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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is a bestselling American author, as well as being a critic, political writer, and speaker. He writes in several genres, but primarily known for his science fiction work.
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Everybody dies. What matters is what you do between now and when it happens to you.

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

Sickness and healing are in every heart; death and deliverance in every hand.

Orson Scott Card

The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven.

Orson Scott Card

I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.

Orson Scott Card

Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.

Orson Scott Card

One mind can think only of its own questions; it rarely surprises itself.

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

Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going.

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

Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it.

Orson Scott Card

Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing.

Orson Scott Card

I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky.

Orson Scott Card

There is only one issue in this election that will matter five or ten years from now, and that's the War on Terror.

Orson Scott Card

I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization - or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.

Orson Scott Card

But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore.

Orson Scott Card

I listen to music constantly while writing.

Orson Scott Card

I have lived in the only decades I could have lived in, and hope to live through at least a few more.

Orson Scott Card

I don't believe that there are aliens. I believe there are really different people.

Orson Scott Card

It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.

Orson Scott Card

Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do, and while sometimes I feel rather proud of having made various the loathsome people or groups angry, at other times I wonder why I put up with such grief.

Orson Scott Card

In all my study of history, I have never found a time or place I would rather have lived than now.

Orson Scott Card

I buy way too many books.

Orson Scott Card

Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.

Orson Scott Card

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.

Orson Scott Card
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