Orson Scott Card Quotes

Nafai knew the rule: when a man acts like a child, he's boyish, and everyone's delighted; when a boy acts the same way, he's childish, and everyone tells him to be a man.

Orson Scott Card

Even in cultures where marriages are arranged by parents, you're never actually forbidden to fall in love with your mate.

Orson Scott Card

He was wild the way a mistreated dog becomes wild, not because it loves freedom, but because it has lost trust.

Orson Scott Card

Home is where the people who live there need me to come home to them, and worry about me when I'm gone. There's no such place on this earth, no matter how far I drive.

Orson Scott Card

The vision of the gods without the power of the gods. What a terrible gift. A glorious gift.

Orson Scott Card

Adolescents never understand that the best way to avoid notice is to behave normally.

Orson Scott Card

This is what love is, he thought. Doing what you don't want to do, because she needs it so much. And it isn't that bad. And it isn't that hard.

Orson Scott Card

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

Orson Scott Card

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

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

Orson Scott Card

I began to suspect that the ultimate sacrifice isn't death after all; the ultimate sacrifice is willingly bearing the fullest penalty for your own actions.

Orson Scott Card

You resent death. You regret death. But as for your own life, you know perfectly well that no one can threaten it at all. Death is something that happens to someone else.

Orson Scott Card

Even the devil gives some justice to his victims, when they're beyond all help.

Orson Scott Card

People's beliefs don't exist in isolation. Everyone's firmly held beliefs exert an enormous pressure on everyone else.

Orson Scott Card

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
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