Orson Scott Card Quotes

War was never so careful as to inflict suffering only where it was merited.

Orson Scott Card

When people say perhaps its cause theyre lying. Either they dont believe the thing theyre saying, or they do believe it only they dont want to admit they do.

Orson Scott Card

My own feeling is that human happiness is a very random thing, and bestows itself willy-nilly, and theres not much deserving about the matter.

Orson Scott Card

You cant change what you dont understand.

Orson Scott Card

Some men are great enough that they can love a whole woman, and not just part of her.

Orson Scott Card

The Maker is the one who is part of what he makes.

Orson Scott Card

We don't admit it to ourselves, not until the very moment of death, but in that moment, we see all life before us and we understand how we chose, every day of our lives, the manner of our death.

Orson Scott Card

When both parties are lying and they both know the other party's lying, it comes powerful close to being the same thing as telling the truth.

Orson Scott Card

A duel is just two murderers who agree to take turns trying to kill each other.

Orson Scott Card

Just because you believe it doesnt make it so.

Orson Scott Card

The most evil creatures dont desire the destruction of everythingthey only desire to exploit it for themselves.

Orson Scott Card

The only true vision comes not from God but from the inmost recesses of the human mind.

Orson Scott Card

Don't you hate it when somebody knows you better than you know yourself?

Orson Scott Card

Law can change how people behave when others are watching that's all.

Orson Scott Card

If a father commands a son to commit a crime so terrible that the son can't do it and live with himself, then is it betrayal for the son to disobey his father?

Orson Scott Card

Humans, in order to rise above the animals, had learned how to convert themselves into nothing more than organs or limbs or even disposable fingernails and hair of a larger metaphorical organism.

Orson Scott Card

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