Quotation Explorer - 'Orson Scott Card'

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
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
There is no society that does not highly value fictional storytelling. Ever. - Orson Scott Card
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
Ulysses was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it. - Orson Scott Card
The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven. - Orson Scott Card
...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
Human: That's stupid. Isn't there grass on both sides? - Orson Scott Card
Stories are invented as you go along... - Orson Scott Card
To have a choice at all is to be free - even when the choice is between two terrible things. - Orson Scott Card
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
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
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
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
They get us to fight each other, to hate each other, the game is everything. Win win win. It amounts to nothing. - Orson Scott Card
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
I don't care how much you eat, Ender, self-cannibalism won't get you out of this school. - Orson Scott Card
I didn't know how you'd get us out of that last one. But you did. You were good. - Orson Scott Card
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken. - Orson Scott Card
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
Perhaps a physicist would know at once why this whole idea was absurd. But then, perhaps a physicist would be so locked into the consensus of his scientific community that it would be harder for him to accept an idea that transformed the meaning of everything he knew. Even if it were true. - Orson Scott Card
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
Sickness and healing are in every heart; death and deliverance in every hand. - Orson Scott Card
The commercial work of today is the classics of tomorrow. - Orson Scott Card
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
He spent the afternoon alone in the streets. - Orson Scott Card
Oh no, real life is escape. The great terrors, the horrors--we hope--of your life come from reading fiction. - Orson Scott Card
Everybody dies. What matters is what you do between now and when it happens to you. - Orson Scott Card
[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
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
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
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
I need to find out if I'm as good at peace as I am at war - Orson Scott Card
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
Where loyalty bound creatures together, they became something larger, something new and whole and inexplicable. - Orson Scott Card
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