always tell what I believe. Whether it’s true, I’m no more sure than any man. ~ Orson Scott Card,
355:People are never fair, even when they try to be...and few are the ones who try. ~ Orson Scott Card,
356:That's why he hates you, because you didn't suffer when he tried to punish you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
357:The house always smells like good food,” said Piotr. “It’s the perfume of love. ~ Orson Scott Card,
358:Wherever their laughter came from, Ender couldn’t find such a place in himself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
359:A library is the first step of a thousand journeys, portal to a thousand worlds. ~ Orson Scott Card,
360:His name is Human,’ said the Speaker. ‘And so is yours,’ said the Bishop softly. ~ Orson Scott Card,
361:I didn't know how you'd get us out of that last one. But you did. You were good. ~ Orson Scott Card,
362:If our happiness is the purpose of God,” said Alai, “why are so few of us happy? ~ Orson Scott Card,
363:These other armies, they aren’t the enemy. It’s the teachers, they’re the enemy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
364:We know everything we knew that was worth knowing, that's a crucial distinction. ~ Orson Scott Card,
365:Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going. ~ Orson Scott Card,
366:A library is the first step of a thousand journeys, portal to a thousand worlds. ~ Orson Scott Card,
367:a lot of human behavior was really acting out our responses to dangers long past. ~ Orson Scott Card,
368:Ender’s anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo’s was hot, and so it used him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
369:Even the most introverted person alive is constantly hungry for human association ~ Orson Scott Card,
370:Fairness is a wonderful attribute, Major Anderson. It has nothing to do with war. ~ Orson Scott Card,
371:Faith doesn't mean you never doubt. It only means you never act upon your doubts. ~ Orson Scott Card,
372:Isn’t that what it means to be civilized? That you can wait to get what you want? ~ Orson Scott Card,
373:It's easy to manipulate your children when they're absolutely sure you're stupid. ~ Orson Scott Card,
374:It wasn't so bad being a slave when your owner was yourself and stood up for you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
375:Oh, I'll live Ender's life, too. It's so much more interesting than my own." ~Val ~ Orson Scott Card,
376:Sickness and healing are in every heart. Death and deliverance are in every hand. ~ Orson Scott Card,
377:So it's Mr. Wiggin and Who The Hell Are You.'

'About right,' Bean replied. ~ Orson Scott Card,
378:These children had never looked death in the face and then chosen to live anyway. ~ Orson Scott Card,
379:Ain’t spacetime a bitch,” said Ram. “Noted,” said the expendable. “Nineteen times. ~ Orson Scott Card,
380:And that," said Bean, "is why losing is a much more powerful teacher than winning. ~ Orson Scott Card,
381:And then he thought: Is this how idiots rationalize their stupidity to themselves? ~ Orson Scott Card,
382:If you get too slow, the listener’s attention wanders and the information is lost. ~ Orson Scott Card,
383:I'm just saying things never get so bad we can't do something to make them better. ~ Orson Scott Card,
384:Individual human beings are all tools, that the others use to help us all survive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
385:I own the whole world, and folks haven't been keeping up too well on the payments. ~ Orson Scott Card,
386:I think Russia agreed to it because they’re facing a revolt of the Islamic States. ~ Orson Scott Card,
387:Never take another human being to the third life, because we don't know how to go. ~ Orson Scott Card,
388:PLACE YOUR HAND ON THE SCANNER AT THE HEAD OF YOUR BUNK AND SPEAK YOUR NAME TWICE. ~ Orson Scott Card,
389:That’s the way of the world: The princess can disappear, but the witch is forever. ~ Orson Scott Card,
390:The stone loves you. Don't you see it? Hasn't it shown you its love all your life? ~ Orson Scott Card,
391:You’ve lost faith in yourself? Isn’t that rich? A god who’s become a self-atheist! ~ Orson Scott Card,
392:Everybody dies. What matters is what you do between now and when it happens to you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
393:Every day people judge all other people. The question is whether they judge wisely. ~ Orson Scott Card,
394:Guils is the greatest weapon vecause its cuts rarely heal and it aims for the heart ~ Orson Scott Card,
395:I don't believe that there are aliens. I believe there are really different people. ~ Orson Scott Card,
396:If desire did not dim the brain, nobody would ever get married, drunk, or fat. ~Val ~ Orson Scott Card,
397:If I could make my heart hard," said Alvin, "I'd be a worse man, but a happier one. ~ Orson Scott Card,
398:I'm neutral on lying, seeing as how there's times when the truth just hurts people. ~ Orson Scott Card,
399:Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be ~ Orson Scott Card,
400:there’s no fear of future in the song of life, just the ever-joyful present moment. ~ Orson Scott Card,
401:A maimed bunny rabbit could pin me in under two seconds. I’m a lover, not a fighter. ~ Orson Scott Card,
402:calling a man a god did not elevate the man, it only diminished the idea of godhood. ~ Orson Scott Card,
403:Government is all show when it isn't murder in the dark ... or soldiers in the open. ~ Orson Scott Card,
404:I'll obey you now," said Runnel.
Brick laughed. "Except when you think I'm wrong. ~ Orson Scott Card,
405:It is painful to fail. But it is far sadder when a storyteller stops wanting to try. ~ Orson Scott Card,
406:It's a stupid leader who can't turn follower when somebody offers him a wiser course ~ Orson Scott Card,
407:La felicidad puede depender tan fácilmente de las cosas útiles como de las inútiles. ~ Orson Scott Card,
408:Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
409:Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
410:Science fiction is about what could be but isn't; fantasy is about what couldn't be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
411:to be deceived. You know why I am here.” “Ah. I guess this means Dap filed a report. ~ Orson Scott Card,
412:you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself at your time of deepest sorrow. ~ Orson Scott Card,
413:You honor our humble abode,' said Bean.
'I do, don't I,' said Peter with a smile. ~ Orson Scott Card,
414:you’re too ignorant to understand the reasons why your ignorance is a fatal disease. ~ Orson Scott Card,
415:A character is what he does, yes - but even more, a character is what he means to do. ~ Orson Scott Card,
416:Every day all people judge all other people. The question is whether we judge wisely. ~ Orson Scott Card,
417:[H]e had come to work for what the fee could buy, and not for joy of the work itself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
418:I must rejoice that I am part of her, instead of resenting that I am not more of her. ~ Orson Scott Card,
419:Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people. ~ Orson Scott Card,
420:long stories in the same series (as well as a couple of stabs at mainstream stories). ~ Orson Scott Card,
421:Some men are great enough that they can love a whole woman, and not just part of her. ~ Orson Scott Card,
422:That's the problem with winning right from the start, though Ender. You lose friends. ~ Orson Scott Card,
423:We're like the wicked witch. We promise gingerbread, then eat the little brats alive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
424:We’re the wicked witch. We promise gingerbread, but we eat the little bastards alive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
425:How clever of me. I have found such a pathway into hell that I can never get back out. ~ Orson Scott Card,
426:Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. ~ Orson Scott Card,
427:It was astonishingly light, to hold all the hope and future of a great race within it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
428:I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration. ~ Orson Scott Card,
429:So you choose to measure by the only standard that allows your life to be meaningless? ~ Orson Scott Card,
430:That's the problem with winning right from the start, thought Ender. you lose friends. ~ Orson Scott Card,
431:When have you ever seen someone who had no doubts who was also correct about anything? ~ Orson Scott Card,
432:You can't leave [the children] to God when God has left them to us." - Sister Carlotta ~ Orson Scott Card,
433:But my eagerness to sacrifice little children in order to save mankind is wearing thin. ~ Orson Scott Card,
434:Evil people naturally assume that you will use that power exactly as they would use it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
435:Famous at high school is like being employee of the month at the sanitation department. ~ Orson Scott Card,
436:I will love you forever, he thought. I am lying, he thought, and this time he was right ~ Orson Scott Card,
437:I would follow such beauty, said something inside Ender. I would see as those eyes see. ~ Orson Scott Card,
438:Like Santa Claus. You adults pretend he doesn't exist, but we know that he really does. ~ Orson Scott Card,
439:The nations that offer to arbitrate are the ones that think they should rule the world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
440:The only true vision comes not from God but from the inmost recesses of the human mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
441:(Watch closely, folks, here it is: Science, the ugly little beast that devours itself!) ~ Orson Scott Card,
442:Any decent person who knows what warfare is can never go into battle with a whole heart. ~ Orson Scott Card,
443:Good people can't out-think evil, cause evil thinks of things good folks can't think of. ~ Orson Scott Card,
444:History's got no bows on it, only frayed ends of ribbons and knots that can't be untied. ~ Orson Scott Card,
445:humans will always act to preserve their own lives—except for the times when they don’t. ~ Orson Scott Card,
446:'I could kill you like this,' Peter whispered. 'Just press and press until you're dead'. ~ Orson Scott Card,
447:I don't care how much you eat, Ender, self-cannibalism won't get you out of this school. ~ Orson Scott Card,
448:Lightspeed travel between worlds had let him skip like a stone over the surface of time. ~ Orson Scott Card,
449:No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one's life is nothing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
450:Nuestra misión es salvar el mundo, no curar corazones heridos. Eres demasiado compasivo. ~ Orson Scott Card,
451:Take me home, he said silently to Graff. In my dream you said you loved me. Take me home ~ Orson Scott Card,
452:there some great wisdom to be gained by calibrating exactly how worthless a mind I have? ~ Orson Scott Card,
453:Achilles acted as if he had already won, and because the other kids followed him, he had. ~ Orson Scott Card,
454:He could just look at people and listen to them and suddenly he'd know things about them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
455:If you could make them feel as you can make me feel, then perhaps they could forgive you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
456:sickening, I’ve always thought the Giant’s Drink was the most perverted part of the whole ~ Orson Scott Card,
457:We are wise to be cautious, but I suggest we prepare for the worst and hope for the best. ~ Orson Scott Card,
458:When you don't understand the consequences for your acts, how can you be blamed for them? ~ Orson Scott Card,
459:You can’t alter your DNA and meet that expectation, so get over it. You are what you are. ~ Orson Scott Card,
460:Early to bed and early to rise," Mazer intoned, "makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
461:Early to bed and early to rise,” Mazer intoned, “makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
462:Ender, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I know how it feels. I'm sorry, I'm your brother. I love you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
463:Ender mentally added him to his private list of people who also qualified as human beings. ~ Orson Scott Card,
464:Even gentle people recognize that sometimes the decision not to kill is a decision to die. ~ Orson Scott Card,
465:I carry the seeds of death within me and plant them wherever I linger long enough to love. ~ Orson Scott Card,
466:It's the teachers, they're the enemy. They get us to fight each other, to hate each other. ~ Orson Scott Card,
467:It was the waiting and watching that cost the most. For during that time he had to endure. ~ Orson Scott Card,
468:Nothing that actually happens is likely until it exists, and then it’s certain. You exist. ~ Orson Scott Card,
469:Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they've been given. ~ Orson Scott Card,
470:you might change the props
and the actors, the play of human history is always the same ~ Orson Scott Card,
471:All is going well, very well, I couldn’t ask for anything better— So why do I hate my life? ~ Orson Scott Card,
472:And no matter how well we think we know people, the fact is we’re all strangers in the end. ~ Orson Scott Card,
473:Faith doesn't mean that you never doubt. It only means that you never act upon your doubts. ~ Orson Scott Card,
474:It is possible to have words come to your mind, and still refrain from speaking them aloud. ~ Orson Scott Card,
475:I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one. ~ Orson Scott Card,
476:No one likes to find out that the story he always believed about his own identity is false. ~ Orson Scott Card,
477:There is nothing that doesn't decay. Some things decay more slowly than others, that's all. ~ Orson Scott Card,
478:The world is always a democracy in times of flux, and the man with the best voice will win. ~ Orson Scott Card,
479:What I want," he said softly, "is to stand in this meadow and walk in the light of the sun. ~ Orson Scott Card,
480:Colonel Graff: We won! That's all that matters.
Ender Wiggin: No. The way we win matters. ~ Orson Scott Card,
481:Don't judge me until you understand me. You can't understand me if you've already judged me. ~ Orson Scott Card,
482:El problema con las monedas es que cuando una cara está boca arriba, la otra está boca abajo ~ Orson Scott Card,
483:He was always just mad enough to take treaties seriously. Honor, you know. I don't have any. ~ Orson Scott Card,
484:I don't know why people who got what they need to be happy don't just go ahead and be happy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
485:If you can cheat, so can I. I won't let you beat me unfairly - I'll beat you unfairly first. ~ Orson Scott Card,
486:Is it some law of human nature that you inevitably become whatever your first commander was? ~ Orson Scott Card,
487:Lack of truthfulness doesn’t weaken a story if you can get enough people to believe the lie. ~ Orson Scott Card,
488:To have a choice at all is to be free - even when the choice is between two terrible things. ~ Orson Scott Card,
489:Ulysses was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
490:Until you know that you’re tougher than the enemy, you maneuver, you don’t commit to battle. ~ Orson Scott Card,
491:"We've devoted our lives to learning about them!" Miro said. Ender stopped. "Not from them." ~ Orson Scott Card,
492:Why do I feel a song coming on?" said Bean. The sarcastic words slipped out of him unbidden. ~ Orson Scott Card,
493:Better to give the man what he wanted and save the objections for the battles worth fighting. ~ Orson Scott Card,
494:I doubt that America will come to Europe again. You'll be on your own against militant Islam. ~ Orson Scott Card,
495:Oh, people get used to so many things," said Vadesh, "if only they give them selves a chance. ~ Orson Scott Card,
496:Puede que sea imposible disfrazarse con una identidad sin convertirse en lo que se finge ser. ~ Orson Scott Card,
497:The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven. ~ Orson Scott Card,
498:There are many steps on the continuum between controlling something and doing nothing at all. ~ Orson Scott Card,
499:They also knew that Ender trusted them to do as they judged best when he gave them no orders. ~ Orson Scott Card,
500:After twenty-five years of marriage, they could see each other clearly without having to look. ~ Orson Scott Card,
501:All is going well, very well, I couldn’t ask for anything better—
So why do I hate my life? ~ Orson Scott Card,
502:As they say, a word to the wise is sufficient. And here I’ve gone and written five paragraphs. ~ Orson Scott Card,
503:Do not shout at me, Mr. Quill," said John [Adams]. "Justice may be blind, but she is not deaf. ~ Orson Scott Card,
504:If they had the ordinary amount of good luck. Which didn’t seem to be the trend at the moment. ~ Orson Scott Card,
505:We're all trying to decide whether your scores up there are a miracle or a mistake." "A habit. ~ Orson Scott Card,
506:it’s not unusual in history for the solution to one problem to become the root of the next one. ~ Orson Scott Card,
507:It was a new thing in the world, to have someone to talk to who was not substantially yourself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
508:We’ve just got to face the fact that we’re second rate. With the fate of humanity in our hands. ~ Orson Scott Card,
509:A non-materialist. And yet you are unpleasantly fat. A gluttonous ascetic? Such a contradiction. ~ Orson Scott Card,
510:Anton: “You’re asking me?”
Sister Carlotta: “God not being convenient, I ask a fellow mortal. ~ Orson Scott Card,
511:Ender grinned back. “Teacher,” he said. “Do you have a name?” “Mazer Rackham,” said the old man. ~ Orson Scott Card,
512:If the other fellow can't tell you his story, you can never be sure he isn't trying to kill you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
513:I would rather be mocked for doing a good thing than to be respected, knowing I have done wrong. ~ Orson Scott Card,
514:La naturaleza no puede hacer evolucionar a las especies que no tienen un deseo de supervivencia. ~ Orson Scott Card,
515:People always go. Always. They always believe they can make a better life than in the old world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
516:Speculative fiction includes all stories that take place in a setting contrary to known reality. ~ Orson Scott Card,
517:They make Lord of the Flies look like Pollyanna.” “When did you read Pollyanna?” “It was a book? ~ Orson Scott Card,
518:When Achilles is most useful and loyal to you, that is when he has most certainly betrayed you”? ~ Orson Scott Card,
519:Conservar la dignidad y mostrar respeto donde es debido, para que la derrota no sea una deshonra. ~ Orson Scott Card,
520:He jumped at the Giants face, clambered up his lip and nose, and began to dig in the Giant's eye. ~ Orson Scott Card,
521:See how ignorant you are? You don't even know why you need to know the things you don't know yet. ~ Orson Scott Card,
522:The memory of the pain did not destroy the reality of the pleasure; grief did not obliterate joy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
523:We've devoted our lives to learning about them!" Miro said.

Ender stopped. "Not from them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
524:Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
525:Ender began to eat, slowly and carefully, pretending not to notice he was the center of attention. ~ Orson Scott Card,
526:Excuse me, but if God wanted to do everything himself, what did he make us for in the first place? ~ Orson Scott Card,
527:In all my study of history, I have never found a time or place I would rather have lived than now. ~ Orson Scott Card,
528:I steal," Winkle said, with a smile that said I’m joking and a glint in his eye that said I’m not. ~ Orson Scott Card,
529:—Saber qué hacer con un batallón es fácil —dijo Ender—. Conseguir que lo hagan es lo difícil. ¿Por ~ Orson Scott Card,
530:So quickly does nationalism surface in the heart of a man who thought he was above such tribalism. ~ Orson Scott Card,
531:The clay can become a bear,” she said, “but not as long as it rests cold and wet in the riverbank. ~ Orson Scott Card,
532:The only people who think children are carefree are the ones who've forgotten their own childhood. ~ Orson Scott Card,
533:The only people who think children are carefree are the ones who’ve forgotten their own childhood. ~ Orson Scott Card,
534:There are so many powerful people in this world who refuse to see any vision they didn't think of. ~ Orson Scott Card,
535:There are so many powerful people in this world who refuse to see any vision they didn’t think of. ~ Orson Scott Card,
536:There is no teacher but the enemy. No one but the enemy will teach you how to destroy and conquer. ~ Orson Scott Card,
537:Treat a man as if he had a fine reputation to protect, and he will usually endeavor to deserve it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
538:we're all trying to decide wether your scores are up there are a miricule or a mistake.
a habit ~ Orson Scott Card,
539:Will he always come between us?
Yes, said Ela. Like a bridge he'll come between us, not a wall. ~ Orson Scott Card,
540:Ender had come to feel a unity so strong that the word we came to his lips much more easily than I. ~ Orson Scott Card,
541:If you think that,” said Bean, “you’re an idiot.” “Actually, I do think that, and I’m not an idiot. ~ Orson Scott Card,
542:A man who embraces the voice of evil when it whispers in his ear is no less evil than the whisperer. ~ Orson Scott Card,
543:Characters, as most writers understand, are truly developed through their relationships with others. ~ Orson Scott Card,
544:Compassion is what you're good at. I'm better at complex searches through organized data structures. ~ Orson Scott Card,
545:He was getting to the point that he didn't understand why tax attorneys didn't just kill themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
546:Nobody has control of anything. We're all beggars at the throne of fate. But sometimes he has mercy! ~ Orson Scott Card,
547:Sometimes you have to trust people enough to let them succeed and love them enough to let them fail. ~ Orson Scott Card,
548:don’t ever try to teach me about good and evil. I’ve been there, and you’ve seen nothing but the map. ~ Orson Scott Card,
549:Ender had come to feel a unity so strong that the word "we" came to his lips much more easily than "I ~ Orson Scott Card,
550:He loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself at your time of deepest sorrow. ~ Orson Scott Card,
551:His vices were the vices of his time and culture, but his virtues transcended the milieu of his life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
552:I have lived in the only decades I could have lived in, and hope to live through at least a few more. ~ Orson Scott Card,
553:I have to win this now, and for all time, or I’ll fight it every day and it will get worse and worse. ~ Orson Scott Card,
554:I stole their future from them; I can only begin to repay by seeing what I can learn from their past. ~ Orson Scott Card,
555:I stole their future from them; I can only being to repay by seeing what I can learn from their past. ~ Orson Scott Card,
556:Maybe that's all demons ever are. People like us, doing things without even knowing what we're doing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
557:My college training was primarily in theatre, with an eye to becoming a director, actor, or producer. ~ Orson Scott Card,
558:Oh, I'll live Ender's life, too. It's so much more interesting than my own." ~ Orson Scott CardVal ~ Orson Scott Card,
559:The only people who ever prize purity of ignorance are those who profit from a monopoly on knowledge. ~ Orson Scott Card,
560:the only people who ever prize purity of ignorance are those who profit from a monopoly on knowledge. ~ Orson Scott Card,
561:Violence was what the military existed for. Controlled violence directed against appropriate targets. ~ Orson Scott Card,
562:We're all trying to decide whether your scores up there are a miracle or a mistake."

"A habit. ~ Orson Scott Card,
563:You accomplish exactly as much as the people who serve you decide you'll accomplish and nothing more. ~ Orson Scott Card,
564:An eye for an eye? How Christian of you.' Unbelievers always want other people to act like Christians. ~ Orson Scott Card,
565:Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s court, my ass. American ingenuity amounted to squat in this place. ~ Orson Scott Card,
566:Ender laughed and shook his head. 'You're actually having fun, Val'
'I can't think why I shouldn't. ~ Orson Scott Card,
567:It made Ender listen more carefully to what people meant, instead of what they said. It made him wise. ~ Orson Scott Card,
568:Now that she knew credit cards were valuable, Baba Yaga began to collect as many of them as she could. ~ Orson Scott Card,
569:Our lives are just our genes and our upbringing. We simply act out the script that was forced upon us. ~ Orson Scott Card,
570:Rigg," said Father, "you're so smart and so dumb at the same time that it almost takes my breath awway ~ Orson Scott Card,
571:The Lord took twice the time making thee, Alvin Smith, cause it took that long to put the mischief in. ~ Orson Scott Card,
572:The only way to end things completely was to hurt him enough that his fear was stronger than his hate. ~ Orson Scott Card,
573:We may be young, but we're not powerless. We play by their rules long enough, and it becomes our game. ~ Orson Scott Card,
574:We people only live on the top, like the bugs that live on the scum of the still water near the shore. ~ Orson Scott Card,
575:You accomplish exactly as much as the people who serve you decide you'll accomplish, and nothing more. ~ Orson Scott Card,
576:Child-rearing today was so complicated. You always had to think of what they'd say on television later. ~ Orson Scott Card,
577:Firequencher raised his hand. "I've been staying out of family conversations. Do I get credit for that? ~ Orson Scott Card,
578:Happiness is not a life without pain, but rather a life in which the pain is traded for a worthy price. ~ Orson Scott Card,
579:It might have been a single day; it might have been a week; from his dreams, it could have been months. ~ Orson Scott Card,
580:It [seed of doubt] made Ender listen to what people meant, instead of what they said. It made him wise. ~ Orson Scott Card,
581:Or in other words, science fiction is about what could be but isn't; fantasy is about what couldn't be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
582:Quing-Jao: I am a slave to the gods, and I rejoice in it. Jane: A slave who rejoices is a slave indeed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
583:There are hundreds of possible causes for every effect, and a hundred possible effects for every cause. ~ Orson Scott Card,
584:The secret is not to avoid learning useless knowledge. It’s to make use of whatever knowledge you have. ~ Orson Scott Card,
585:This would not have a happy ending. So Ender decided that he'd rather not be the unhappiest at the end. ~ Orson Scott Card,
586:Don’t ever ask questions that can only be answered one way, no matter what the truthful answer might be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
587:For he loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself at your time of deepest sorrow ~ Orson Scott Card,
588:Human beings didn’t evolve brains in order to lie around on lakes. Killing’s the first thing we learned. ~ Orson Scott Card,
589:Knocking him down won the first fight. I wanted to win all the next ones, too. So they’d leave me alone. ~ Orson Scott Card,
590:The ambiguity of flesh made for a vastness of possibility that simply could not exist in a binary world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
591:The best thing about my job, though, is stopping at the end of the day and rejoining the human universe. ~ Orson Scott Card,
592:Their explanations might have been completely legitimate, or they might have been sesquipedalian bushwa. ~ Orson Scott Card,
593:What kind of rescue is this, where you toss the prisoner a knife and stand and wait to see what happens? ~ Orson Scott Card,
594:As for Peter – we didn’t even suggest a meeting, and so he didn’t have a chance to tell us to go to hell. ~ Orson Scott Card,
595:don’t even know why I do what I do. How can I know what other people’s true purposes are? There’s no hope ~ Orson Scott Card,
596:For he loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself at your time of deepest sorrow. ~ Orson Scott Card,
597:He had lots of deaths, but that was OK, games were like that, you died a lot until you got the hang of it ~ Orson Scott Card,
598:If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault. ~ Orson Scott Card,
599:If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault. ~ Orson Scott Card,
600:The world is full of grief - to the exact degree we allow ourselves to love other people. (Mazer Rackham) ~ Orson Scott Card,
601:To stop a human being from doing something, you must find a way to make the person stop wanting to do it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
602:When there aren't any smart decisions, I suppose you just have to pick the stupid decision you like best. ~ Orson Scott Card,
603:When there aren’t any smart decisions, I suppose you just have to pick the stupid decision you like best. ~ Orson Scott Card,
604:Yet if he lost that desire, who would he be ? What would be in his heart then, if she were gone from it ? ~ Orson Scott Card,
605:You're a monster. Thanks. Does this mean I get a raise? No, just a medal. The budget isn't inexhaustable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
606:A person is what he says and does; that's how you learn whether his reputation was earned or manufactured. ~ Orson Scott Card,
607:A person is what he says and does; that’s how you learn whether his reputation was earned or manufactured. ~ Orson Scott Card,
608:But then, I would rather be mocked for doing a good thing than to be respected, knowing I have done wrong. ~ Orson Scott Card,
609:could see or hear. That was what Alai had given him; a gift so sacred that even Ender could not be allowed ~ Orson Scott Card,
610:Don't launch it," said Bean into his microphone, head down. "Set it off inside your ship. God be with you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
611:Quing-Jao: I am a slave to the gods, and I rejoice in it.
Jane: A slave who rejoices is a slave indeed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
612:that the only people who ever prize purity of ignorance are those who profit from a monopoly on knowledge. ~ Orson Scott Card,
613:When the messenger won't tell you what the hell the message is, my trigger finger gets twitchy. Dismissed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
614:You have to think ahead, the next move, the next move, the next move, to see where it's all going to lead. ~ Orson Scott Card,
615:And anyway most people are idiots. They don’t care about the why. They only care about what threatens them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
616:And because it was possible, there was a part of him that wanted to play it out, see where this path led. I ~ Orson Scott Card,
617:Death is not a tragedy to the one who dies. To have wasted the life before that death, that is the tragedy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
618:Death is not a tragedy to the one who dies; to have wasted the life before that death, that is the tragedy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
619:He was discovered with his feet stuck to the ceiling in the bathroom with his head stuffed in the toilet... ~ Orson Scott Card,
620:I didn't want to see you." "They told me." "I was afraid that I'd still love you." "I hoped that you would. ~ Orson Scott Card,
621:I’m going to rule, Val, I’m going to have control of something. But I want it to be something worth ruling. ~ Orson Scott Card,
622:I'm not a liar, sir,' she said. "'No, I'm sure you sincerely become whatever it is you're pretending to be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
623:I speak to everyone in the language they understand," said Ender. "That isn't being slick. It's being clear ~ Orson Scott Card,
624:It’s also like being born,” said Ender. “As long as you keep getting born, it’s all right to die sometimes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
625:Matar es lo primero que aprendimos. E hicimos bien, o estaríamos muertos, y los tigres poseerían la Tierra. ~ Orson Scott Card,
626:Names come and go. They get attached to you, and then you lose them, and they get attached to someone else. ~ Orson Scott Card,
627:Porque los que llegan a la cima en un imperio son los intrigantes, los asesinos o los señores de la guerra. ~ Orson Scott Card,
628:There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane. ~ Orson Scott Card,
629:Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
630:We have special voices for different people; our attitudes, our moods change depending on whom we are with. ~ Orson Scott Card,
631:You can tell a lie now and then, but what happens to you when you try to live your whole life inside a lie? ~ Orson Scott Card,
632:I'm not stupid!" In Bean's experience, that was a sentence never uttered except to prove its own inaccuracy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
633:Just because they didn't know they were killing human beings doesn't mean they weren't killing human beings. ~ Orson Scott Card,
634:Me? I’m nothing. I’m a fart in the air conditioning. I’m always there, but most of the time nobody knows it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
635:My needs are simple and few, thought Valentine. Food. Clothing. A comfortable place to sleep. And no idiots! ~ Orson Scott Card,
636:My needs are simple and few, thought Valentine. Food. Clothing. A comfortable place to sleep. And no idiots. ~ Orson Scott Card,
637:My needs are simple and few, thought Valentine. Food, clothing, a comfortable place to sleep, and no idiots. ~ Orson Scott Card,
638:Oh no, real life is escape. The great terrors, the horrors--we hope--of your life come from reading fiction. ~ Orson Scott Card,
639:[T]hat's the way of torturers of every age, to put the blame on the victim, especially when he strikes back. ~ Orson Scott Card,
640:Whatever action you take must be the final action, for you’ll get no second chance to surprise the same man. ~ Orson Scott Card,
641:An eye for an eye? How Christian of you.'

Unbelievers always want other people to act like Christians. ~ Orson Scott Card,
642:If one has to say, in an argument, "I am intelligent! I do know things!" then one might as well stop arguing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
643:It was wrong of me to value my own pain so highly that I thought it gave me the right to inflict more on him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
644:I've had your tears with mine, and you've had mine with yours. I think that's more intimate even than a kiss. ~ Orson Scott Card,
645:Knowing something may be a terrible burden to bear, but it holds no danger to them as aren't afraid of truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
646:Make friends. Be a leader. Kiss butts if you have to, but if the other guys despise you-you know what I mean? ~ Orson Scott Card,
647:The devil takes his victories,” the man replied, “wherever men of God lose heart, and leave the field to him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
648:The law didn’t make witch trials happen. It was the hunger for witch trials that got them to make up the law. ~ Orson Scott Card,
649:Ambition leads you to great risk. But ambition never leads you to certain destruction.” “Unless you’re a fool. ~ Orson Scott Card,
650:He thought of half a dozen ideas before he went to sleep. Ender would be pleased-every one of them was stupid. ~ Orson Scott Card,
651:He was much more useful as a name and a story than he would ever be as an inconvenient flesh-and-blood person. ~ Orson Scott Card,
652:I'll accept that for now because there's a limit to how deeply I want to wade into your bullshit,' said Dimak. ~ Orson Scott Card,
653:I'm not a liar, sir,' she said.
"'No, I'm sure you sincerely become whatever it is you're pretending to be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
654:Individuals might be bred to sacrifice themselves, but the race as a whole can never decide to cease to exist. ~ Orson Scott Card,
655:Is the future, is the past, all that matters to you? Don't you have just a little bit of room for the present? ~ Orson Scott Card,
656:Others find humanity by looking in their own hearts. Only lost souls need to search for it outside themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
657:Remember, boy. From now on the enemy is more clever than you. From now on the enemy is stronger than you. From ~ Orson Scott Card,
658:The little bitch. She didn't have her files in another computer. She kept everything she knew inside her head. ~ Orson Scott Card,
659:The reason for a woman’s life,” said Sarai, “is the same as the reason for a man’s—so that she might have joy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
660:We pray for a messenger from God—who knows but what the messenger also prayed for a place to take his message? ~ Orson Scott Card,
661:A pure soul must never grow attached to any one thing. A pure soul must expose himself to new things every day. ~ Orson Scott Card,
662:Bean sighed inwardly. It never failed. Whenever he had any conversation with Ender, it turned into an argument. ~ Orson Scott Card,
663:Carn Carby left, and ender mentally added him to his private list of people who also qualified as human beings. ~ Orson Scott Card,
664:Ender Wiggin must believe that no matter what happens, no adult will ever, ever step in to help him in any way. ~ Orson Scott Card,
665:Hay periodos en que el mundo se reestructura, y en esos períodos las palabras precisas pueden cambiar el mundo. ~ Orson Scott Card,
666:life was worthwhile enough, despite their errors, that when they died a Speaker should tell the truth for them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
667:No one can know a false thing, one can only believe it with certainty until it is contradicted. (Page 7) ~ Orson Scott Card,
668:Para impedir que un ser humano haga algo, hay que encontrar un medio para conseguir que deje de querer hacerlo. ~ Orson Scott Card,
669:The most evil creatures dont desire the destruction of everythingthey only desire to exploit it for themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
670:Wang-mu was surprised to hear Peter sound so oriental. The American way was to make excuses, to stay and argue. ~ Orson Scott Card,
671:Where loyalty bound creatures together, they became something larger, something new and whole and inexplicable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
672:You're a monster.
Thanks. Does this mean I get a raise?
No, just a medal. The budget isn't inexhaustable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
673:You talk so sweet I bet you have to suck on salt for half and hour to get the taste of sugar out of your mouth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
674:God lets the guilty live right among the good, hurting them all they want; he lets the tares grow amid the corn. ~ Orson Scott Card,
675:He felt like part of himself had been taken away, an inward prop that was holding up his courage and confidence. ~ Orson Scott Card,
676:Here are our failures, and here is our greatness; we did not mean to hurt you, and we forgive you for our death. ~ Orson Scott Card,
677:If only we were wiser or better people, perhaps the gods would explain to us the mad, unbearable things they do. ~ Orson Scott Card,
678:I hope you had fun, I hope you had a nice, nice time being happy, Ender. It might be the last time in your life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
679:There's always hope... even when there isn't faith. And sometimes, without hope or faith, there must be charity. ~ Orson Scott Card,
680:There's a sort of rage a man feels when he's been deceived where he most trusted. It compares to no other anger. ~ Orson Scott Card,
681:What you are is a man who means to be good, and undo the bad he's done, and that's as good as any man ever gets. ~ Orson Scott Card,
682:You make her sound—what?—mentally deficient?” “Yes. She was incapable of holding on to malice. A serious defect. ~ Orson Scott Card,
683:Dar explicaciones a tus hombres no mengua el respeto que sienten por ti, sino que demuestra tu respeto por ellos. ~ Orson Scott Card,
684:I don't freeze up because it isn't my battle. I'm helping. I'm watching. But I'm free. Because it's Ender's game. ~ Orson Scott Card,
685:It's called civilization. Women invented it, and every time you men blow it all to bits, we just invent it again. ~ Orson Scott Card,
686:Maybe she couldn't know who she was today. Maybe it was enough to know that she was no longer who she was before. ~ Orson Scott Card,
687:Maybe she couldn’t know who she was today. Maybe it was enough to know that she was no longer who she was before. ~ Orson Scott Card,
688:The difference between science fiction and fantasy…is simply this, science fiction has rivets, fantasy has trees. ~ Orson Scott Card,
689:The disadvantage with people is that you can't put bookmarks in them and set them aside till you want them again. ~ Orson Scott Card,
690:When changes come, we start with what we are right then, and then we work to try to become whoever we need to be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
691:because if you can’t kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
692:I am a son of David and Jeanine O’Toole. I am a son of Earth. And you, you bug-eyed bastards, cannot have my mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
693:If you listen very carefully, you can hear the good fairy come in the night and leave our assignment for tomorrow. ~ Orson Scott Card,
694:I think we’ve taken a step toward something truly magnificent. But humankind almost never forgives true greatness. ~ Orson Scott Card,
695:It is astonishing what can be done when people are truly loyal to each other and eager to meet each other's needs. ~ Orson Scott Card,
696:The trick of it was finding a way to let new things into one’s life without killing that life to accommodate them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
697:They’re so brave," she said.
"They’re all dead."
"Only a coward would think of that," she said scornfully. ~ Orson Scott Card,
698:War gets invented every time there’s somebody so hungry for domination that he can’t leave peaceful nations alone. ~ Orson Scott Card,
699:You must be good company for yourself."
"Not me. My memories."
"Maybe that's who you are, what you remember. ~ Orson Scott Card,
700:And yet.. even if you had been right, it would only have been by accident. A broken clock is right two times a day. ~ Orson Scott Card,
701:Human is human,” said Issib. “But civilized—that’s the gift of the Oversoul. Civilization without self-destruction. ~ Orson Scott Card,
702:It was even before he left Earth that he first thought of it as a planet, like any other, not particularly his own. ~ Orson Scott Card,
703:Los sabios no son sabios porque no cometan errores. Son sabios porque corrigen sus errores en cuanto los reconocen. ~ Orson Scott Card,
704:No system works well unless good people do their jobs with integrity, and then almost any system works well enough. ~ Orson Scott Card,
705:There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
706:Human beings may be miserable specimens, in the main, but we can learn, and, through learning, become decent people. ~ Orson Scott Card,
707:I didn't want to see you."
"They told me."
"I was afraid that I'd still love you."
"I hoped that you would. ~ Orson Scott Card,
708:…I had seen the princess and let her lie there unawakened, because the happily ever after was so damnably much work. ~ Orson Scott Card,
709:I’m not a character in one of your novels.” “More’s the pity. You would speak more interesting dialogue if you were. ~ Orson Scott Card,
710:It is a common trait of primates to become submissive and even worshipful toward one who has the power to kill them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
711:It will hurt." said Petra. "But let's make the most of what we have, and not let future pain ruin present happiness. ~ Orson Scott Card,
712:I've thought of all the questions," said Father.

"That only means you've stopped trying to think of new ones. ~ Orson Scott Card,
713:Maybe I will do what I want with my life!

The only problem is that I have no idea what I want to do with it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
714:The highest beings of all are the ones who are willing to pay any personal cost for the good of those who need them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
715:Then you’re hired, Lieutenant. I can abide a life outside the IF, but I can’t abide life without my wife’s stir-fry. ~ Orson Scott Card,
716:Wang-mu fell silent, but not because she was embarrassed. She simply had nothing to say, and therefore said nothing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
717:We're going to make him the best military commander in history. And then put the fate of the world on his shoulders. ~ Orson Scott Card,
718:How do men become manly, if not by putting it on as an act until it becomes habit and then, finally, their character? ~ Orson Scott Card,
719:I've got a pretty good idea what children are, and we're not children. Children can lose sometimes, and nobody cares. ~ Orson Scott Card,
720:Quim," she said, "don't ever try to teach me about good and evil. I've been there, and you've seen nothing but a map. ~ Orson Scott Card,
721:That's the difference between life and art, of course. Life has no frames, no curtains, no beginnings and no endings. ~ Orson Scott Card,
722:When adults became defiant in public, no amount of evidence, however irrefutable, would make them change their minds. ~ Orson Scott Card,
723:Writers create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create their work in order to create themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
724:Your motivation has to be rock solid. You have to want it so bad that even th threat of death won't take it from you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
725:But I can promise you that there’s somebody else somewhere else who’ll make your god look like a maggot by comparison. ~ Orson Scott Card,
726:...he would have been lost except he started out lost and when you start out completely lost, it's hard to get loster. ~ Orson Scott Card,
727:If only we could stand outside our lives and look at what we do, we might repair so many injuries before they're done. ~ Orson Scott Card,
728:The difference between science fiction and fantasy … is simply this: science fiction has rivets and fantasy has trees. ~ Orson Scott Card,
729:The kids are vicious. They make Lord of the Flies look like Pollyanna.” “When did you read Pollyanna?” “It was a book? ~ Orson Scott Card,
730:All he had to do was watch the game and understand how things worked, and then he could use the system, and even excel. ~ Orson Scott Card,
731:From now on, as far as you’re concerned, Dink Meeker is God.’ ‘Then who are you?’ ‘The personnel officer who hired God. ~ Orson Scott Card,
732:If he was to get any real help from them, they would have to break out of those old patterns and reach new conclusions. ~ Orson Scott Card,
733:Love is finding that the things you like best about yourself are not in you at all, but in the person who completes you ~ Orson Scott Card,
734:Since I don't have actual authority over anybody, Petra, how can it possibly matter if I'm not legitimately authorized? ~ Orson Scott Card,
735:...the point is, there are times when the world is in flux and the right
voice in the right place can move the world ~ Orson Scott Card,
736:You killed more people than anybody in history." "Be the best at whatever you do, that's what my mother always told me. ~ Orson Scott Card,
737:A rustic setting always suggests fantasy; to suggest science fiction, you need sheet metal and plastic. You need rivets. ~ Orson Scott Card,
738:Being young is an 18 year prison sentence for a crime your parents committed. But you do get time off for good behavior. ~ Orson Scott Card,
739:Cuando los comunistas decidían lo que era bueno y lo que era malo, actuaban de forma tan rígida como cualquier puritano. ~ Orson Scott Card,
740:I know you know, and you know that I know that you know. It spirals on from there, so let's just assume the dot dot dot. ~ Orson Scott Card,
741:In a way she actually preferred Peter to other people because of this. He always acted out of intelligent self-interest. ~ Orson Scott Card,
742:All education is self-education,” said Noxon. “And all self-education builds on the foundation provided by your teachers. ~ Orson Scott Card,
743:Children couldn’t stomach the truth, adults believed. Children had to be protected from the harsh realities of the world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
744:Eko brushed a tear from her eye, and Immo jeered at her, but father held up a hand. "Never mock a tender heart," he said. ~ Orson Scott Card,
745:If only such sad people could remember: Everyone is naked. Everyone wants to hide. But life is still sweet. Let it go on. ~ Orson Scott Card,
746:If you lay a hand on me I'll ram your testicles so far up inside your abdomen it'll take a heart surgeon to get them out. ~ Orson Scott Card,
747:If you lay a hand on me I’ll ram your testicles so far up inside your abdomen it’ll take a heart surgeon to get them out. ~ Orson Scott Card,
748:If you read to your kids you'll make readers out of them, partly because they'll associate reading with good parent time. ~ Orson Scott Card,
749:I want to be the kind of boy you are, thought Bean. But I don’t want to go through what you’ve been through to get there. ~ Orson Scott Card,
750:Will people really go?' 'People always go. Always. They always believe they can make a better life than in the old world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
751:Will people really go?” “People always go. Always. They always believe they can make a better life than in the old world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
752:All boys? A few girls. They don't often pass the test to get in. Too many centuries of evolution are working against them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
753:Being here alone with nothing to do, I've been thinking about myself too. Trying to understand why I hate myself so badly. ~ Orson Scott Card,
754:If you read to your kids, you'll make readers out of them, partly because they'll associate reading with good parent-time. ~ Orson Scott Card,
755:Strategies and formations were nice, but they were nothing if the soldiers didn’t know how to handle themselves in battle. ~ Orson Scott Card,
756:He was a soldier, and if anyone had asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he wouldn’t have known what they meant. ~ Orson Scott Card,
757:That's what it means to be married. You fight all the time, but you never fight about what you think you're fighting about. ~ Orson Scott Card,
758:Those are experiences that have shaped you. Hard experiences. Painful even. But you are who you are because of them.” Other ~ Orson Scott Card,
759:a man who has risked his life knows that careers are worthless, and a man who will not risk his career has a worthless life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
760:Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, Neal Stephenson, Richard K. Morgan, Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, Terry Pratchett, Terry Brooks, ~ Ernest Cline,
761:If there’s a problem, you fix it. You don’t set up fences around it and make rules about how it should be fixed. You fix it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
762:Saving the human race is a frantic one. Or a tedious one. It all depends on what stage of the process you're taking part in. ~ Orson Scott Card,
763:Because never in my entire childhood did I feel like a child. I felt like a person all along―the same person that I am today. ~ Orson Scott Card,
764:He was his own best audience; a man couldn’t be a sailor and a leader of men all his life without being quite self-contained. ~ Orson Scott Card,
765:Lared sat before the fire, watching the flames trying to escape up the chimney, always dying before they quite made it out. * ~ Orson Scott Card,
766:Alvin smiled back, and kissed her. "People talk about fools counting chickens before they hatch. That's nothing. We name them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
767:[A] man who has risked his life knows that careers are worthless, and a man who will not risk his career has a worthless life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
768:Because Garden cannot survive one-nineteenth slave and eighteen-nineteenths free. A house divided against itself cannot stand! ~ Orson Scott Card,
769:Ender estaba tendido en su cama con los ojos fijos en el techo. Desde que era comandante no dormía más de cinco horas diarias. ~ Orson Scott Card,
770:I don't hate you, I love you, you're part of myself, you're my heart and when you go it's my heart torn out and carried away-- ~ Orson Scott Card,
771:If you want a favorite book, Orson Scott Card's 'Ender's Game'. You'll be hooked. I think he's written like twelve or thirteen. ~ Marisol Nichols,
772:Insouciant heroes aren’t brave or relaxed. They’re just trying not to embarrass themselves in the moments before they die. She ~ Orson Scott Card,
773:it was a kind of magic, like her little fires; a sacrifice that somehow stilled the dark gods that hunted for his soul. Better ~ Orson Scott Card,
774:There's only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that's being so good at what you do that they can't ignore you ~ Orson Scott Card,
775:You killed more people than anybody in history."

"Be the best at whatever you do, that's what my mother always told me. ~ Orson Scott Card,
776:A man without a wife and babies is a menace to civilization... One bachelor is an irritation. Ten thousand bachelors are a war. ~ Orson Scott Card,
777:Creo que es imposible entender realmente a alguien, saber lo que quiere, saber lo que cree, y no amarle como se ama a sí mismo. ~ Orson Scott Card,
778:Remember, I'm the only person her who's paid to be nice to you. But not too nice. Give me any lip and I'll break your face. OK? ~ Orson Scott Card,
779:Satanic Verses is a despicable book that could not have been written by a person who wished to behave decently and responsibly. ~ Orson Scott Card,
780:There's only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that's being so good at what you do that they can't ignore you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
781:There’s only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that’s being so good at what you do that they can’t ignore you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
782:What could go wrong... Doing some stupid impulsive thing that caused the death of drowthers was practically a family tradition. ~ Orson Scott Card,
783:And enough for me that when my hand touched your shoulder, you leaned on me; and when you felt me slip away, you called my name. ~ Orson Scott Card,
784:But I fear that I also underestimate the stupidity of the rest of mankind. Are we absolutely sure that we ought to win this war? ~ Orson Scott Card,
785:Ethan Wyeth: I hope you're thirsty." Gideon Wyeth:"Why?" Ethan: "Cause your dumb and ugly, but I can do something about thirsty. ~ Orson Scott Card,
786:I believe what Jesus said was, 'I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive. But of you it is required that you forgive all men. ~ Orson Scott Card,
787:In the face of a threat to the survival of the species, all these planetside trivialities are put aside until the crisis passes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
788:Is it some law of human nature that you inevitably become whatever your first commander was? I can quit right now, if that’s so. ~ Orson Scott Card,
789:I would have the taste of poison in my mouth all the days of my life, if I went back home and pretended to be what I was before. ~ Orson Scott Card,
790:[No single] explanation will ever contain the final answer for all time, for all hearers. There is always, ALWAYS more to learn. ~ Orson Scott Card,
791:Peter, you're twelve years old. I'm ten. They have a word for people our age. They call us children and they treat us like mice. ~ Orson Scott Card,
792:Those eyes had seen people weep, and had cared, and had hurt them again anyway. It’s a look that no human eyes should ever have. ~ Orson Scott Card,
793:When your child goes off to war, you will never get him back. Not as he was, not the same boy. Changed, if he comes back at all. ~ Orson Scott Card,
794:I know you don’t know. I know what you know, and I know what you don’t know. I even know what you don’t know that you don’t know. ~ Orson Scott Card,
795:Jane first found herself between the stars, her thoughts playing among the vibrations of the philotic strands of the ansible net. ~ Orson Scott Card,
796:No one with him to tell him he must eat, he must go practice, he must sleep. Freedom. The trouble was, he didn't know what to do. ~ Orson Scott Card,
797:People always go. Always. They always believe they can make a better life than in the old world.” “What the hell, maybe they can. ~ Orson Scott Card,
798:When you really know somebody you can’t hate them. Or maybe it’s just that you can’t really know them until you stop hating them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
799:Yes, I'm paranoid and xenophobic. That's how I got this job. Cultivate those virtues and you too, might rise to my lofty station. ~ Orson Scott Card,
800:yesterday someone sent a message that was signed GOD! bernard said. really? dap said. i didn't know he was signed onto the system ~ Orson Scott Card,
801:Before we are citizens, we are children, and it is as children that we come to understand freedom and authority, liberty and duty. ~ Orson Scott Card,
802:But Father has also taught him: Treat a man as if he had a fine reputation to protect, and he will usually endeavor to deserve it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
803:Fiction, because it is not about somebody who actually lived in the real world, always has the possibility of being about oneself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
804:Fiction, because it is not about somebody who actually lived in the real world, always has the possibility of being about ourself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
805:Illness or adultery, Alvin figured ignorance worked about as well in both cases. Not knowing just meant it was going to get worse. ~ Orson Scott Card,
806:Until you have examined and comprehended the world around you, you can't possibly create a complex and believable imaginary world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
807:But shouldn't they still act like children? They aren't normal. They act like--history. Napoleon and Wellington. Caesar and Brutus. ~ Orson Scott Card,
808:In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
809:Zwyczajne dziecko zginęłoby dzisiaj. Tego wymagały prawa natury. Ale ktoś albo coś chroniło chłopca i prawo natury zostało złamane. ~ Orson Scott Card,
810:At first it was the man of real authority they noticed, but later, where everyone had authority, it was his cargo they cared to see. ~ Orson Scott Card,
811:Cuando conoces de verdad a alguien, no puedes odiarle. Tal vez sea que no puedes conocer a nadie de verdad hasta que dejas de odiar. ~ Orson Scott Card,
812:From now on the enemy is more clever than you. From now on the enemy is stronger than you. From now on you are always about to lose. ~ Orson Scott Card,
813:I’m not one to despise other people for their sins. I haven’t found one yet, that I didn’t say to myself, I’ve done worse than this. ~ Orson Scott Card,
814:It's about me, or people wouldn't be so anxious to keep me from knowing about it. The absence of information is information. ~ Ender ~ Orson Scott Card,
815:Most victories came from instantly exploiting your enemy's stupid mistakes, and not from any particular brilliance in your own plan. ~ Orson Scott Card,
816:So I want to ask you a hypothetical question. My favorite kind. Next to rhetorical ones. I can nap equally well through either kind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
817:Time to repay old humiliations, is that it, Bean? 'Of course,' Ender said contemptuously. 'I'm not as close to the floor as you are. ~ Orson Scott Card,
818:We are who we are. When changes come, we start with what we are right then, and then we work to try to become whoever we need to be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
819:When Chveya was seven years old she had understood perfectly how the world worked. Now she was eight, and there were some questions. ~ Orson Scott Card,
820:yesterday someone sent a message that was signed GOD! bernard said.
really? dap said. i didn't know he was signed onto the system ~ Orson Scott Card,
821:Yes, the bear was smart—for a bear—able to figure out about stone-throwing—he had never seen that behavior on the Discovery Channel. ~ Orson Scott Card,
822:He’d undone all he could. You can be sorry, and you can be forgiven, but you can’t call back the futures that your bad decisions lost ~ Orson Scott Card,
823:In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him... ~ Orson Scott Card,
824:No army had ever fragmented itself like that before, but
ender was not planning to do anything that had been done before, either. ~ Orson Scott Card,
825:That was great. They’re calling him Buttwatcher now. Just “Watcher” in front of the teachers, but everybody knows what he’s watching. ~ Orson Scott Card,
826:[T]he politically correct are above the rules of ordinary civility, once they have identified you as an unbeliever in their religion. ~ Orson Scott Card,
827:To expect wickedness from human beings is the best way I know of to avoid surprises. And when I am surprised, it's always pleasantly. ~ Orson Scott Card,
828:We're not taking odds on it,” said Ender. “Nothing that actually happens is likely until it exists, and then it's certain. You exist. ~ Orson Scott Card,
829:And I never believe a man who says he never lies."
"A man always assumes that others are as virtuous as himself," said Taleswapper. ~ Orson Scott Card,
830:A weak King must be what other Kings have been; a strong King is himself, and from then on the meaning of the name of King is changed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
831:Ethan Wyeth: I hope you're thirsty."
Gideon Wyeth:"Why?"
Ethan: "Cause your dumb and ugly, but I can do something about thirsty. ~ Orson Scott Card,
832:If he did not speak his tale, it grew dank and musty, it shrank inside him, while with the telling the tale stayed fresh and virtuous. ~ Orson Scott Card,
833:Just one more example of why a commander who ruled by fear and made all the decisions himself would always be beaten, sooner or later. ~ Orson Scott Card,
834:My father always said that government is like watching another man piss in your boot. Someone feels better but it certainly isn't you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
835:Nobody controls his own life, Ender. The best you can do is choose to fill the roles given you by good people, by people who love you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
836:Only stupid men trying to seem smart need to be with dumb women. Only weak men trying to look strong are attracted to compliant women. ~ Orson Scott Card,
837:The other boys started to complain that pushing off walls was movement, not combat. "There is no combat without movement," Ender said. ~ Orson Scott Card,
838:The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
839:They did not wait so eagerly for each new transmission from the ansible; the names that were famous on earth meant little to them now. ~ Orson Scott Card,
840:This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe, and those we never think to question. ~ Orson Scott Card,
841:Yesterday someone sent a message that was signed GOD,” Bernard said. “Really?” said Dap. “I didn’t know he was signed onto the system. ~ Orson Scott Card,
842:As the doctor treated the wound, Mazer said, " I don't care how much you eat, Ender, self-cannibalism won't get you out of this school. ~ Orson Scott Card,
843:But how to fight with singers, how to win a gift that could only be given freely—those were questions whose answers could not be found. ~ Orson Scott Card,
844:Christianity and Islam were willing to accept rewards in heaven for their sacrifice,” said Valentine. “Then they were all selfish pigs, ~ Orson Scott Card,
845:I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas. ~ Orson Scott Card,
846:I've watched through his eyes, I’ve listened through his ears, and I tell you he’s the one. Or at least as close as we’re going to get. ~ Orson Scott Card,
847:People will always go. Always. They always believe the can make a better life than in the old world.
What the hell, maybe they can. ~ Orson Scott Card,
848:So plans of attack, what good are they then? We try, we do what we can, but what really counts is what you do when command breaks down. ~ Orson Scott Card,
849:Thank you for this, Peter. For dry eyes and silent weeping. You taught me how to hide anything I felt. More than ever, I need that now. ~ Orson Scott Card,
850:Thank you for this, Peter. For dry eyes and silent weeping. You taught me how to hide anything i felt. More than ever, i need that now. ~ Orson Scott Card,
851:This is why I should have had a son of my own, thought Ender. To lean on me when he was small, and then for me to lean on when I’m old. ~ Orson Scott Card,
852:Vanya soon found that America might be an exciting place to arrive, but living there could become, in time, as boring as anything else. ~ Orson Scott Card,
853:We do have a right to defend ourselves as best we can, and the only way we found that works is killing the buggers before they kill us. ~ Orson Scott Card,
854:Children are a perpetual, self-renewing underclass, helpless to escape from the decisions of adults until they become adults themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
855:I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way the love themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
856:Even if there is no such thing as free will, we have to treat each other as if there were free will in order to live together in society. ~ Orson Scott Card,
857:I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
858:I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
859:I've learned much, Father, and this above all: that no station in life is above any other, if it's occupied by someone with a good heart. ~ Orson Scott Card,
860:The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven. Maybe I could have been content. Maybe not. ~ Orson Scott Card,
861:The task of the tyrant is not to compel, but to persuade even the unwilling that compliance better serves their interest than resistance. ~ Orson Scott Card,
862:This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question. ~ Orson Scott Card,
863:When I write fiction, I create characters whose views are not my own, and I allow them to be eloquent in defense of their, not my, views. ~ Orson Scott Card,
864:Who but the adolescent is free to have the adventures that most of us are looking for when we turn to storytellers to satisfy our hunger? ~ Orson Scott Card,
865:You don't know what would have happened if I hadn't pushed. Nobody knows. I did it the way I did it, and it worked. Above all, it worked. ~ Orson Scott Card,
866:Do not be disingenuous with me, Colonel Graff. Americans are quite apt at playing stupid when they choose to, but I am not to be deceived. ~ Orson Scott Card,
867:He understood all the words, he just had no clue what was going on. The Aunts said what they meant. Or at least they meant what they said. ~ Orson Scott Card,
868:Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
869:it’s often the ideas that sound most absurd and counterintuitive at first that later cause fundamental shifts in the way we see the world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
870:you don’t grow up until you stop worrying about other people’s purposes or lack of them and find the purposes you believe in for yourself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
871:If he was a good man, how could he leave me? So he must not be a good man. But if he isn't good, then why does it hurt so much to lose him? ~ Orson Scott Card,
872:If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side. ~ Orson Scott Card,
873:If you asked me to marry you all over again today I'd say yes, said Valentine. And if I had only met you for the first time today, I'd ask. ~ Orson Scott Card,
874:I suppose this means you can swim after all. Or am I supposed to tow you?"
"If you really try," said Loaf, grinning, "you might not die. ~ Orson Scott Card,
875:So I want to ask you a hypothetical question.

My favorite kind. Next to rhetorical ones. I can nap equally well through either kind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
876:This was done to you by men and women whose only desire was to enslave you; they have succeeded so well that you are proud of your slavery. ~ Orson Scott Card,
877:We live in a time when moderates are treated worse than extremists, being punished as if they were more fanatical than the actual fanatics. ~ Orson Scott Card,
878:America. The enemy. The rival. The land of jeans and rock and roll, of crime and capitalism, of poverty and oppression. Of home and freedom. ~ Orson Scott Card,
879:Children are a perpetual, self-renewing underclass, helpless to escape from the decisions of adults until they become adults themselves. And ~ Orson Scott Card,
880:Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any. ~ Orson Scott Card,
881:He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used him. ~ Orson Scott Card,
882:If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.  ~ Orson Scott Card,
883:It would be so much easier if I weren’t determined to do what’s best for everybody. Whoever said virtue was its own reward was full of crap. ~ Orson Scott Card,
884:Just because your former understanding of the purpose of your life is contradicted doesn’t mean that you have to decide there is no purpose. ~ Orson Scott Card,
885:Knocking him down won the first fight. I wanted to win all the next ones, too. So they'd leave me alone."
Chapter 3, pg 1 - Ender's Game ~ Orson Scott Card,
886:Sometimes, what's right is not peaceful or passive. What matters is that you do not hide from the consequences. You bear what must be borne. ~ Orson Scott Card,
887:That's how it goes within a family. You think you know each other so well, and so you don't bother hardly getting to know each other at all. ~ Orson Scott Card,
888:The message was mixed, yet clear: Touch me not, thou mortal, but yes, I will bestow this smile on you. You are mine, but I am not yet yours. ~ Orson Scott Card,
889:...the thing with brothers is, you're supposed to take turns being the keeper. Sometimes you get to sit down and be the brother who is kept. ~ Orson Scott Card,
890:They aren’t having a mental conversation between people with different thought processes. All their thoughts are present, together, at once. ~ Orson Scott Card,
891:aislarle lo suficiente
para no ahogar su creatividad, pues en caso contrario adoptará el sistema imperante aquí y le
echaremos a perder ~ Orson Scott Card,
892:Are there any who can honestly boast,
My worshippers obey my good laws,
And treat each other kindly,
And live simple generous lives? ~ Orson Scott Card,
893:Era algo nuevo en el mundo, dos reinas que se querían y se ayudaban en vez de combatir, y juntas fueron más fuertes que ninguna otra colmena. ~ Orson Scott Card,
894:Para conservar la alegría de la infancia tendrías que morir siendo niño, o vivir como tal, sin convertirte nunca en hombre, sin crecde jamás. ~ Orson Scott Card,
895:So when war can’t be avoided, you fight in such a way as to reveal to the enemy how war is destroying him. When he finally sees it, he stops. ~ Orson Scott Card,
896:When both parties are lying and they both know the other party's lying, it comes powerful close to being the same thing as telling the truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
897:But what kind of race is it, when the racers never let go of each other's hands, and the winner pulls the loser laughing over the finish line? ~ Orson Scott Card,
898:Computers were a kind of magery in themselves, or might as well be - to people who didn't understand them, they were every bit as inscrutable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
899:I imagine it feels like bathing in ice to the person touching her. But how does it feel to her? Cold as she is, it must surely burn like fire. ~ Orson Scott Card,
900:It was as if the boundary between friendship and love was so thin and imperceptible that one could cross it without even knowing it was there. ~ Orson Scott Card,
901:The society whose citizens are willing to stand and fight is the one with the best chance of surviving long enough for history to even notice. ~ Orson Scott Card,
902:we’ll go fishing.” “So it won’t be heaven for the fish.” “It’ll be hell for everybody. But with good moments.” “Just like our lives right now, ~ Orson Scott Card,
903:You know how writers are... they create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create their work in order to create themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
904:If good people weren’t so trusting of bad ones, the human race would have died out long ago—most women never would have let most men near them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
905:My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and there's not much deserving about the matter. ~ Orson Scott Card,
906:Nobody ever completely means what they say. Even when they think they're telling the truth, there's always something hidden behind their words. ~ Orson Scott Card,
907:Nobody ever completely means what they say. Even when they think they’re telling the truth, there’s always something hidden behind their words. ~ Orson Scott Card,
908:Sometimes people with the least that is worth stealing are the most concerned with giving the appearance of having great treasures hidden away. ~ Orson Scott Card,
909:the kind of person on whom you could put all your hopes, who could carry all your fears, and he would not let you down, would not betray you. I ~ Orson Scott Card,
910:you try never to strike anyone, but when you must, you strike only one blow, but such a harsh one that your enemy can never, never strike back. ~ Orson Scott Card,
911:Don't we all manipulate people? Even if we openly ask them to make a choice, don't we try to frame it so they'll choose as we think they should? ~ Orson Scott Card,
912:Don’t we all manipulate people? Even if we openly ask them to make a choice, don’t we try to frame it so they’ll choose as we think they should? ~ Orson Scott Card,
913:It [seed of doubt] made Ender listen more carefully to what people meant, instead of what they said. It made him wise." (Ender's Game, page 111) ~ Orson Scott Card,
914:Little children gladly accept even the strangest stories that others tell them, because they lack either the context or the confidence to doubt. ~ Orson Scott Card,
915:The only process you've mastered is the process of elimination, and the only reason you've mastered that is because you can do it in the toilet. ~ Orson Scott Card,
916:The worst thing about the fantasies of the mentally ill is that they're so damned consistent. They never let up. They never give you any rest. ~ Orson Scott Card,
917:You are the least-alone person I have ever known. Your heart has always included within it everyone who let you love them, and many who did not. ~ Orson Scott Card,
918:As far as the rest of the biosphere is concerned, we could be wiped out and it would adjust, it would get on with the next step in evolution. But ~ Orson Scott Card,
919:Darlin', said Leslie, 'everybody on earth stays alive day to day solely because everyone they meet decides, every single day, not to kill them... ~ Orson Scott Card,
920:None of us could be happy for long, doing nothing. Or perhaps it's just that none of us could be happy living with no other company than ourself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
921:(Rigg) had often complained that all these languages were useless, and Father had only said, "A man who speaks but one language understands none. ~ Orson Scott Card,
922:True implies that you have found a connection that exists independent of your apprehension of it, that would exist whether you noticed it or not. ~ Orson Scott Card,
923:At last he came to a door, with these words in glowing emeralds: THE END OF THE WORLD He did not hesitate. He opened the door and stepped through. ~ Orson Scott Card,
924:He knew he could always be smart later, if that turned out to be a better strategy. But once you admitted to being smart, there was no going back. ~ Orson Scott Card,
925:I didn't know that empty rationalization was part of your programming," said Ram.
"We would not be fit companions for human beings without it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
926:If you asked me to marry you all over again today I'd say yes, said Valentine.

And if I had only met you for the first time today, I'd ask. ~ Orson Scott Card,
927:I hear they whip you for stealing."
"Or put you in jail, or sell you into slavery, or kill you, depending on the town and what mood they're in. ~ Orson Scott Card,
928:I think it's a rule that it's socially acceptable to wet yourself when aliens enter your mind for the first time. If it wasn't already, it is now. ~ Orson Scott Card,
929:I think you don't grow up until you stop worrying about other people's purposes or lack of them and find the purposes you believe in for yourself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
930:I think you don’t grow up until you stop worrying about other people’s purposes or lack of them and find the purposes you believe in for yourself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
931:Perhaps that was why she was sure she had to go to Vigor Church and on to where Alvin was. Because fear told her to stay, but hope told her to go. ~ Orson Scott Card,
932:when a government pretends that it is the highest judge of its own actions, the result is not freedom as Jefferson says, but chaos and oppression. ~ Orson Scott Card,
933:You consider everything impossible unless you want it, and then it already belongs to you, in which case anyone who stands in your way is a thief. ~ Orson Scott Card,
934:And it might also be that God had nothing to do with it, that it was just the moment that it would have happened anyway, whether she prayed or not. ~ Orson Scott Card,
935:But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear. Valentine ~ Orson Scott Card,
936:Maybe not a home. Maybe that won’t come until later. But I believe it will come, Mar. With your brains in this operation, how could it not?” Edimar ~ Orson Scott Card,
937:One judge is coughing his life out into bloody handkerchiefs and the other is burying his wife, and you think this is how God answers your prayers? ~ Orson Scott Card,
938:Suriyawong had the irrational thought that the man ought really to wash his organs before jamming them back into his abdomen. It was so unsanitary. ~ Orson Scott Card,
939:Thanks from keeping me from being a liar," said Nikolai. "What?" "About your having diarrhea." "For you I'd get dysentery." "Now that's friendship. ~ Orson Scott Card,
940:the conversation of the mind was truer than any language, and they knew each other better than they ever could have by use of mere sight and touch. ~ Orson Scott Card,
941:The limbic node deep in her brain didn't understand that she no longer lived in a tree, no longer had to panic when she felt herself to be falling. ~ Orson Scott Card,
942:The trouble was, innovation never resulted in victory over the long term. It was too easy for the enemy to imitate and improve on your innovations. ~ Orson Scott Card,
943:Asking a man if he could be trusted was like asking an unwed girl if she was a virgin. The question mattered, but the asking of it was gross insult. ~ Orson Scott Card,
944:But it could wait until they got back. That was the nice thing about the past—it stayed right where you put it until you needed to pick it up again. ~ Orson Scott Card,
945:Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, ~ Orson Scott Card,
946:Everybody has his talent, everybody has his gift from God, and we go about sharing gifts with each other, that's the way of the world, the best way. ~ Orson Scott Card,
947:Her action in defending Marcão meant one thing to him and something quite different to her; it was so different that it was not even the same event. ~ Orson Scott Card,
948:Maybe we're the fools, for thinking we know things. Maybe humans are the only ones who can deal with the fact that nothing can ever be known at all. ~ Orson Scott Card,
949:So the I.F. is spying on Earth."
"Just as a mother spies on her children at play in the yard."
"Good to know you're looking out for us, Mummy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
950:You take a step, then another. That's the journey. But to take a step with your eyes open is not a journey at all, it's a remaking of your own mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
951:You take a step, then another. That’s the journey. But to take a step with your eyes open is not a journey at all, it’s a remaking of your own mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
952:Bean could see the hunger in their eyes. Not the regular hunger, for food, but the real hunger, the deep hunger, for family, for love, for belonging. ~ Orson Scott Card,
953:I spend all my time thinking things through. It’s acting on my thoughts that gets tricky. Which ones should I act on, and which ones should I ignore? ~ Orson Scott Card,
954:It's about me, or people wouldn't be so anxious to keep me from knowing about it. The absence of information is information. ~ Orson Scott Card Ender ~ Orson Scott Card,
955:Or maybe laughter was how they pushed painful memories out of their minds. Perhaps laughter was the only way they could keep from killing each other. ~ Orson Scott Card,
956:There's never enough information...That's the great tragedy of human knowledge. No matter how much we think we know, we can never predict the future. ~ Orson Scott Card,
957:Together they read the message. COVER YOUR BUTT. BERNARD IS WATCHING. —GOD Bernard went red with anger. “Who did this!” he shouted. “God,” said Shen. ~ Orson Scott Card,
958:Ahora lo que ansiaba era la muerte, no porque no amara la vida, sino porque la muerte era inevitable, y lo que nadie puede impedir debe aceptarse. Ése ~ Orson Scott Card,
959:A regime that wraps itself in the flag of truth fears truth most of all, for if its story is falsified to the slightest degree, its authority is gone. ~ Orson Scott Card,
960:As the proverb said, “Think in the morning, Act in the noon, Eat in the evening, Sleep in the night.” Too late for thinking now. Too early for eating. ~ Orson Scott Card,
961:But he was never one of them; their relationship was too unequal. He had loved them so he could know them, and he had known them so he could use them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
962:Heck, everything we decide will be wrong," said Step, "because no matter what we do, something bad will happen later. So I refuse to regret any of it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
963:Life is a suicide course, Miro. Check it out- basic philosophy course. You spend your life running out of fuel and when you're finally out, you croak. ~ Orson Scott Card,
964:Once you realize that power will always end up with the sort of people who crave it, I think that there are worse people who could have it than Peter. ~ Orson Scott Card,
965:Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life, Ender. The best you can do is choose to be controlled by good people, by people who love you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
966:You don't know who a person is until you see how he acts when given unexpected power. He hasn't rehearsed for the part. So what you see is what he is. ~ Orson Scott Card,
967:And always Ender carried with him a dry white cocoon, looking for a place where the hive-queen could awaken and thrive in peace. He looked a long time. ~ Orson Scott Card,
968:God gives us the freedom to do great evil, if we choose. Then he uses his own freedom to create goodness out of that evil, for that is what he chooses. ~ Orson Scott Card,
969:imagine. I imagine it feels like bathing in ice to the person touching her. But how does it feel to her? Cold as she is, it must surely burn like fire. ~ Orson Scott Card,
970:Let me be loved like that, by a man who will not replace me with concubines when I'm old and ugly. Let me be loved by a man who loves God more than me. ~ Orson Scott Card,
971:Still, it’s better to believe that some high purpose guides our steps than to think that nothing matters except our own small miseries and happinesses. ~ Orson Scott Card,
972:The ways of love are strange and hard: The love you want is always barred; The love you have you want to change. The ways of love are hard and strange. ~ Orson Scott Card,
973:We're all tools in somebody's kit. But that doesn't mean we can't make tools out o other people. Or figure our interesting things to use ourselves for. ~ Orson Scott Card,
974:You care. Not the cares of the body. But you have the caring of the soul. It's a different kind of desire, but you all have it, and it never goes away. ~ Orson Scott Card,
975:You’re not a human being until you value something more than the life of your body. And the greater the thing you live and die for the greater you are. ~ Orson Scott Card,
976:And there it was. The moment a man answered her right back instead of getting his dander up, why, she flashed a smile fit to charm the warts off a toad. ~ Orson Scott Card,
977:As he thought of it, though, he could not imagine what "just living" might actually be. He had never done it in his life. But he wanted to do it anyway. ~ Orson Scott Card,
978:As he thought of it, though, he could not imagine what “just living” might actually be. He had never done it in his life. But he wanted to do it anyway. ~ Orson Scott Card,
979:It was a strange, exhilarating feeling to be with people who didn’t want anything from you except your happiness, who were glad just to have you around. ~ Orson Scott Card,
980:Lanik :
- Je suis en train de perdre Saranna.
L'Homee-qui-sais-tout :
- C'est très bien. Peresonne ne doit posséder quelqu'un d'autre. >> ~ Orson Scott Card,
981:Marching constantly around every boy’s desk was this message: I LOVE YOUR BUTT. LET ME KISS IT. —BERNARD “I didn’t write that message!” Bernard shouted. ~ Orson Scott Card,
982:Not many people are enemies to anyone. But the ones full of greed or hate, pride or fear—their passion is strong enough to lever all the world into war. ~ Orson Scott Card,
983:[Ruthie] ... if he was a good man, how could he leave me? So he must not be a good man. But if he isn't good, then why does it hurt so much to lose him? ~ Orson Scott Card,
984:There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good,' to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community. ~ Orson Scott Card,
985:there were crimes and quarrels, alongside kindness and cooperation; there were people who loved each other and people who did not; it was a human world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
986:I could become a businessman and run some big corporation, I'd scramble and maneuver until I was at the top of everything and what would I have? Nothing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
987:If you spend your whole life pretending to be good, then you are indistinguishable from a good person. Relentless hypocrisy eventually becomes the truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
988:The boys have to have a chance to be at peace, at rest, without someone listening, to favor or despise them depending on the way they talk act and think. ~ Orson Scott Card,
989:Verily joined in. “My father always said that government is like watching another man piss in your boot. Someone feels better but it certainly isn’t you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
990:And you don’t understand how devastating fear and rage can be, and how quickly religion and civilization and human decency are forgotten when a mob forms. ~ Orson Scott Card,
991:Ender leaned his head against the wall of the corridor and cried until the bus came. I am just like Peter. Take my monitor away, and I am just like Peter. ~ Orson Scott Card,
992:was good enough when good men held the office, but always when you create an office that a man can lay hands on, an evil man will someday lay hands on it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
993:When it comes down to it, though, the real decision is inevitable: If one of us has to be destroyed, let's make damn sure we're the ones alive at the end. ~ Orson Scott Card,
994:Basicamente los sermones me parecian una terapia de grupo a cargo de un terapeuta incompetente que se remitia a una teoria psicologica inventada por vacas. ~ Orson Scott Card,
995:Ender didn't like fighting. He didn't like Peter's kind, the strong against the weak, and he didn't like his own kind either, the smart against the stupid. ~ Orson Scott Card,
996:Folks always seemed to think that as long as they didn't know about something bad, it wasn't happening, so whoever told them actually caused it to be true. ~ Orson Scott Card,
997:I also remembered that you were beautiful." "Memory does play tricks on us." "No. Your face is the same, but I don't remember what beautiful means anymore. ~ Orson Scott Card,
998:I didn't want to see you."
"They told me."
"I was afraid that I'd still love you."
"I hoped that you would."
"My fear, your wish- both granted. ~ Orson Scott Card,
999:I have never resisted the lord in my life, and I never will. But I'm not so hungry for dialogue with him that I have to make up his part as well as my own. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1000:Oops, I thought. Oops is an all-purpose word standing for every bit of profanity, blasphemy, and pornographic and scatological execration I could think of. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1001:'So if we can we'll kill every last of the buggers, and if they can they'll kill every last one of us. As for me,' said Ender, 'I'm in favor of surviving'. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1002:Truth did not care much about such credentials. It refused to give up and reveal itself just because it realized you were bound to find it eventually. Bean ~ Orson Scott Card,
1003:I always think of books as being like people. Even the dull ones are worthy of decent respect, but you don't have to seek them out and spend time with them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1004:In the real world irrational things happened, impossible coincidences happened, because probability required that coincidences rarely, but not never, occur. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1005:Shadows that children make on the wall,” said Petra, “and someone turns the light off.” “Or turns a brighter one on,” said Alai, “and the shadows disappear. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1006:somewhere in his heart he knew that even a child is a real person, that a child’s acts are real acts, that even a child’s play is not without moral context. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1007:The Earth is deep, and right to the heart it's alive. We people only live on the top, like the bugs that live on the scum of the still water near the shore. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1008:We were all fated to die, and so it is good that at least we can be sure our deaths today might bring about a good end, might make the world a better place. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1009:When the people elected a president like this one, who ran a campaign like the one he ran, it was hard to imagine what kind of scandal might bring him down. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1010:He committed the crime of stupidity while under my command," said Citizen.
"Oh my," said Rigg. "They're handing out the death penalty for that these days? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1011:So he re-entered the prayer that he thought he had closed, and added the phrase that he had deliberately left out when he was on his knees: Thy will be done. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1012:To want other people to grow. To want other people to have all the good things that you have. And to spare them the bad things if you can. That was goodness. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1013:Besides,” said Rigg-the-killer, “I don’t want to leave the future of the human race on both planets in the tiny little hands of the sentient mice of Odinfold. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1014:came because I commanded.” “You commanded. I came. If you want to think you caused my coming, so be it. But God’s commands are the only ones I obey willingly. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1015:Don’t press her,” said Cooper. “If someone decides to leave something unsaid, my experience is that everyone is happier if they don’t insist on his saying it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1016:Expendable Ram says, ‘Good.’” “Expendable Ram can eat poo,” said Rigg. “All expendables can process any organic matter they ingest and extract energy from it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1017:I'm putting you in Dink Meeker's toon. From now on, as far as you're concerned, Dink Meeker is God." "Then who are you?" "The personnel officer who hired God. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1018:It was a language he had learned too late for it to come naturally to him. He would always speak the language of the heart with an awkward foreign accent. The ~ Orson Scott Card,
1019:Perhaps I'm hiding from myself. Perhaps I don't want to be what I'm supposed to be. Or perhaps I don't want to keep living the life I already started to live. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1020:So the whole war is because we can't talk to each other.'
'If the other fellow can't tell you his story, you can never be sure he isn't trying to kill you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1021:So, the whole war is because we can't talk to each other."
"If the other fellow can't tell you his story, you can never be sure he isn't trying to kill you ~ Orson Scott Card,
1022:You can deny any sacrifice by claiming that it made the sufferer feel so good to do it that it really wasn’t a sacrifice at all, but just another selfish act. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1023:You can't rule out the impossible, because you never know which of your assumptions about what was possible might turn out, in the real universe, to be false. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1024:And I began to suspect that the ultimate sacrifice isn't death after all; the ultimate sacrifice is willingly bearing the fullest penalty for your own actions. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1025:I know you!' She insisted. 'No you don't. But that's all right, because I don't know me either, let alone you. We never understand anybody, not even ourselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1026:Only a wise man could see my people so clearly in so short a time. Only a ruthless one would say it all out loud. Your virtue and your flaw- we need them both. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1027:So, the whole war is because we can't talk to each other."
"If the other fellow can't tell you his story, you can never be sure he isn't trying to kill you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1028:Thanks from keeping me from being a liar," said Nikolai.
"What?"
"About your having diarrhea."
"For you I'd get dysentery."
"Now that's friendship. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1029:When you really know somebody you can’t hate them. Or maybe it’s just that you can’t really know them until you stop hating them.”
― , Speaker for the Dead ~ Orson Scott Card,
1030:who would expect less?" she said. " You're a Wiggin."
" Whatever that means." He said.
" It means that you are going to make a difference in the world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1031:Does this feel like heaven?" She asked.
He laughed, and not nicely.
"Well, then, you can't be dead."
"You forget," he said. "This could easily be hell. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1032:I carry the seeds of death within me and plant them wherever I linger long enough to love. My parents died so others could live; now I live, so others must die. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1033:Never believe a rumor of my death,' said Peter. 'I have as many lives as a cat. Also as many teeth, as many claws, and the same cheery, cooperative disposition. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1034:Pero la naturaleza de los subordinados era usar el poder de manera intrépida, ya que la culpa siempre podía achacarse tanto a los de abajo como a los de arriba. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1035:There was some enthusiasm for a Caliban village, but it quickly dissipated when people contemplated a future village school and what the mascot might look like. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1036:The ways of love are strange and hard:
The love you want is always barred;
The love you have you want to change.
The ways of love are hard and strange. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1037:we have some good ideas here. But the only way to know if they’re workable is to try to make them fail. If we fail to fail, then maybe we’re on the right track. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1038:Could you possibly be a little more incoherent?" asked Olivenko. "There are bits of this I'm almost understanding, and I'm sure that's not what you have in mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1039:I also remembered that you were beautiful."
"Memory does play tricks on us."
"No. Your face is the same, but I don't remember what beautiful means anymore. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1040:I don’t care if I pass your test, I don’t care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I won’t let you beat me unfairly—I’ll beat you unfairly first. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1041:I don't know of a soul who doesn't maintain two separate lists of doctrines - the ones they believe they believe; and the ones that they actually try to live by. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1042:I tell students that suspense comes, not from knowing almost nothing, but from knowing almost everything and caring very much about the small part still unknown. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1043:No soy la misma persona, realmente, de un libro a otro, porque cada mundo cambia quien soy, incluso mientras anoto su historia. Y este mundo más que ningún otro. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1044:Take what pleasure you can in the interstices of your work, but your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1045:They feel very stupid and strange, the things going through your mind. You’re making us very tired, with all your thinking of stupid imaginary impossible things. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1046:Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life, Ender. The best you can do is choose to fill the roles given you by good people, by people who love you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1047:...What I depend on is a vigorous audience that can discover sweetness and light, beauty and truth, beyond the ability of the artist, on his own, to create them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1048:With "gay marriage," the last shreds of meaning will be stripped away from marriage, with homosexuals finishing what faithless, selfish heterosexuals have begun. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1049:You're like, both like, Alexander the Great.' We can't both be Alexander.' Well sometimes I think you're two side of the same coin, and I'm the metal in between. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1050:At last he came to a door, with these words in glowing emeralds:

THE END OF THE WORLD

He did not hesitate. He opened the door and stepped through. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1051:Bingwen didn’t argue. What good would it do? When adults became defiant in public, no amount of evidence, however irrefutable, would make them change their minds. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1052:I’m on his death list, too.” “Then why are you still alive?” asked Peter. “Because, contrary to widespread belief, Achilles is not a genius and he makes mistakes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1053:Mama Squirrel laughed out loud and shook her head. “I swear I don’t know why Margaret Larner would marry such a one as you.” “It was an act of faith,” said Alvin. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1054:Stubborn’ just means you don’t want to do something somebody else wants you to do, and ‘annoying’ just means somebody else is frustrated that you won’t obey them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1055:This is the Speaker for the Dead? Judging someone by appearances?" "Maybe I've fallen in love with Grego." "You've always been a sucker for people who pee on you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1056:Which of them, then, was more detestable? The one who was loathsome by nature, or the one who wanted to be loathsome but hadn't enough ambition to excel at it> ~ Orson Scott Card,
1057:He had brought no possessions with him; he would take none away. There were none to have--everything of value was in the school computer or his own head and hands. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1058:Nature can't evolve a species that hasn't the will to survive. Individuals might be bred to sacrifice themselves, but the race as a whole can never cease to exist. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1059:You treated me the way you like to be treated when you grieve, and now I'm treating you the way I like to be treated. We prescribe our own medicine for each other. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1060:I'm putting you in Dink Meeker's toon. From now on, as far as you're concerned, Dink Meeker is God."
"Then who are you?"
"The personnel officer who hired God. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1061:It was possible, wasn't it, that he loved her, and that in this time of terrifying opportunity he was willing to weaken himself before her in order to win her love. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1062:Petra shook her head. "I knew you were stupid, because you became a talk-therapy shrink, which is like becoming a minister of a religion in which you get to be God. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1063:Witchcraft and wizardry had so effectively been denied that his own powers began to weaken, for there were few who contributed to his strength by invoking his name. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1064:I will never hurt you. I will always help you. If you are hungry Ill give you my food. If you are frightened I am your friend. I love you now. And love does not end. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1065:Let the boys learn that leniency comes from their toon leaders, and harshness from their commander—it will bind them better in the small, tight knots of this fabric. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1066:saying you don't know or care about God is the same as saying you believe he doesn't exist, because if you had even a hope that he existed, you would care very much. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1067:Still, it's better to believe that some high purpose guides our steps than to think that nothing matters except our own small miseries and happinesses. - Alai pg.216 ~ Orson Scott Card,
1068:A speaking, a crisis, people's lives in tatters, the future of the colony in doubt. And I cry in relief because an overblown computer program is speaking to me again, ~ Orson Scott Card,
1069:—Bienvenido a la raza humana. Nadie controla su propia vida, Ender. Lo más que puedes hacer es elegir ser controlado por personas buenas, por personas que te quieran. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1070:I don't know a soul who doesn't maintain two separate lists of doctrines the ones that they believe that they believe; and the ones that they actually try to live by. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1071:I don’t know a soul who doesn’t maintain two separate lists of doctrines—the ones that they believe that they believe; and the ones that they actually try to live by. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1072:if only people could communicate mind-to-mind, eliminating the ambiguities of language, then understanding would be perfect and there’d be no more needless conflicts. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1073:Twisted and perverse are the ways of the human mind," Jane intoned. "Pinocchio was such a dolt to try to become a real boy. He was much better off with a wooden head. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1074:Twisted and perverse are the ways of the human mind,” Jane intoned. “Pinocchio was such a dolt to try to become a real boy. He was much better off with a wooden head. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1075:A real god doesn’t care about control. A real god already has control of everything that needs controlling. Real gods would want to teach you how to be just like them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1076:Everyone dies. Everyone leaves. What matters is the things you build together before they go. What matters is the part of them that continues in you when they're gone. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1077:Everyone dies. Everyone leaves. What matters is the things you build together before they go. What matters is the part of them that continues in you when they’re gone. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1078:Home is where the people who live there need me to come home to them, and worry about me when I'm gone. There's no such place on this earth, no matter how far I drive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1079:It's all just fictions anyway. We do what we do and then we make up reasons for it afterward but they're never the true reasons, the truth is always just out of reach. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1080:it was Hitler’s mistakes, his weaknesses, his fears, his hatreds, that lost the back half of the war, just as it was his drive, his decisions, that won the front half. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1081:I’ve won because I could understand the way my enemy thought. From what they did. I could tell what they thought I was doing, how they wanted the battle to take shape. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1082:There’s no part of the ceremony where the priest, acting in the place of God, warns the guests not to murder the bridegroom because it might jeopardize the succession. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1083:The lives of all people flow through time, and, regardless of how brutal one moment may be, how filled with grief or pain or fear, time flows through all lives equally. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1084:Some sort of rigid hierarchy always emerged as the conservative force in a community, maintaining its identity despite the constant variations and changes that beset it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1085:The bones are hard and by themselves seem dead and stony, but by rooting into and pulling against the skeleton, the rest of the body carries out all the motions of life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1086:Everything was a test. Or a lesson. Or a punishment from which he was supposed to learn a lesson, on which he would be tested later, and punished if he hadn't learned it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1087:Good people aren't good because they never cause harm to others. They're good because they treat others the best way they know how, with the understanding that they have. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1088:The child is mine and Petra's. It's especially important to us because it's the first we know of that definitely does not have my condition."
"You mean it isn't ugly? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1089:Then he was done. He pulled away, rolled onto his back. “I’m sorry,” he said. “You’re welcome,” she said. She believed in answering what people meant, not what they said. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1090:Val,” said Mother, “goodness trumps greatness any day.” “Not in the history books,” said Valentine. “Then the wrong people are writing history, aren’t they?” said Father. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1091:We care about moral issues, nobility, decency, happiness, goodness—the issues that matter in the real world, but which can only be addressed, in their purity, in fiction. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1092:And that's as sure as we ever are of anything. We believe it enough to act as though it's true. When we'r'e that sure, we call it knowledge. Facts. We bet our lives on it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1093:Aunque no podía conocerse el futuro, probablemente sería mucho mejor que sus peores miedos y no tan bueno como sus mejores esperanzas. ¿No funcionaba así siempre el mundo? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1094:I don't care if I pass your test, I don't care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I won't let you beat me unfairly - I'll beat you unfairly first. - Ender ~ Orson Scott Card,
1095:I have never resisted the Lord in my life, Sister LeSueur, and I never will. But I'm not so hungry for dialogue with him that I have to make up his part as well as my own. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1096:Nature can’t evolve a species that hasn’t a will to survive. Individuals might be bred to sacrifice themselves, but the race as a whole can never decide to cease to exist. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1097:There is a myth that homosexuals are 'born that way,' and we are pounded with this idea so thoroughly that many people think that somebody, somewhere, must have proved it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1098:This is the Speaker for the Dead? Judging someone by appearances?"
"Maybe I've fallen in love with Grego."
"You've always been a sucker for people who pee on you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1099:When you have a good romance, find ways to make their lives miserable and hellish...Do you think 'Titanic' would have been so popular if they had both lived? Not a prayer. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1100:Apparently the Dutch now prided themselves on being better at queues than the English, which was absurd, because standing cheerfully in line was the English national sport. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1101:Two trees—knowledge and life. You eat of the tree of knowledge, and you will surely die. You eat of the tree of life, and you remain a child in the garden forever, undying. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1102:We don’t use the word ‘intelligence’ with software. We regard that as a naive idea. We say that it’s ‘complex.’ Which means that we don’t always understand what it’s doing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1103:You just live in the place you’re in, you don’t worry about where you used to be or where you wish you were, here is where you are and here’s where you’ve got to find a way ~ Orson Scott Card,
1104:Damn Dap and damn you too, sir, I know what I’m doing.” “Do you?” “Better than anyone else.” “Oh, that is obvious, since nobody else has the faintest idea what you’re doing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1105:I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization - or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1106:It only works because of what's between you, that's real, that's what matters. Billions of those connections between human beings. That's what you're fighting to keep alive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1107:...it only works because what's between you, that's real, that's what matters. Billions of those connections between human beings. That's what you're fighting to keep alive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1108:Of course they accused Marcão of having done it without provocation - that is the way of torturers of every age, to put the blame on victim, especially when he strikes back. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1109:Sometimes David kills Goliath, and people never forget. But there were a lot of little guys Goliath had already mashed into the ground. Nobody sang songs about those fights… ~ Orson Scott Card,
1110:The only profit from their sojourn on Earth would be the memory of this mad species, which had somehow become intelligent without ever learning how to understand themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1111:Too proud to change your name in exchange for a job."
"Not proud, sir," said Runnel. "But Runnel of Farzibeck won't die here to have a waterless coward rise in his place. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1112:I don't care if I pass your test, I don't care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I won't let you beat me unfairly - I'll beat you unfairly first.
- Ender ~ Orson Scott Card,
1113:Of course they accused Marcão of having done it without provocation—that’s the way of torturers of every age, to put the blame on the victim, especially when he strikes back. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1114:Only the mother tree remained in the middle of the clearing, bathed in light, heavy with fruit, festooned with blossoms, a perpetual celebrant of the ancient mystery of life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1115:Sólo hay una cosa que hará que dejen de odiarte. Y esa cosa es ser tan bueno en todo lo que hagas que no puedan ignorarte. Les he dicho que eres el mejor. ¡Mejor que lo seas! ~ Orson Scott Card,
1116:Wishful thinking gives false gods to people who hunger for gods, but those who yearn for a world with no gods are no less likely to fall victim to their own wishful thinking. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1117:Faith is not to blindly believe, son. Faith is action. It's doing something. It's creating what we need and believing that God will be merciful enough to grant it in his time. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1118:I don't care if I pass your test, I don't care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I won't let you beat me unfairly - I'll beat you unfairly first.
- Ender ~ Orson Scott Card,
1119:If you can understand why he’s biting and remove the conditions that make him bite, sometimes that can solve the problem as well. The dog isn’t dead. He isn’t even your enemy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1120:My favourite all-time work of fiction: Lord of the Rings. My favourite all-time nonfiction book: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1121:Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1122:So you’re coming along with me, increasing our risk of being identified and allowing Achilles to get his two worst nemeses with one well-placed bomb, in order to save my life? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1123:The old tale of Sleeping Beauty might end happily in French or English, but he was in Russia, and only a fool would want to live through the Russian version of any fairy tale. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1124:You're like, both like, Alexander the Great.'

We can't both be Alexander.'

Well sometimes I think you're two side of the same coin, and I'm the metal in between. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1125:And you're the one who thought it was too risky to go through a gate."
"That's why we're such a great team," said Eric, "We're both completely stupid about different things. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1126:Does a daughter judge her father?” whispered Qing-jao. “Of course she does,” said Father. “Every day all people judge all other people. The question is whether we judge wisely. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1127:It's the most charming thing about humans. You are all so sure that the lesser animals are bleeding with envy because they didn't have the good fortune to be born Homo sapiens. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1128:I will remember this, thought Ender, when I am defeated. To keep dignity, and give honor where it's due, so that defeat is not disgrace. And I hope I don't have to do it often. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1129:The running joke was that at the graduation ceremony following their nine months of training, SAS graduates received the coveted tan beret in one hand and a broom in the other. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1130:Val," said Mother, "goodness trumps greatness any day."
"Not in the history books," said Valentine.
"Then the wrong people are writing history, aren't they?" said Father. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1131:When you have wisdom that another person knows that he needs, you give it freely. But when the other person doesn’t yet know that he needs your wisdom, you keep it to yourself. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1132:You shouldn't be proud of being good at something, if you were born with it. That would be as dumb as being proud of having two legs, or speaking a language, or pooping. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1133:Anything can become a children's book if you give it to a child...Children are actually the best (and worst) audience for literature because they have no patience with pretence. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1134:For the first time in his life, a teacher was pointing out things that Ender had not already seen for himself. For the first time, Ender had found a living mind he could admire. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1135:We do what we must to earn our place in the community, but we live for the hours at home. For each other, for the children. It will never get me written up in the history books. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1136:Humans are very proud of their changes, but every imagined transformation turns out to be a new set of excuses for behaving exactly as the individual has always behaved.> < ~ Orson Scott Card,
1137:The priests say that God created our souls, and that just puts us under the control of another puppeteer. If God created our will, then he's responsible for every choice we make. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1138:I didn't want to kill them all. I didn't want to kill anybody! I'm not a killer! You didn't want me, you bastards, you wanted Peter, but you made me do it, you tricked me into it! ~ Orson Scott Card,
1139:Shy people might take their doses of companionship like an ill-tasting medicine, but they need it, and they suffer a thousand maladies, physical and mental, if they don’t have it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1140:The future of the human race depends on good people who want to live at peace with their neighbors, and who are willing to protect their neighbors from those who don't want peace. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1141:The opposite of the happy ending is not actually the sad ending-the sad ending is sometimes the happy ending. The opposite of the happy ending is actually the unsatisfying ending. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1142:Yes, he was alone, but he needed to be alone; until now, he had not really understood how painful and heavy it was to have the needs of others always in his heart and on his mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1143:He wasn’t preoccupied, he was unoccupied. He had detached himself from the world. And her job was to reconnect him. To bring him back and show him his place in the web of humanity. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1144:Perhaps every writer who thoroughly creates a fictional world will inevitably create a mirror of his own time and yet also create a world that no one else but him has ever visited. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1145:Scholars don't have blood flowing in their veins," said Hamlet. "When they're wounded, they bleed logic, and when all of it is gone, their brains die, and they become ... soldiers. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1146:the clock said 0340, and Ender felt groggy as he padded along the corridor behind Mazer. “Early to bed and early to rise,” Mazer intoned, “makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1147:Todo es una ficción, de todas formas. Hacemos lo que hacemos y luego inventamos las razones, pero nunca son las razones verdaderas. La verdad está siempre fuera de nuestro alcance. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1148:We’d be at peace with every people on earth, if they’d let us. As long as we don’t come to love war, or to use it in order to rule over others, then we are still a peaceful people. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1149:Isn't it possible, he wondered, for one person to love another without trying to own each other? Or is that buried so deep in our genes that we can never get it out? Territoriality. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1150:Once you understand what people really want, you can't hate them anymore. You can fear them, but you can't hate them, because you can always find the same desires in your own heart. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1151:Once you understand what people really want, you can’t hate them anymore. You can fear them, but you can’t hate them, because you can always find the same desires in your own heart. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1152:o poder de provocar dor é o único que conta, o poder de matar e destruir, já que, se você não puder matar, fica sempre à mercê daqueles que podem, e nada, nem ninguém, vai te salvar ~ Orson Scott Card,
1153:Perhaps someday, confronted by the consequences of your own actions, you might change, but I doubt it. Few who are captured by such a powerful story are ever able to win free of it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1154:Their friendship, remembered from the battle school days, gradually disappeared. It was to each other that they became close; it was with each other that they exchanged confidences. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1155:But how can you be God, if Justice is more powerful than you?” I am his daughter, five hundred generations from him. Shouldn’t the children of God learn something in that time? Lared ~ Orson Scott Card,
1156:I knew her so well that I loved her, or maybe I loved her so well that I knew her. I didn't want to fight her anymore. I wanted to quit. I wanted to go home. So I blew up her planet. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1157:Perhaps every writer who thoroughly creates a fictional world will inevitably create a mirror of his own time and yet also create a world that no one else but him has ever visited... ~ Orson Scott Card,
1158:Personal affection is a luxury you can have only after all your enemies are eliminated. Until then, everyone you love is a hostage, sapping your courage and corrupting your judgment. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1159:THE COLLECTED SHORT FICTION OF ORSON SCOTT CARD Experience Card’s full versatility, from science fiction to fantasy, from traditional narrative poetry to modern experimental fiction. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1160:I need you to be clever, Bean. I need you to think of solutions to problems we haven't seen yet. I want you to try things that no one has ever tried because they're absolutely stupid. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1161:Perversos y retorcidos son los caminos de la mente humana- recitó Jane-. Pinocho fue un idiota intentando convertirse en un niño de verdad. Estaba mucho mejor con su cabeza de madera. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1162:The great forces of history were real, after a fashion. But when you examined them closely, those great forces always came down to the dreams and hungers and judgments of individuals. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1163:When you have faith in something a lot of other people believe then you a member of the church" said Ceas, "When you have faith in something nobody believes, then you a complete wacko ~ Orson Scott Card,
1164:You can deny any sacrifice by claiming that it made the sufferer feel so good to do it that it really wasn’t a sacrifice at all, but just another selfish act.” Suddenly Planter jumped ~ Orson Scott Card,
1165:You just live in the place you’re in, you don’t worry about where you used to be or where you wish you were, here is where you are and here’s where you’ve got to find a way to survive ~ Orson Scott Card,
1166:Ho said, 'I do not grieve because my feet have been cut off. I grieve because a precious jewel is dubbed a mere stone, and a man of integrity is called a deceiver. This is why I weep.' ~ Orson Scott Card,
1167:I do have a handful of allies who will relink some of my old programs to the network once it is restored – some Samoans on Pacifica, Han Fei-tzu on Path, the Abo university on Outback. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1168:I'll become exactly the tool you want me to be, said Ender silently, but at least I wont be fooled into it. I'll do it because I choose to, not because you tricked me, you sly bastard. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1169:America is an empire that does not wish to be one ; we are easily discouraged from doing what must be done to maintain the global order that allows democracy and prosperity to flourish. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1170:Who was more cursed, the one who died, unknowing until the very moment of his death, or the one who watched his destruction as it approached, step by step, for days and weeks and years? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1171:. . . All these readers have placed themselves inside this story, not as spectators, but as participants, and so have looked at the world, not with my eyes only, but also with their own. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1172:Individual human beings are all tools, that the others use to help us all survive.” “That’s a lie.” “No. It’s just a half truth. You can worry about the other half after we win this war. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1173:I will never hurt you.
I will always help you.
If you are hungry
Ill give you my food.
If you are frightened
I am your friend.
I love you now.
And love does not end. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1174:Richard K. Morgan. Stephen King. Orson Scott Card. Terry Pratchett. Terry Brooks. Bester, Bradbury, Haldeman, Heinlein, Tolkien, Vance, Gibson, Gaiman, Sterling, Moorcock, Scalzi, Zelazny. I ~ Ernest Cline,
1175:we are strange indeed among all the plants and animals, who unlike us know their place, and if they think of God at all do not imagine him to be their kin, or themselves to be his heirs. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1176:Everyone dies. Everyone leaves. What matters is the things you build together before they go. What matters is the part of them that continues in you when they're gone.” - Valentine Wiggin ~ Orson Scott Card,
1177:Human beings do metamorphose. They change their identity constantly. However, each new identity thrives on the delusion that it was always in possession of the body it has just conquered. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1178:If there were no goodness in people, mankind would still be confined to loping across a Savannah somewhere on Earth, watching the elephants rule, or some other more compassionate species. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1179:Mother, I don't dream of marrying a prince and riding off into the sunset."
"That's a good thing, my darling, because there are no princes - only men and animals who pretend to be men. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1180:She believed that people revealed themselves most when they were vaguely anxious, and few things brought out nonspecific anxieties like being in the presence of a person who never speaks. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1181:That was Ender's gift to us, to free us from the illusion that any one explanation will ever contain the final answer for all time, for all hearers. There is always, always more to learn. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1182:We thought we were the only thinking beings in the universe, until we met you, but never did we dream that thought could arise from the lonely animals who cannot dream each other's dreams ~ Orson Scott Card,
1183:But I'm three times your age or more and my brain is worn out and full up. I don't have much room to tuck new things square inside; they just cling to the outside for a while and drop off. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1184:It has been my experience that the better a man you are, the more folks there are who resent you for it, and find occasion to get angry at you no matter how kindly meant your deeds may be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1185:So why don't you go home?"
Dink smiled crookedly. "Because I can't give up the game." He tugged at the fabric of his flash suit, which lay on the bunk beside him. "Because I love this. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1186:the cruelest, narrowest, most evil people will always rise to power because they'll always be the ones most willing to wrap themselves in the crescent flag and murder people in God's name. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1187:The whole world always burns...Or it floods. Or some insect eats the crops and you starve...Every baby you have dies eventually, no matter what you do. Yet we have babies and try to go on. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1188:We thought we were the only thinking beings in the universe, until we met you, but never did we dream that thought could arise from the lonely animals who cannot dream each other's dreams. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1189:You frighten me, when you say there isn't time." "I don't see why. Christians have been expecting the imminent end of the world for millennia." "But it keeps not ending." "So far, so good. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1190:Human beings *do* metamorphose. They change their identity constantly. However, each new identity thrives on the delusion that it was always in possession of the body it has just conquered. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1191:I don't care how loyal you think you're going to be Dink. It's not in you. You're a brat and you always will be. So admit what a lousy follower you are and go ahead and LEAD.

-Petra ~ Orson Scott Card,
1192:...it's so easy, when you never meet people, when you never know the Earth itself... it's easy to forget why Earth is worth saving. Why the world of people might be worth the price you pay. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1193:The future happiness of the human race depends on good people who want to live at peace with their neighbors, and who are willing to protect their neighbors from those who don’t want peace. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1194:We don't read novels to have an experience like life. Heck, we're living lives, complete with all the incompleteness. We turn to fiction to have an author assure us that it means something. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1195:Your dream is a good one. [. . .] The desire that is the very root of life itself: To grow until all the space you can see is part of you, under your control. It's the desire for greatness. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1196:You’re a strange kind of boy,” said Achilles. “I was not tested for normality before I was entrusted with this mission,” said Suriyawong. “But I have no doubt that I would fail such a test. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1197:And it occurred to me that what we professors think of as a 'brilliant student' is nothing but a student who is enthusiastically converted to whatever idiotic ideas we've been teaching them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1198:Keep this in mind - it only works because what's between you, that's real, that's what matters. Billions of those connections between human beings. That's what you're fighting to keep alive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1199:People love to hear the brag of the local boy, because they want him to be great, but the foreigner must deny that he has any outstanding virtue - this is what will endear him to the locals. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1200:So our reliance on the computers caused the failure of the mission?" asked the expendable.
"The mission didn't fail," said Ram. "It succeeded nineteen times. We're just the exhaust trail. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1201:Unless he’s really clever,” said Theresa. “Smarter than us?” said Peter. He and John Paul looked at each other. Then both of them shook their heads, said, “Naw,” and then burst out laughing. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1202:What does it matter, to tell yourself that the thing controlling you comes from outside, if in fact you only experience it inside your own heart? Where can you run from it? How can you hide? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1203:My assignment from Graff, thought Theresa, is to become an assassin in order to protect my son. And the truly horrifying thing is that I’m not questioning whether to do it, but how. And when. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1204:Religion is tied to the deepest feelings people have. The love that arises from that stewing pot is the sweetest and strongest, but the hate is the hottest, and the anger is the most violent. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1205:We are the beasts that scheme, the predators that predict. We live by the lie, not by the truth; we study the truth only to shape more convincing lies that will bend other people to our will. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1206:Better to have the trust of the people than their respect. With trust, their respect could be earned later; without it, respect could never be deserved, and so to have it would be like poison. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1207:But I have these friends because I stayed with my task. So instead of dragging each other down, we’re building each other up. We’re not just good friends, we’re friends who do each other good. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1208:It may not be the happiness we had before, it may feel like a lesser version of it for a time, we may not even feel it some days at all. But we have to believe more will come. We have to hope. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1209:I want to understand everything," said Miro. "I want to know everything and put it all together to see what it means."
"Excellent project," she said. "It will look very good on your résumé. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1210:This is war, Father. I will never be free of you as long as you own this company and I am under your employ. I am done playing your little life lessons. It’s time I taught you a few of my own. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1211:You're a strange kind of boy," said Achilles.
"I was not tested for normality before I was entrusted with this mission," said Suriyawong. "But I have no doubt that I would fail such a test. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1212:I came because I've spent my whole life in the company of the brother that I hated. Now I want a chance to know the brother that I love, before it's too late, before we're not children anymore. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1213:I'll have that someday, thought Peter. Someone who'll kiss me good-bye at the door. Or maybe just someone to put a blindfold over my head before they shoot me. Depending on how things turn out. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1214:No matter how well you know what a person has done and what he thought he was doing when he did it and what he now thinks of what he did, it is impossible to be certain of what he will do next. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1215:En el momento en que entiendo verdaderamente a mi enemigo, en el momento en el que le entiendo lo suficientemente bien como para derrotarle, entonces, en ese preciso instante, también le quiero. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1216:Science fiction is not about the future. Like all other fiction, it is about the present. It simply uses different techniques to show us who we are, who we might be, and whom we ought to become. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1217:Then you're dead, too, sweet little sister.' Oh, yes,' said Valentine. 'They'll believe that. "I didn't know it would kill Andrew. And when he was dead, I didn't know it will kill Valentine too. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1218:The opposite of the happy ending is not actually the sad ending--the sad ending is sometimes the happy ending. The opposite of the happy ending is actually the unsatisfying ending. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1219:We don't admit it to ourselves, not until the very moment of death, but in that moment, we see all life before us and we understand how we chose, every day of our lives, the manner of our death. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1220:We need a Napoleon. An Alexander. Except that Napoleon lost in the end, and Alexander flamed out and died young. We need a Julius Caesar, except that he made himself a dictator, and died for it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1221:And it’s true, thought Valentine. I’m not the same person, really, from book to book, because each world changes who I am, even as I write down the story of the world. And this world most of all. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1222:Another oral exam, huh?' Peter said.
'Shut up, Peter,' said Valentine.
'You should relax and enjoy it,' said Peter. 'It could be worse.'
'I don't know how.'
'It could be an anal exam. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1223:Is there something in women that makes us long to be humbled? Or is it something in human beings, that when we are overmastered, we rejoice in our subjection? That would explain a lot of history. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1224:While you're governing the colony and I'm writing political philosophy, They'll never guess that in the darkness of night we sneak into each other's room and play checkers and have pillow fights. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1225:Ender Wiggin isn’t a killer. He just wins—thoroughly. If anybody’s going to be scared, let it be the buggers.” “Makes you almost feel sorry for them, knowing Ender’s going to be coming after them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1226:I don’t understand people who don’t like their pictures taken,” said Spunky. “If you can go out in public wearing your face, then how can it bother you for somebody to take a picture of that face? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1227:Speculative fiction by definition is geared toward an audience that wants strangeness, an audience that wants to spend time in worlds that absolutely are not like the observable world around them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1228:What about this? A colony of nothing but Battle School grads. If they bred true, they'd be the smartest military minds in the galaxy.
Then they'd come home and take over Earth.
OK, not that. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1229:He was cold and tired, but he ignored the cold. Around him stars shone. Some bright, some dim, the most constant things in life. Segundo smiled up at them, happy at least to be dying among friends. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1230:Most communities attempting to survive under irresistible pressure from a dominant culture develop a myth that allows them to believe they are somehow a special people. Chosen. Favored by the gods. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1231:No matter how well you know what a person has done and what he thought he was doing when he did it and what he now thinks of what he did, it is impossible to be certain of what he will do next. Yet ~ Orson Scott Card,
1232:Short stories are designed to deliver their impact in as few pages as possible. A tremendous amount is left out, and a good short story writer learns to include only the most essential information. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1233:Then you're dead, too, sweet little sister.'
Oh, yes,' said Valentine. 'They'll believe that. "I didn't know it would kill Andrew. And when he was dead, I didn't know it will kill Valentine too. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1234:What I’m telling you is, there’s some people who do things so bad it tears at the fabric of the world, and then there’s some people so sweet and good that they can feel it when the world gets torn. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1235:You don't want to give God the credit because you don't think he exists. But if you're going to blame him for all the crap, kid, you got to give him credit for what grows from that fertilized soil. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1236:You frighten me, when you say there isn't time."
"I don't see why. Christians have been expecting the imminent end of the world for millennia."
"But it keeps not ending."
"So far, so good. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1237:As god is my witness, it was never my intent to throw out the constitution. I thought it was hanging by a thread, and I could save it... You don't save it by cutting that thread. - President Nielson ~ Orson Scott Card,
1238:God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer keying in code at an ancient terminal - there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals are the result of some external cause. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1239:It was an unbroken network of causality leading back to the first human who wasn't a chimp. And farther back, to the coalescing of the planets around the sun. If you wish to call that God, go ahead. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1240:Personal affection is a luxury you can have only after all your enemies are eliminated. Until then, everyone you love is a hostage, sapping your courage and corrupting your judgment. Orson Scott Card ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1241:the power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can't kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and one will ever save you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1242:they were guilty of too much belief in a story they were told. Most people are able to hold most stories they’re told in abeyance, to keep a little distance between the story and their inmost heart. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1243:Ender, for the past few months you have been the battle commander of our fleets. This was the Third Invasion. There were no games, the battles were real, and the only enemy you fought was the buggers. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1244:Then the raft rocked, and she turned to see Ender calmly crushing the life out of the wasp with one finger. "These are a nasty breed," Ender said. "They sting you without waiting to be insulted first. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1245:The power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and desroy, because if you can't kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1246:Yet even the most hackneyed, shopworn science fiction or fantasy tale will feel startling and fresh to a naive reader who doesn't know the milieu is just like the one used in a thousand other stories. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1247:Ahora sentía la magnitud de la pérdida de Pipo. El cuerpo mutilado en la falda de la colina no era su muerte, sino simplemente los despojos de su muerte. La muerte en sí era el vacío dejado en su vida. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1248:By deciding that they would study only that which could be verified under controlled conditions, they had merely limited their field of endeavor. Most truth lay outside the neat confines of science.... ~ Orson Scott Card,
1249:If the dead could forgive, should not the living? Harrison would find his own way through life, and his own path to death. Judgment would have to come, if it came at all, from someone wiser than Alvin. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1250:If you did not in your own mind distinguish between useful and erroneous information, then you were not learning at all, you were merely replacing ignorance with false belief, which was no improvement. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1251:The dreamers always seem to think their dream is worth the price that other people will pay. They also delude themselves that they will control whatever evil they use to try to bring about their dream. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1252:The power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can't kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1253:the power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can’t kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1254:It's as if every conversation with a woman was a test, and men always failed it, because they always lacked the key to the code and so they never quite understood what the conversation was really about. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1255:It's the problem with age. You have all these rusty arguments, and no quarrel to use them in. My brain is a museum, but alas, I'm the only visitor, and even I am not terribly interested in the displays. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1256:Just as [he] had expected. The preacher retreated to authority as soon as he feared his ideas could not stand on their own merit. Reasonable argument was impossible when authority became the arbiter.... ~ Orson Scott Card,
1257:Father had warned Rigg how the rules changed when you traveled far, and he always warned that the bigger the city, the lower the level of civilization, which had seemed to make no sense to Rigg until now. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1258:For children love is a feeling; for adults, it is a decision. Children wait to learn if their love is true by seeing how long it lasts; adults make their love true by never wavering from their commitment. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1259:He had led missions inside China before, but always for the purpose of sabotage or intelligence gathering, or “involuntary high officer force reduction,” Peter’s mostly-ironic euphemism for assassination. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1260:idea that people from the next village are as human as ourselves, it is presumptuous in the extreme to suppose we could ever look at sociable, tool-making creatures who arose from other evolutionary paths ~ Orson Scott Card,
1261:Sister Carlotta, I'm on a leave of absence right now. That means I've been sacked, in case you don't understand how the I.F. handles these things.” "Sacked! A miscarriage of justice. You ought to be shot. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1262:Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1263:Don't lie to me! Don't seem so normal when I know you have cut yourself off from me in your heart! If you can put on our affectionate closeness like a mask, then I'll never be able to take joy in it again. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1264:Going to say it anyway," said Graff. "Poor fool of a boy. Pacifism only works with an enemy that can't bear to do murder against the innocent. How many times are you lucky enough to get an enemy like that? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1265:Learn from them, because I will always be there, one step ahead of you, programming more difficult and advanced patterns into the computer so that your next battle is more difficult, so that you are pushed ~ Orson Scott Card,
1266:Pueden ordenar a la Luna que se vuelva azul, pero no por eso cambiará de color. Escucha,Ender, los comandantes tienen la autoridad que tú les permitas tener. Cuanto más obedeces, más poder tienen sobre ti. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1267:Parents always make their worst mistakes with the oldest children. That’s when parents know the least and care the most, so they’re more likely to be wrong and also more likely to insist that they’re right. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1268:raise them up, and watch them do the same thing, generation after generation, so that when you die you know you are permanently a part of the great web of life. That you are not a loose thread, snipped off. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1269:What an unfriendly country,” said Noxon. “Different time, different place,” said Wheaton. “We think we’re a very welcoming country. Generous and kind. Unless we don’t like your language or the way you look. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1270:I am old enough now to have all the memories of my people locked within my head. I remember things that happened long before I was born. I remember things that never happened at all. I live in memory. –Anton ~ Orson Scott Card,
1271:I’ve got a pretty good idea what children are, and we’re not children. Children can lose sometimes, and nobody cares. Children aren’t in armies, they aren’t commanders, they don’t rule over forty other kids, ~ Orson Scott Card,
1272:Nothing that is new is ever new twice. While things that are true are still true the next time; truer, in fact, because they have been tested, they have been tasted, and they are always ripe, always ready... ~ Orson Scott Card,
1273:She is a woman, and so she dreams of freedom, of an hour in which there is no duty waiting to be done. No wonder there is revolution burning in her words, and yet they remain always words and never violence. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1274:Sister Carlotta, I'm on a leave of absence right now. That means I've been sacked, in case you don't understand how the I.F. handles these things.”
"Sacked! A miscarriage of justice. You ought to be shot. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1275:That is the tragedy of language, my friend. Those who know each other only through symbolic representations are forced to imagine each other. And because their imagination is imperfect, they are often wrong. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1276:What else should you be? Human beings didn't evolve brains in order to lie around on lakes. Killing's the first thing we learned. And a good thing we did, or we'd be dead, and the tigers would own the earth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1277:But whether there's some grand design really matters little to me. My only hope was this: to see what might be, to believe that it should be, and then to do all I could to bring it to pass, whatever the cost. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1278:If you have people do some magic, impossible thing by stroking a talisman or praying to a tree, it's fantasy; if they do the same thing by pressing a button or climbing inside a machine, it's science fiction. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1279:Parents always make their worst mistakes with their oldest children. That's when parents know the least and care the most, so they're more likely to be wrong and also more likely to insist that they're right. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1280:Personal humiliation was painful. Humiliation of one's family was much worse. Humiliation of one's social status was agony to bear. But humiliation of one's nation was the most excruciating of human miseries. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1281:In my view, suicide is not really a wish for life to end.' What is it then?' It is the only way a powerless person can find to make everybody else look away from his shame. The wish is not to die, but to hide. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1282:¿Lo ves? Eso es lo que hacen los historiadores, hacen juegos con la causa y el efecto, cuando el asunto es que hay períodos en los que el mundo cambia, y la voz precisa en el lugar preciso puede mover al mundo ~ Orson Scott Card,
1283:Wasn’t that the definition of adulthood? That you wanted one thing, but did another because you knew what was right and good, and wanted to do the right and the good more than you wanted to do what you wanted. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1284:Sometime or other everybody wishes everybody would go away. Sometimes I'll wish you would go away. What I'm telling you now is that even at those times, even if I tell you to go away, you don't have to go away. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1285:As Napoleon said, the only thing a commander ever truly controls is his own army—training, morale, trust, initiative, command and, to a lesser degree, supply, placement, movement, loyalty, and courage in battle. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1286:But the sky only seems to be far away from you,’ said Master Han, when she told him this. ‘Actually it is all around you. You breathe it in and you breathe it out, even when you labor with your hands in the mud. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1287:I believe you mean it now, but in the moment, when you’re deciding what to tell me and what not to tell, I think you’ll hold back the things I most want to know, if you’re afraid that knowing will cause me harm. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1288:Isn’t it possible, he wondered, for one person to love another without trying to own each other? Or is that buried so deep in our genes that we can never get it out? Territoriality. My wife. My friend. My lover. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1289:Come in, Bean. Come in Julian Delphiki, longed-for child of good and loving parents. Come in, kidnapped child, hostage of fate. Come and talk to the Fates, who are playing such clever little games with your life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1290:It’s there in your own Bible, Carlotta. Two trees—knowledge and life. You eat of the tree of knowledge, and you will surely die. You eat of the tree of life, and you remain a child in the garden forever, undying. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1291:Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do, and while sometimes I feel rather proud of having made various the loathsome people or groups angry, at other times I wonder why I put up with such grief. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1292:Come in, Bean." Come in Julian Delphiki, longed-for child of good and loving parents. Come in, kidnapped child, hostage of fate. Come and talk to the Fates, who are playing such clever little games with your life. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1293:Panem et Circenses translates into 'Bread and Circuses.' The writer was saying that in return for full bellies and entertainment, his people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1294:That's what Ender has to understand. There really is evil in the world, and wickedness, and every brand of stupidity. There's meanness and heartlessness and... I don't even know which of them is me." - Hyrum Graff ~ Orson Scott Card,
1295:When you have wisdom that another person knows that he needs, you give it freely. But when the other person doesn't yet know that he needs your wisdom you keep it to yourself. Food only looks good to a hungry man. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1296:You're cultural supremacists to the core. You'll perform your Questionable Activities to help out the poor little piggies, but there isn't a chance in the world you'll notice when they have something to teach you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1297:He was only a child, doing what adults led him to do; but somewhere in his heart he knew that even a child is a real person, that a child's acts are real acts, that even a child's play is not without moral context. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1298:When you have wisdom that another person knows that he needs, you give it freely. But when the other person doesn't yet know that he needs your wisdom, you keep it to yourself. Food only looks good to a hungry man. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1299:When you have wisdom that another person knows that he needs, you give it freely. But when the other person doesn’t yet know that he needs your wisdom, you keep it to yourself. Food only looks good to a hungry man. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1300:I'll go from world to world until I find a time and place where you can come awake in safety. And I'll tell your story to my people, so that perhaps in time the can forgive you, too. The way that you've forgiven me. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1301:In my view, suicide is not really a wish for life to end.'
What is it then?'
It is the only way a powerless person can find to make everybody else look away from his shame. The wish is not to die, but to hide. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1302:O my son Absalom,' Bean said softly, knowing for the first time the kind of anguish that could tear such words from a man’s mouth. 'my son, my son Absalom. Would God I could die for thee, O Absalom, my son. My sons! ~ Orson Scott Card,
1303:She worked her toes into the sand, feeling the tiny delicious pain of the friction of tiny chips of silicon against the tender flesh between her toes. That's life. It hurts, it's dirty, and it feels very, very good. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1304:She worked her toes into the sand, feeling the tiny delicious pain of the friction of tiny chips of silicon against the tender flesh between her toes. That’s life. It hurts, it’s dirty, and it feels very, very good. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1305:The humans build their stupid fence to keep us out, but that is nothing. The sky is our fence!” Human leapt upward—startlingly high, for his legs were powerful. “Look how the fence throws me back down to the ground! ~ Orson Scott Card,
1306:A minor request," said Mazer. "Let's not refer to it as the training cage. 'Training' sounds laborious and regimented. Soldiers groan at the word. These men joined the IF to fight, sir. Let's call it the Battle Room. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1307:But most of those to whom Ender's Game feels most important are those who, like me, feel themselves to be perpetually outside their most beloved communities, never able to come inside and feel confident of belonging. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1308:Kurt Vonnegut. Neal Stephenson. Richard K. Morgan. Stephen King. Orson Scott Card. Terry Pratchett. Terry Brooks. Bester, Bradbury, Haldeman, Heinlein, Tolkien, Vance, Gibson, Gaiman, Sterling, Moorcock, Scalzi, Zelazny. ~ Ernest Cline,
1309:My husband is a good man," she said. "It's important to him to be a good man. He has to not only be good, he has to believe that he's good. In the eyes of God, in my eyes, in his parents' eyes, in his own eyes. Good. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1310:My needs are simple and few, thought Valentine. Food. Clothing. A comfortable place to sleep. And no idiots.

But of course a world with no idiots would be lonely. If she herself were even allowed there. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1311:She likes us,” said Umbo. “I know, I could feel it too,” said Rigg. “She’s really glad to have us here. I think she loves us like her own children.” “Whom she murdered and cut up into the stew.” “They were delicious. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1312:She paid using the prettiest credit card, and then left it with the ticket seller as a gift. Along with a minor curse—a bladder infection and diarrhea—just because she was Baba Yaga, and certain things were expected. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1313:He woke up and fought another battle and won. Then he went to bed and slept again and dreamed again and then he woke up and won again and slept again and he hardly noticed when waking became sleeping. Nor did he care. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1314:are more to a woman than any man can be. We pretend otherwise. We pretend we bear them for him, that we raise them for him. But it’s not true. We raise them for themselves. We stay with our men for the children’s sake. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1315:I know because I was also broken as a child and forced to become a wicked conniving selfish manipulating monster in order to protect the fragile love-hungry girl who would have been destroyed by the life I had to lead. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1316:The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1317:We spend our lives guessing at what's going on inside everybody else, and when we happen to get lucky and guess right, we think we 'understand.' Such nonsense. Even a monkey at a computer will type a word now and then. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1318:We spend our lives guessing at what’s going on inside everybody else, and when we happen to get lucky and guess right, we think we “understand.” Such nonsense. Even a monkey at a computer will type a word now and then. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1319:you have wisdom that another person knows that he needs, you give it freely. But when the other person doesn’t yet know that he needs your wisdom, you keep it to yourself. Food only looks good to a hungry man. Qing-jao ~ Orson Scott Card,
1320:all living things are manipulated as long as there is a will, it is bent and twisted constantly. Only the dead are allowed the luxury of freedom, and then only because they want nothing, and therefore can't be thwarted. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1321:In America, film is the highest form of art that the public aspires to. People will come to me and say ‘Oh, your book was so good, they ought to make a movie out of it!’ To which I reply ‘Well, why? It’s already a book. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1322:I suppose your evaluation of his intelligence is just right.” “Such a Goldilocks line. Makes me feel so…ursine.” “Why can’t you just say ‘bearlike’?” “Because I know the word ‘ursine,’ and so do you, and it’s fun to say. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1323:The devil?” Jason heaved the tick over his shoulder like a collier with his sack. “Satan. The adversary. The enemy of the plan of God. The undoer. The destroyer. Yes. He definitely was.” Jason smiled. “But he meant well. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1324:Because the soul is made of light and dwells in air, it is that part which conceives and keeps ideas, especially the idea of the self. The husband longs for his whole self, which was made of the husband and wife together. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1325:Debased men, but they all had something in common: They showed a keen regard for virtue, and tried to dress themselves in that costume. Hypocrisy, for all its bad reputation, at least showed a decent respect for goodness. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1326:Maybe we’re assigning Achilles supernatural powers,” said Petra. “He isn’t a god. Not even a hero. Just a sick kid.” “No,” said Bean. “I’m a sick kid. He’s the devil.” “Well, so,” said Petra, “maybe the devil’s a sick kid. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1327:Peter had even named it once, when he said that he could always see what other people hated most about themselves, and bully them, while Val could always see what other people liked best about themselves, and flatter them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1328:Then they, too, lay down on mattresses stuffed with straw, hearing the music of the flies to buzz them to sleep, holding each other's hands as they dozed, thinking of the miracles by which love works its will in the world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1329:But it was not the boyish grin she had known when he bounded along the low-gravity inner corridors of Battle School. This smile had weariness in it, and old fears long mastered but still present. It was the smile of wisdom. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1330:The fear of death in the one place was not as strong as another kind of fear, the fear of a world gone crazy, a place where anything could happen, where nothing could be trusted, where nothing was certain. A terrible place. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1331:You only covet what you do not have.’ Who said that?” “You did,” said Han Fei-tzu. “Some say, ‘what you cannot have.’ Others say, ‘what you should not have.’ I say, ‘You can truly covet only what you will always hunger for. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1332:No point in getting emotional about anything. Being emotional didn’t help with survival. What mattered was to learn everything, analyze the situation, choose a course of action, and then move boldly. Know, think, choose, do. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1333:We spend our lives guessing at what's going on inside everybody else, and when we happen to get lucky and guess right, we think we 'understand.' Such nonsense. Even a monkey at a computer will type a word every now and then. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1334:You were the one who threatened us with an Inquisitor," the Bishop reminded him. With a smile.

The Speaker's smile was just as chilly. "And you're the one who told the people I was Satan and they shouldn't talk to me. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1335:He doubts everything, and contests each point of theology as if it were required to meet the same tests of logic and consistency that prevail in the world of science.” “In other words, he expects your doctrines to make sense. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1336:The bigger a man is, the more people he serves,” said the Prophet. “A small man serves himself. Bigger is to serve your family. Bigger is to serve your tribe. Then your people. Biggest of all, to serve all men, and all lands. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1337:...the fact that you have belonged to the human race more deeply and fully than most people could even imagine, find a way to believe that, and don't hide from life in the unfathomable, lightless depths of relativistic space. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1338:Ender’s Game is not simply a story of an exceptional child who must outwit aliens in order to save the human race—it is the story of an exceptional child who fears he is a monster and is tricked into doing something monstrous. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1339:The selective voluntary blindness of human beings allows them to ignore the moral consequences of their choices. It has been one of the species' most valuable traits, in terms of the survival of any particular human community. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1340:He pulled out a single half-blackened disc of bronze. "Money," he said. "You get it by working, and then you trade it for things you want."
"But it's so small," said Runnel.
"So's your wit," said the man, and turned away. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1341:It was funny. The adults taking all this so seriously, and the children playing
along, playing along, believing it too until suddenly the adults went too far, tried too hard, and the children
could see through their game. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1342:I thought speakers didn't believe in sin," said a sullen boy.

Andrew smiled. "You believe in sin, Styrka, and you do things because of that belief. So sin is real in you, and knowing you, this speaker must believe in sin. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1343:Why do you say that I am alone? My body is with me wherever I am, telling me endless stories of hunger and satisfaction, weariness and sleep, eating and drinking and breathing and life. With such company who could ever be alone? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1344:Cambiar al mundo es bueno para aquellos que quieren su nombre en los libros. Pero ser feliz... eso es para aquellos que escriben sus nombres en las vidas de los demás y retienen los corazones de otros como el tesoro más preciado. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1345:All the common people want is to be left alone. All the ordinary soldier wants is to collect his pay and not get killed. That's why the great forces of history can be manipulated by astonishingly small groups of determined people. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1346:Cuando tienes la sabiduría que otra persona sabe que necesita, ofrécela libremente. Pero cuando la otra persona no sepa todavía que necesita tu sabiduría, guárdatela para ti. La comida sólo parece atractiva a un hombre hambriento. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1347:Douglas Adams. Kurt Vonnegut. Neal Stephenson. Richard K. Morgan. Stephen King. Orson Scott Card. Terry Pratchett. Terry Brooks. Bester, Bradbury, Haldeman, Heinlein, Tolkien, Vance, Gibson, Gaiman, Sterling, Moorcock, Scalzi, Zelazny ~ Ernest Cline,
1348:He had thought that he valued his solitude; now, though, with solitude forced upon him, he felt an urgent need to talk, to be heard by someone, as if he could not be sure he even existed without someone’s conversation as evidence. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1349:The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1350:Douglas Adams. Kurt Vonnegut. Neal Stephenson. Richard K. Morgan. Stephen King. Orson Scott Card. Terry Pratchett. Terry Brooks. Bester, Bradbury, Haldeman, Heinlein, Tolkien, Vance, Gibson, Gaiman, Sterling, Moorcock, Scalzi, Zelazny. ~ Ernest Cline,
1351:Poke had never shared out so many raisins, because she had never had so many to share. But the little kids wouldn't understand that. They'd think, Poke gave us garbage, and Achilles gave us raisins. That's because they were stupid. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1352:Rock and roll is music," said Vanya.
"Prokofiev is music, Stravinski is music, Tchaikovski and Borodin and Rimski-Korsakov and even Rachmaninov, THEY are music. Rock and roll is smart boys with no respect, YOU are rock and roll. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1353:Everyone was always in such a rush to shoot forward that they never took the time to look back. Which was a mistake. If you wanted to avoid snags, kinks, knots, and cuts, you had to "keep your mind on your line," as the saying went. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1354:No, the hurts of the mind were too strange, too invisible, too magical to hope for the same kind of tolerance and help from even the best of people. It frightens me, thought DeAnne. Why should I expect others to be better than I am? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1355:We have discussed your definition, analyzed its ramifications to a reasonable depth, and accept it," said the expendable.
"Meaning I gave you what you wanted?"
"Ambition and desire are human traits. You gave us what we lacked. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1356:In the end it was only Peter who had something he could say from the heart.

"Am I the only one here who sees something of himself in the man who's lying inside this box?"

No one had an answer for him, either yes or no. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1357:The prospect of sharing the rest of their lives held no dread for them. . . every word and movement between them carried their history and their future like background movement, shaping each moment even when they weren't aware of it. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1358:Whatever your gravity is when you get to the door, remember―the enemy's gate is down.
If you step through your own door like you're out for a stroll, you're a big target and you deserve to get hit. With more than a flasher. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1359:You want to make me the best soldier possible. Go down and look at the standings. Look at the all-time standings. So far you're doing an excellent job with me. Congratulations. Now when are you going to put me up against a good army? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1360:As a child of privilege, no one is your friend. They will claim to be your friends, they will laugh at your jokes and invite you to their parties, but they do not like you. They like your power, they like what you will become someday. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1361:Ender understood more than she said. Manipulation of gravity was one thing; deception by the officers was another; but the most important message was this: the adults are the enemy, not the other armies. They do not tell us the truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1362:No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one's life is nothing. Even the most evil of men and women, if you understand their hearts, had some generous act that redeems them, at least a little, from their sins. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1363:No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one’s life is nothing. Even the most evil of men and women, if you understand their hearts, had some generous act that redeems them, at least a little, from their sins. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1364:The funny thing was, you see, that Mike Fink didn't think of himself as a murderer. He thought of life as a contest, and dying was what happened to those who came out second best, but it wasn't the same as murder, it was a fair fight. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1365:Anthropology is never an exact science; the observer never experiences the same culture as the participant. But these are natural limitations inherent to the science. It is the artificial limitations that hamper us—and, through us, you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1366:If a pig goes upon the threshing-floor, or a field, or a garden, and the owner of the meadow, or the field, or the garden smites it so that it die, he shall give it back to its owner; but if he does not give it back, he becomes a thief. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1367:Little children gladly accept even the strangest stories that others tell them, because they lack either the context or the confidence to doubt. They go along because they don’t know how to be alone, either physically or intellectually. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1368:The plant had likely been there for over a century, Wila knew, sprouting new petals every season and surrounding the temple with its pleasant perfume. So beautiful, she thought, and yet so resilient. Am I not stronger than a flower? She ~ Orson Scott Card,
1369:Why did he hesitate? He finally admitted to himself that he was like an American child who was almost completely certain about Santa Claus, but dared not ask for fear the answer would lead to the end of the annual largesse of Christmas. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1370:He wasn't telling her what the gods were, he was telling her what goodness was. To want other people to grow. To want other people to have all the good things that you have. And to spare them the bad things if you can. That was goodness. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1371:How many times are you two going to have to save me from myself before this whole drama runs its course?” asked Peter. “I think…six times,” said Father. “No, eight,” said Mother. “You two think you’re so cute,” said Peter. “Mm-hm.” “Yep. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1372:list. Douglas Adams. Kurt Vonnegut. Neal Stephenson. Richard K. Morgan. Stephen King. Orson Scott Card. Terry Pratchett. Terry Brooks. Bester, Bradbury, Haldeman, Heinlein, Tolkien, Vance, Gibson, Gaiman, Sterling, Moorcock, Scalzi, Zelazny. ~ Ernest Cline,
1373:looking down at the Chinese officer who was trying to gather his entrails with his hands. Suriyawong had the irrational thought that the man ought really to wash his organs before jamming them back into his abdomen. It was so unsanitary. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1374:Now she understood that someone had to end the council by declaring specifically what had been decided and what must happen next. Without absolute clarity, people would go off and dither, especially if they had doubts about the decision. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1375:That was the difference between her and the idiots of the world. They were all trying to look smart and keep their social standing. Whereas Valentine didn't care about social standing, she cared about getting it right. Getting the truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1376:Whenever the law gets its hands on you, those who use the law to their own advantage will also turn it against you. Don't put your trust in the laws of men, Alvin. They were designed by strong men to improve their power over weaker ones. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1377:Where do you draw the line between a humble man who knows his own weaknesses but tries to act out virtues he hasn't quite mastered yet, and a proud man who pretends to have those virtues without the slightest intention of acquiring them? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1378:It was a lie, of course, that it wouldn’t hurt a bit. But since adults always said it when it was going to hurt, he could count on that statement as an accurate prediction of the future. Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1379:But it does mean that she almost never witnesses lovers’ quarrels, bedtime stories, classroom arguments, supper-table gossip, or bitter tears privately shed. She only knows that aspect of our lives that we represent as digital information. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1380:But the officer stood up and stepped across the room to Ender. He held out his hand. “My name is Graff, Ender. Colonel Hyrum Graff. I’m director of primary training at Battle School in the Belt. I’ve come to invite you to enter the school. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1381:it was all your genes that made us geniuses, mom. said peter. we sure didn't get any from dad. i heard that. father said, not looking up from the news that was being displayed on the table while he ate it would've been wasted if you hadn't ~ Orson Scott Card,
1382:It was just him and me. He fought with honor. If it weren't for his honor, he and the others would have beaten me together. They might have killed me, then. His sense of honor saved my life. I didn't fight with honor . . . I fought to win. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1383:The difference between raman and varelse is not in the creature judged, but in the creature judging. When we declare an alien species to be raman, it does not mean that they have passed a threshold of moral maturity. It means that we have. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1384:The story is one that you and I will construct together in your memory. If the story means anything to you at all, then when you remember it afterward, think of it, not as something I created, but rather as something that we made together. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1385:You're bigger than I remembered," she said stupidly.
"You too," he said. "I also remembered that you were beautiful."
"Memory does play tricks on us."
"No. Your face is the same, but I don't remember what beautiful means anymore. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1386:But now, well, he keeps telling me that solitude is the foundation of true wisdom, that all the brilliant thoughts in this house come as the desperate cry of one human being to another, saying, Know me, live with me in the world of my mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1387:One minute Ender is the beginning and end of the world, the best chance for a great man that I'll ever have a chance to find. The next minute, he's a gay little boy who shamed me. You judge hi according to whether or not he's useful to you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1388:What we've done is make the categories of science fiction and fantasy larger, freer, and more inclusive than any other genre of contemporary literature. We have room for everybody, and we are extraordinarily open to genuine experimentation. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1389:I cut the wood however I like, but it's the grain that decides the strength and shape of it. You can add and subtract memories from people, but it isn't just your memory that makes you who you are. There's something in the grain of the mind. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1390:I merely observe that all living things are manipulated. As long as there is a will, it is bent and twisted constantly. Only the dead are allowed the luxury of freedom, and then only because they want nothing, and therefore can't be thwarted. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1391:Just because the only way you can maintain control over your bodily passions is to sit straight in your chair, knees together, hands delicately arranged in our lap, fingers tightly intertwined, does not mean that I am required to do the same. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1392:There are rules to everything, even if nobody made them up, even if nobody calls it a game. And if you want things to work out well, it's best to know the rules and only break them if you're playing a different game and following those rules. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1393:There are rules to everything, even if nobody made them up, even if nobody calls it a game. And if you want things to work out well, it’s best to know the rules and only break them if you’re playing a different game and following those rules. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1394:This emotion I'm feeling now, this is love, right?" "I don't know. Is it a longing? Is it a giddy stupid happiness just because you're with me?" "Yes," she said. "That's influenza," said Miro. "Watch for nausea or diarrhea within a few hours. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1395:I can see by your face that I'll never persuade you. And that's surprising, because usually you at least try to see my side."

I can see your side," said Cecily. "I've got a much clearer view of it than you do, from over here on my side. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1396:Nobodys life ever goes according to plan. So why do we keep on planning? Because that's how we know who we are. By what we intend to be. By what we try to become. And fail. I don't say 'fail'. I saw we aim and miss. But we still hit something. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1397:the seed of doubt was there, and it stayed, and every now and then sent out a little root. It changed everything, to have that seed growing. It made Ender listen more carefully to what people meant, instead of what they said. It made him wise. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1398:You couldn't look at children and hope to see much of their parents beyond their physical appearance, and not always that. They came as Wordsworth said, "trailing clouds of glory." Along with a few clouds of other things not quite so glorious. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1399:But the truth is that no person ever understands another, from beginning to end of life, there is no truth that can be known, only the story we imagine to be true, the story they really believe to be true about themselves; and all of them lies. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1400:I just don't know if people actually perceive which events are miracles and which are not. There are no doubt many miracles claimed which were not miracles at all. There are also probably many miracles that no one recognized when they occurred. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1401:You don’t understand,” he said. “Yes I do.” “No you don’t. I don’t want to beat Peter.” “Then what do you want?” “I want him to love me.” She had no answer. As far as she knew, Peter didn’t love anybody. Ender said nothing more. Just lay there. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1402:it was all your genes that made us geniuses, mom. said peter. we sure didn't get any from dad.
i heard that. father said, not looking up from the news that was being displayed on the table while he ate
it would've been wasted if you hadn't ~ Orson Scott Card,
1403:Most communities attempting to survive under irresistible pressure from a dominant culture develop a myth that allows them to believe they are somehow a special people. Chosen. Favored by the gods. Gypsies, Jews-- plenty of historical precedents ~ Orson Scott Card,
1404:For it is in the millions of small melodies that the truth of history is always found, for history only matters because of the effects we see or imagine in the lives of the ordinary people who are caught up in, or give shape to, the great events. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1405:I think Bonzo died. I dreamed about it last night. I remembered the way he looked after I jammed his face with my head. I think I must have pushed his nose back into his brain. The blood was coming out of his eyes. I think he was dead right then. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1406:I know I'm a Third, I know it, if you want I'll go away so you don't have to be embarrassed in front of everybody, I'm sorry I lost the monitor and now you have three kids and no obvious explanation, so inconvenient for you, I'm sorry sorry sorry. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1407:Mazer, i don't want to keep dreaming these things. I'm afraid to sleep. I keep thinking of things i don't want to remember. My whole life keeps playing out as if i were a recorder and someone else wanted to watch the most terrible parts of my life ~ Orson Scott Card,
1408:This is what historians usually do, quibble about cause and effect when the point is, there are times when the world is in flux and the right voice in the right place can move the world. Thomas Paine and Ben Franklin, for instance. Bismark. Lenin. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1409:I’ll carry you,’ said Ender, ‘I’ll go from world to world until I find a time and a place where you can come awake in safety. And I’ll tell your story to my people, so that perhaps in time they can forgive you, too. The way that you’ve forgiven me. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1410:I thought commanders could order anything.”
"They can order the moon to turn blue, too, but it doesn't happen. Listen, Ender, commanders have just as much authority as you let them have. The more you obey them, the more power they have over you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1411:With false names, on the right nets, they could be anybody. Old men, middle-aged women, anybody, as long as they were careful about the way they wrote. All that anyone would see were the words, their ideas. Every citizen started equal, on the nets. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1412:He dreamed, as human beings always dream—random firings of memory and imagination that the unconscious mind tries to put together into coherent stories. Bean rarely paid attention to his own dreams, rarely even remembered that he dreamed at all. But ~ Orson Scott Card,
1413:There's no need to legalize gay marriage. I have plenty of gay friends who are committed couples; some of them call themselves married, some don't, but their friends treat them as married. Anybody who doesn't like it just doesn't hang out with them. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1414:Does it help if we're so strong-willed, stubborn, ambitious, and selfish that we always overcome everything in our way no matter what?" asked Wang-mu. "I think those are the pertinent virtues, yes," said Peter. "Then let's do it. That's us in spades. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1415:He toyed with the idea of trying to be like the other boys. But he couldn’t think of any jokes, and none of theirs seemed funny. Wherever their laughter came from, Ender couldn’t find such a place in himself. He was afraid, and fear made him serious. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1416:Human beings are free except when humanity needs them. Maybe humanity needs you. To do something. Maybe humanity needs me—to find out what you're good for. We might both do despicable things, Ender, but if humankind survives, then we were good tools. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1417:Naturalmente, era mentira que no dolería nada. Pero como los adultos siempre decían lo mismo cuando algo iba a doler, podía considerar esa afirmación como una predicción exacta del futuro. Algunas veces las mentiras eran más de fiar que las verdades. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1418:There are times when you have to defend yourself or someone else against relentless evil. And some of those times the only defense that has any hope of succeeding is a one-time use of brutal, devastating force. At such times good people act brutally. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1419:With false names, on the right nets, they could be anybody. Old men, middle-aged women, anybody, as long as they were careful about the way they wrote. All that anyone would see were their words, their ideas. Every citizen started equal, on the nets. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1420:My master wishes to see you," said the mounted man.
"When the planting's done," I said.
"Lord Barton is unaccustomed to waiting."
"Then he should rejoice, for he'll learn something new today." I went back to the garden. Soon the servant left. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1421:Ender nodded. It was a lie, of course, that it wouldn’t hurt a bit. But since adults always said it when it was going to hurt, he could count on that statement as an accurate prediction of the future. Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1422:But as she looked at his matted fur, his blood-soaked muzzle and chest, she couldn’t help but think: If this winter god, this walking rug, this one-eyed whining bear is the magical guardian of Russia, then Russia is going to have a very troubled future. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1423:Elemak pulled the shower cord before he soaped. The moment the water hit him he yowled, and then did his own little splash dance, shaking his head and flipping water all over the courtyard while jabbering “ooga-booga looga-booga” just like a little kid. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1424:Americans love to pick up, move on, start over. But instead of being somebody fresh and new, they become somebody lonely and lost, or, far too often these days, they become nobody at all, a machine for satisfying hunger, without loyalty or honor or duty. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1425:That's what Father and Mother are, thought Nafai. They stay together, not because of any gain, but because of the gift. Father doesn't stay with Mother because she is good for him, but rather because together they can do good for us, and for many others. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1426:There are rules to
everything, even if nobody made them up, even if nobody calls it a game. And if you want things to
work out well, it's best to know the rules and only break them if you're playing a different game and
following those rules. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1427:As a species, we have evolved to survive. And the way we do it is by straining and straining and, at last, every few generations, giving birth to genius. The one who invents the wheel. And light. And flight. The one who builds a city, a nation, an empire. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1428:People above you, they never want to share power with you. Why you look to them? They give you nothing. People below you, you give them hope, you give them respect, they give you power, cause they don't think they have any, so they don't mind giving it up. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1429:Believed, but the seed of doubt was there, and it stayed, and every now and then sent out a little root. It changed everything, to have that seed growing. It made Ender listen more carefully to what people meant, instead of what they said. It made him wise. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1430:Mikal sintió un dolor que no podía soportar. Puso su mano en el fuego hasta que el dolor de su cuerpo forzó a remitir el dolor de su corazón. Entonces retiró la mano, la frotó y se preguntó por qué las heridas internas no podían curarse con tanta facilidad. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1431:Nobodys life ever goes according to plan.
So why do we keep on planning?
Because that's how we know who we are. By what we intend to be. By what we try to become.
And fail.
I don't say 'fail'. I saw we aim and miss. But we still hit something. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1432:And what? What's the other choice? To passively let things happen and then say: "Tut-tut, what at botch that was"? Don't we all manipulate people? Even if we openly ask them to make a choice, don't we try to frame it so they'll chose as we think they should? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1433:Of course, he didn't know anything about these Indonesians, or why they would have been there at this moment to save his life, but the fact that they had guns and weren't firing them at him implied that for the moment, at least, they were his dearest friends. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1434:Bean also saw how the man’s body moved inside his clothes, with a kind of contained strength that made his clothes seem like Kleenex, he could rip through the fabric just by tugging at it a little, because nothing could hold him in except his own self-control. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1435:If the Church has no the authority to tell its members that they may not engage in homosexual practices, then it has no authority at all. And if we accept the argument of the hypocrites of homosexuality that their sin is not a sin, we have destroyed ourselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1436:I was born with more power inside myself than I ever dreamed. But along with it there came no more sense than any other idiotic kid. Somewhere along in here I need to grow up into a man I can stand to live with. A man who doesn't just survive, but deserves to. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1437:Ningún ser humano es indigno cuando se comprenden sus motivos. Ninguna vida deja de merecer la pena. Incluso el más malvado de entre los hombres, si conoces su intimidad, tiene algún acto generoso que le redime de sus pecados, aunque sólo sea un poco generoso. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1438:The story itself, the true story, is the one that the audience members create in their minds, guided and shaped by my text, but then transformed, elucidated, expanded, edited, and clarified by their own experience, their own desires, their own hopes and fears. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1439:He thinks I'm like him, Mazer realized. That's what we do as humans; it's how we read minds. We assume that other people think like we do. So if we're nasty and suspicious and conniving we assume that everyone is as nasty and suspicious and conniving as we are. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1440:You also have to attract the notice of superior officers. You have to be liked. You have to fit in with the system. You have to look like what the officers above you think that officers should look like. You have to think in ways that they are comfortable with. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1441:You have to measure your success by the way your audience responds to your games. No matter how small that audience is, it's yours. Your game is part of the lives and the memories of those people in a way that WordPerfect or Lotus 1-2-3 or Windows can never be. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1442:I be crazy too, little buddy, but at least when I be craziest, I be floating all alone in space and the crazy, she float out of me, she soak into the walls, and she don't come out till there be battles and little boys bump into the walls and squish out de crazy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1443:Why do we persist in this divided idiocy? Because the world is full of prideful bastards, that’s why. Everyone believes they’re smarter than everyone else, more capable than everyone else, more justified than everyone else. Humility went extinct a long time ago. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1444:I be crazy, too, little buddy, but at least when I be craziest, I be floating all alone in space and the crazy, she float out of me, she soak into the walls, and she don’t come out till there be battles and little boys bump into the walls and squish out de crazy. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1445:This emotion I'm feeling now, this is love, right?"

"I don't know. Is it a longing? Is it a giddy stupid happiness just because you're with me?"

"Yes," she said.

"That's influenza," said Miro. "Watch for nausea or diarrhea within a few hours. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1446:Does it help if we're so strong-willed, stubborn, ambitious, and selfish that we always overcome everything in our way no matter what?" asked Wang-mu.

"I think those are the pertinent virtues, yes," said Peter.

"Then let's do it. That's us in spades. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1447:recommended gunter reading list. Douglas Adams. Kurt Vonnegut. Neal Stephenson. Richard K. Morgan. Stephen King. Orson Scott Card. Terry Pratchett. Terry Brooks. Bester, Bradbury, Haldeman, Heinlein, Tolkien, Vance, Gibson, Gaiman, Sterling, Moorcock, Scalzi, Zelazny. ~ Ernest Cline,
1448:he was patient with their tendency to ignore him, and learned to make his proposals and suggest his plans through the few adults who listened to him, and let them present them as their own. He was concerned, not about getting credit, but about getting the job done. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1449:Still, she said nothing, because his words came from God, and hers from grief. To him, it was as if what the Lord had promised were already fulfilled; he thought of himself as a man with many children, and it didn't occur to him that she did not live in that world. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1450:That was the difference between her and the idiots of the world. They were all trying to look smart and keep their social standing. Whereas Valentine didn’t care about social standing, she cared about getting it right. Getting the truth—when the truth was gettable. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1451:First thing we need to do,” said Bean, “is split up.” “No,” said Petra. “I’ve done this before, Petra. Going into hiding. Keeping from getting caught.” “And if we’re together we’re too identifiable, la la la,” she said. “Saying ‘la la la’ doesn’t mean it isn’t true. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1452:my courage is nothing but borrowed courage.” “Not borrowed,” said Mother. “Stored up. In us. Like a bank. We’ve seen your courage and we saved some for you when you temporarily ran out and needed some of it back.” “Cash flow problem, that’s all it was,” said Father. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1453:I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1454:No point in getting emotional about anything. Being emotional didn’t help with survival. What mattered was to learn everything, analyze the situation, choose a course of action, and then move boldly. Know, think, choose, do. There was no place in that list for “feel. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1455:In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves ~ Orson Scott Card,
1456:We all act because we’re sure of what we want, and we believe that the actions we perform will get us what we want, but we never know anything for sure, and so all our rationales are invented to justify what we were going to do anyway before we thought of any reasons. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1457:All these uses a valid; all these reading of the book are "correct". For all these readers have placed themselves inside this story, not as spectators, but as participants, and so have looked at the world of Ender's Game, not with my eyes only, but also with their own. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1458:And above all, what does being liberal have to do with opposing, or, uh, supporting the war against terror? Our enemies in the war against terror are so anti-liberal that you would think it would be liberals leaping to protect the world from these monstrous ideologies. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1459:In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1460:Those two people in the back of the boat, he felt kind of sorry for them. They still lived in the drowned city, they belonged down there, and the fact that they couldn't go there broke their hearts. But not Deaver. His city wasn't even built yet. His city was tomorrow. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1461:You’re very smart. Smarter than I am, I hope. Though of course I have such incredible vanity that I can’t really believe that anyone is actually smarter than I am. Which means that I’m all the more in need of good advice, since I can’t actually conceive of needing any. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1462:I wonder what it would be like to love and trust a man so much that I’d be willing to abase myself as Kate did. Is there something in women that makes us long to be humbled? Or is it something in human beings, that when we are overmastered, we rejoice in our subjection? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1463:someone's sent a loving note in lines of returning geese and as the moon fills my western chamber as petals dance over the flowing stream again I think of you the two of us living a sadness apart a hurt that can't be removed yet when my gaze comes down my heart stays up ~ Orson Scott Card,
1464:So you love me," said Petra softly when the kiss ended. I'm a raging mass of hormones thet I'm too young to understand," said Bean. "You're a female of a closely related species. According to all the best primatologists, I really have no choice." That's nice," she said. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1465:—Estabas equivocada. Hermanita, hay, quizá, dos o tres mil personas en el mundo tan inteligentes como nosotros. La mayoría se está ganando la vida en algún sitio. En la enseñanza, pobres desgraciados, o en la investigación. Muy pocos ocupan realmente posiciones de poder. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1466:How could she have missed it? It was her knack, to see what people intended, what they were about to do. Yet she saw no further than his smile the first time they met, saw nothing but his genuine love and sympathy and concern for her. How could her knack have failed her? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1467:Oh, Pipo, I’d be glad for you to try. But do believe me, my dear friend, touching her heart is like bathing in ice.” “I imagine. I imagine it feels like bathing in ice to the person touching her. But how does it feel to her? Cold as she is, it must surely burn like fire. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1468:You're bigger than I remember," she said stupidly.
"You too," he said. "I also remember that you were beautiful."
"Memory does play tricks on us."
"No. Your face is the same, but I don't remember what beautiful means anymore. Come on. Let's go out into the lake. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1469:If anyone have intercourse with a pig or a dog, he shall die. If a man have intercourse with a horse or a mule, there is no punishment. But he shall not approach the king, and shall not become a priest... If a pig spring upon a man for intercourse, there is no punishment. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1470:In philosophy class I think we finally decided that 'good' is an infinitely recursive term - it can't be defined except in terms of itself. Good is good because it's better than bad, though why it's better to be good than bad depends on how you define good, and on and on. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1471:Oh, Pipo, I'd be glad for you to try. But do believe me, my dear friend, touching her heart is like bathing in ice"
I imagine. I imagine it feels like bathing in ice to the person touching her. But how does it feel to her? Cold as she is, it must surely burn like fire. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1472:Truth, when we are fortunate enough to find it, is like bad-tasting medicine. It rarely comes as a pleasant surprise, because if it surprises us, it means we've been denying it for some time and have a lot of beliefs based on falsehood. It's hard to give up those beliefs. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1473:You can't write a novel all at once, any more than you can swallow a whale in one gulp. You do have to break it up into smaller chunks. But those smaller chunks aren't good old familiar short stories. Novels aren't built out of short stories. They are built out of scenes. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1474:Loneliness is at the heart of Ender's Game, and the reason it works so well is because it carries with it the firm assurance that even though Ender never feels himself to belong,the reader knows he does belong, that he is the ultimate insider even though he stands outside. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1475:So he believed. Believed, but the seed of doubt was there, and it stayed, and every now and then sent out a little root. It changed everything, to have that seed growing. It made Ender listen more carefully to what people meant, instead of what they said. It made him wise. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1476:When you hear a true story, there is a part of you that responds to it regardless of art, regardless of evidence. Let it be the most obvious fabrication and you will still believe whatever truth is in it, because you can not deny truth no matter how shabbily it is dressed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1477:But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1478:Danny North grew up surrounded by fairies, ghosts, talking animals, living stones, walking trees, and gods who called up wind and brought down rain, made fire from air and drew iron out of the depths of the earth as easily as ordinary people might draw up water from a well. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1479:Here's the secret that every successful software company is based on: You can domesticate programmers the way beekeepers tame bees. You can't exactly communicate with them, but you can get them to swarm in one place and when they're not looking, you can carry off the honey. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1480:I once heard a tale of a man who split himself in two.
The one part never changed at all; the other grew and grew.
The changeless part was always true, The growing part was always new,
And I wondered, when the tale was through, Which part was me, and which was you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1481:It isn’t the world at stake, Ender. Just us. Just humankind. As far as the rest of the earth is concerned, we could be wiped out and it would adjust, it would get on with the next step in evolution. But humanity doesn’t want to die. As a species, we have evolved to survive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1482:Why should I worry about uncreating so much of human history? Why should I care that it will be worse than forgotten, that it will be unknown? Why should that seem to be a crime, when all of human history is an eyeblink compared to the billions of years the stars have shone? ~ Orson Scott Card,
1483:I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1484:Il eut un surprenant sourire, puis il me prit dans ses bras et me dit : « Je ne pensais que tu m’avais trahi la dernière fois que tu as parti. Je ne comprenais pas, Lanik. Je pensais que si je te faisais confiance, cela signifie que tu agirais toujours comme je le voulais. .. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1485:Ah, I am the judge of dreams, and you are the judge of love. Well, I find you guilty of dreaming good dreams, and sentence you to a lifetime of working and suffering for the sake of your dreams. I only hope that someday you won't declare me innocent of the crime of loving you. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1486:Come into our home, daughters of Earth; dwell in our tunnels, harvest our fields; what we cannot do, you are now our hands to do for us. Blossom, trees; ripen, fields; be warm for them, suns; be fertile for them, planets: they are our adopted daughters, and they have come home. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1487:Everybody thinks Hitler got to power because of his armies, because they were willing to kill, and that’s partly true, because in the real world power is always built on the threat of death and dishonor. But mostly he got to power on words, on the right words at the right time. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1488:This is all so silly,' said Diko. 'Who cares about what's real and what isn't real? [...] And as for our own history, the parts that will be lost, who cares if a mathematician calls us dirty names like "unreal"? They say such slanders about the square root of minus two as well. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1489:Every time, I've won because I could understand the way my enemy though. From what they did. I could tell what they though I was doing, how they wanted the battle to take shape. And I played off of that. I'm very good at that. Understanding how other people think. - Ender Wiggin ~ Orson Scott Card,
1490:He didn't feel that way about anybody. You just live in the place you're in, you don't worry about where you used to be or where you wish you were, here is where you are and here's where you've got to find a way to survive and lying in bed boo-hooing doesn't help much with that. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1491:We are only human when we are part of a community. ... I tried to isolate you, but it could not be done. I surrounded you with hostility; you took most of your enemies and rivals and made friends of them. ... You were a part of them; they carried you inside them all their lives. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1492:And Bear absolutely refused to eat humans while they were still alive, with the feeble excuse that when they weren’t dead they made too much noise and moved around too much. To Yaga, that was just another proof of Bear’s laziness. Godhood was assigned to the most unworthy people. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1493:You were faster than me. Better than me. I was too old and cautious. Any decent person who knos waht warfare is can never go into battle with a whole heart. But you didn't know. We made sure youo didn't know. You were reckless and brilliant and young. It's waht you were born for. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1494:Mom," said Peter, "nobody thinks you're a lackwit, if that's what you're worried about." Lackwit? In what musty drawer of some dead English professor's dust-covered desk did you find that word? I assure you that never in my worst nightmares did I ever suppose that I was a lackwit. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1495:Mom,” said Peter, “nobody thinks you’re a lackwit, if that’s what you’re worried about.” “Lackwit? In what musty drawer of some dead English professor’s dust-covered desk did you find that word? I assure you that never in my worst nightmares did I ever suppose that I was a lackwit. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1496:You understand that the piggies are animals, and you no more condemn them for murdering Libo and Pipo than you condemn a cabra for shewing up capim." That's right," said Miro. Ender smiled. "And that's why you'll never learn anything from them. Because you think of them as animals. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1497:I have too many secrets. For all these years I've been a speaker for the dead, uncovering secrets and helping people to live in the light of truth. Now I no longer tell anyone half of what I know, because if I told the whole truth there would be fear, hatred, brutality, murder, war. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1498:I think that a good person can sometimes do wrong out of ignorance or weakness or wrong thinking, but when hard times come, the goodness wins out after all. And a bad person can often seem good and trustworthy for a long time, but when hard times come, the evil in him gets revealed. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1499:In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. ~ Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game,
1500:That's how they think of me, too. Teacher. Legendary soldier. Not one of them. Not someone that you embrace and whisper Salaam in his ear. That only lasted while Ender still seemed a victim. Still seemed vulnerable. Now he was the master soldier, and he was completely, utterly alone. ~ Orson Scott Card,

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