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Top 500 Orson Scott Card Quotes (2024 Update)

Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “You can’t change what you don’t understand.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “I taught you everything you know. But I didn’t teach you everything I know.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “That is the ultimate power, to stare death in the face and be unafraid.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “The essence of training is to allow error without consequence.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “Happiness is not a life without pain, but rather a life in which the pain is traded for a worthy price.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “In order to learn, one must change one’s mind.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “Let’s fly away and live forever.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “Just because you believe it doesn’t make it so.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “Remember, the enemy’s gate is down.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “Don’t judge me until you understand me. You can’t understand me if you’ve already judged me.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “Life is a suicide mission.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “Science isn’t done by consensus. It’s done by rigorous testing.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “It is a weak man who blames his failures on the strength of others.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “A library is the first step of a thousand journeys, portal to a thousand worlds.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one’s life is nothing.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “Faith doesn’t mean you never doubt. It only means you never act upon your doubts.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “Intellectual understanding does not always bring visceral belief.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “Ender Wiggin isn’t a killer. He just wins – thoroughly.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.”
Orson Scott Card Quote: “Evil people naturally assume that you will use that power exactly as they would use it.”
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