Orson Scott Card

A Quote by Orson Scott Card on facts and thinking

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

Source: The Hive Queen in Xenocide

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on death, fear, hatred, murder, people, secrets, truth, and war

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

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on cruelty, drinking, justice, life, stupidity, and water

Ender stepped under the water and rinsed himself, took the sweat of combat and let it run down the drain. All gone, except they recycled it and we'll be drinking Bonzo's blood water in the morning. All the life gone out of it, but his blood just the same, his blood and my sweat, washed down in their stupidity or cruelty or whatever it was that made them let it happen.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on army, feeling, good, leadership, pain, and thought

At first he thought he felt bad because he was afraid of leading an army, but it wasn't true. He knew he'd make a good commander. He felt himself wanting to cry. He hadn't cried since the first few days of homesickness after he got here. He tried to put a name on the feeling that put a lump in his throat and made him sob silently, however much he tried to hold it down. He bit down on his hand to stop the feeling, to replace it with pain. It didn't help.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on computers, friendship, love, personality, personality, trying, and wives

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. My outrageous and annoying computer personality who's about to be shut off at the behest of a half-crazy girl with OCD on a planet that I never heard of and how will I live without [her] when she's gone?

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on world

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. . . 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

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on fighting, honor, justice, and life

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

Source: Ender's Game

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on change, learning, mind, and order

In order to learn, one must change one's mind.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on capitalism, garden, plants, and unemployment

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on assumptions, disease, enemies, force, leadership, men, mind, order, stupidity, and understanding

Whether he likes it or not, [he] cannot remain incognito forever. He has outraged too many wise men and pleased too many fools to hide behind his too-appropriate order to assume leadership of the forces of stupidity he has marshalled, or his enemies will unmask him in order to better understand the disease that has produced such a warped and twisted mind.

Orson Scott Card

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