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Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” Quotes (41 Quotes)


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  • I taught you everything you know. But I didn't teach you everything I know.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • Thank you for this, Peter. For dry eyes and silent weeping. You taught me how to hide anything i felt. More than ever, i need that now.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • I will remember this, thought Ender, when I am defeated. To keep dignity, and give honor where it's due, so that defeat is not disgrace. And I hope I don't have to do it often.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • The essence of training is to allow error without consequence.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • If the other fellow can't tell you his story, you can never be sure he isn't trying to kill you.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")


  • The only process you've mastered is the process of elimination, and the only reason you've mastered that is because you can do it in the toilet.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • If you listen very carefully, you can hear the good fairy come in the night and leave our assignment for tomorrow.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • The story is one that you and I will construct together in your memory. If the story means anything to you at all, then when you remember it afterward, think of it, not as something I created, but rather as something that we made together.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • 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, "Ender's Game")

  • There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • Be proud, Bonito, pretty boy. You can go home and tell your father, Yes, I beat up Ender Wiggin, who was barely ten years old, and I was thirteen. And I had only six of my friends to help me, and somehow we managed to defeat him, even though he was naked and wet and alone--Ender Wiggin is so dangerous and terrifying it was all we could do not to bring two hundred.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • In a way she actually preferred Peter to other people because of this. He always acted out of intelligent self-interest.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • 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, "Ender's Game")

  • Bonzo, he pre-cise. He so careful, he piss on a plate and never splash.
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")

  • It's what I was born for, isn't it? If I don't go, why am I alive?
    (Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game")


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