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 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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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on acting, desires, dreams, environment, god, good, honor, justice, order, punishment, society, and time

Even if there's 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. Because otherwise, every time somebody does something terrible, you can't punish him, because he can't help it, because his genes or his environment or God made him do it, and every time somebody does something good, you can't honour him because he was a puppet, too. If you think that everybody around you is a puppet why bother talking to them at all? Why even try to plan anything or create anything, since everything you plan or create or desire or dream of is just acting out the script your puppeteer built into you.

Orson Scott Card

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A Quote by Orson Scott Card on choice, control, environment, god, justice, responsibility, soul, and stupidity

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. 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

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