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Orson Scott Card Quotes and Sayings

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I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

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Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

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

You who speak languages, you are such liars.
- Orson Scott Card

 

One mind can think only of its own questions;
it rarely surprises itself.
- Orson Scott Card

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
- Orson Scott Card

I listen to music constantly while writing.
- Orson Scott Card

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

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

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

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

My favourite all-time work of fiction:
Lord of the Rings.
My favourite all-time nonfiction book:
Guns,
Germs, and Steel.
Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.
- Orson Scott Card

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

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

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
- Orson Scott Card

Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.
- Orson Scott Card

The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.
- Orson Scott Card

Working is hard and distracts from having fun.
- Orson Scott Card

My college training was primarily in theatre,
with an eye to becoming a director, actor,
or producer.
- Orson Scott Card

The best thing about my job, though,
is stopping at the end of the day and rejoining the human universe.
- Orson Scott Card

I buy way too many books.
- Orson Scott Card

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

The priests say that God created our souls,
and that just puts us under the control of another puppeteer.
If God created our will, then he's responsible for every choice we make.
- Orson Scott Card

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

As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times.
- Orson Scott Card

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

I realized that 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

There is more good writing and good acting in any ten
minutes of Twister than in,
say, all of Citizen Kane.
- Orson Scott Card

I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination
of government threatens many values that I hold to
be important to America's role as a light among nations.
But there are no values that matter to me that will
not be gravely endangered if we lose this war.
- 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

The most important training, though,
is to experience life as a writer,
questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything.
If you do that, all the other things will come;
if you don't,
there's no hope for you.
- Orson Scott Card

The education that prepared me was my general education classes,
which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate,
but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge
that makes a career as a writer possible.
- Orson Scott Card

God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer
keying in code at an ancient terminal -
there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals
are the result of some external cause.
- 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 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

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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