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    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
    I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: children  child  hope  father 
     
    Human beings may be miserable specimens, in the main, but we can learn, and, through learning, become decent people.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: people  human  decent  learn  learning 
     
    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
    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
    tags: learn  stories 
     
    The essence of training is to allow error without consequence.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: consequence 
     
    All the stories are fictions. What matters is which fiction you believe.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: believe  stories  fiction 
     
    Music isn't just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It's a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it's joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven. A comfort in grief. Is it too much to think that perhaps God speaks to us sometimes through music? How, then, could I be so ungrateful as to refuse the message?
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: joy  grief  right  pleasure  comfort  music  god  heaven 
     
    To reach out to you when I'm in need, and to try to be here for you when you need me back. And to feel such tenderness when I look at you that I want to stand between you and all the world: and yet also to lift you up and carry you above the strong currents of life; and at the same time, I would be glad to stand always like this, at a distance, watching you, the beauty of you.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: beauty  time  strong 
     
    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
    tags: men  anger 
     
    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
    tags: pain  hurt 
     
    I taught you everything you know. But I didn't teach you everything I know.
    — Orson Scott Card
    Unfortunately, we live in a time when the media are almost a monoculture.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: time  live  media 
     
    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
    In order to learn, one must change one's mind.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: mind  learn 
     
    The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: live  lies  stories 
     
    Every day people judge all other people. The question is whether they judge wisely.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: people  questions 
     
    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
    tags: mistakes  wise 
     
    Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: garden 
     
    There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: time  world  right 
     
    Madness, and then illumination.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: madness 
     
    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
    tags: fight  honor 
     
    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
    tags: men  experience  occasion 
     
    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
    tags: father 
     
    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
    tags: smart  men  women  strong 
     
    If words can be lethal weapons, I must provide them with an arsenal.
    — Orson Scott Card
    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
    tags: people  live  memory  success  games 
     
    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
    tags: memory  stories 
     
    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
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: world  christian 
     
    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
    tags: time  men  women  civilization  invent 
     
    Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.
    — Orson Scott Card
    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
    There was no doubt now in Ender's mind. There was no help for him. Whatever he faced, now and forever, no one would save him from it. Peter might be scum, but Peter had been right, always right; 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
    tags: pain  power  forever  doubt  right  help  mind 
     
    Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: writing 
     
    Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: humanity 
     
    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
    tags: people  doubt  wise 
     
    I've lived too long with pain. I won't know who I am without it
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: pain 
     
    Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they've been given.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: decision 
     
    Home is anywhere that you know all your friends and all your enemies.
    — Orson Scott Card
    tags: enemies  friends  enemy 
     
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