Orson Scott Card (Writer)

#46518 Orson Scott Card

"I'm accusing you of violating the laws of nature," he said, irritated at my failure to respond. "Nature's virtue is intact," I reassured him. "I just know some different laws." .

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#46519 Orson Scott Card

They are beautiful monsters... And when they live in a network of peace and hope, when they trust the world and their deepest hungers are fulfilled, then within that system, that delicate web, there is joy. That is what we live for, to bind the monsters together, to murder their fear and give birth to their beauty. .

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#46520 Orson Scott Card

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

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#46521 Orson Scott Card

If it isn't a wonderful story first, who cares how "important" it is? .

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#46522 Orson Scott Card

I had seen the princess and let her lie there unawakened, because thewas so damnably much work. .

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#46523 Orson Scott Card

The great forces of history were real, after a fashion. But when you examined them closely, those great forces always came down to the dreams and hungers and judgments of individuals. The choices they made were real. They mattered. .

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#46524 Orson Scott Card

He understood the tone of voice instinctively, as he always had; it was his greatest gift, to know emotions even better than the person feeling them. .

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#46525 Orson Scott Card

Only a fool can't be fooled. .

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#46526 Orson Scott Card

She thinks she's kept me. She would have kept me better if she had let me go now. .

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#46527 Orson Scott Card

I will love you forever, he thought. I am lying, he thought, and this time he was right. .

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#46528 Orson Scott Card

He was growing up. Soon he would be a man. He wondered what that would mean. Surely he could not have more required of him as an adult that had been required of him as a child. There could not be more. .

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#46529 Orson Scott Card

I wanted your songs. You wanted my songs more than you wanted my happiness. So you took my happiness, and stole my songs. .

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#46530 Orson Scott Card

You are mine, but you are not mine. I am yours, but you hardly know it. .

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#46531 Orson Scott Card

[He] looked death in the eye and did not seem disappointed. .

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#46532 Orson Scott Card

Originally published as Woman of Destiny .

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#46533 Orson Scott Card

There's always hope... even when there isn't faith. And sometimes, without hope or faith, there must be charity. .

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#46534 Orson Scott Card

Many a man isn't as good as his woman, but I never knew a husband who was better than his wife. .

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#46535 Orson Scott Card

To me, the truth is what actually happened. Yet it is impossible to know anything approaching the whole truth about past events. Even the people living them could not possibly understand. That truth is always out of reach. .

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#46536 Orson Scott Card

They never noticed that he was in fact what they only pretended to be. .

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#46537 Orson Scott Card

Justice could be cruel, and crueler yet necessity, but mercy was the cruelest thing of all. .

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#46538 Orson Scott Card

A dagger has only a single point, but a traitor cuts from anywhere. .

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#46539 Orson Scott Card

He knew her too well to see her from the distance that pity requires. He loved her because he admired her. For bearing without complaint the burden the queen put on her. For still being gentle and loving when she had ample reason to be bitter. .

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#46540 Orson Scott Card

Are you the strongest of all men, so strong that you can be merciful to me, a weak woman? Here is the undoing of your strength: I am not a weak woman. I am not a little queen. And your mercy will be your undoing. .

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#46541 Orson Scott Card

Asking a man if he could be trusted was like asking an unwed girl if she was a virgin. The question mattered, but the asking of it was a gross insult. .

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#46542 Orson Scott Card

When he loved his bride it was not a queen he loved, but rather the girl as she might have been if she had not been destroyed in her childhood. .

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#46543 Orson Scott Card

A dreamer, a good man, a kind man who cared less for his plan than for the people in it. .

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#46544 Orson Scott Card

You're the sort of enemy your enemy must love. .

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#46545 Orson Scott Card

She did not send for him until she was afraid; she was not afraid until he undid her work; he did not undo her work until he was past loving her. .

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#46546 Orson Scott Card

Revised version of A Planet Called Treason (1978) .

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#46547 Orson Scott Card

I was the last to know what was happening to me. Or at least I was the last to know that I knew. .

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#46548 Orson Scott Card

It made me wonder if perhaps our ancestors' crimes were not in fact far more terrible than they claimed. After all, the only histories we possessed told their version of what happened, and in their accounts they were completely innocent. .

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#46549 Orson Scott Card

I want to see the king. Wonderful. I'm glad for you. Why are you so glad? Because it's good for every human being to have an unfulfilled wish. It makes all of life so poignant. .

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#46550 Orson Scott Card

There must be a special place in hell reserved for you. I've been to hell. It's a better place than this. .

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#46551 Orson Scott Card

Your father cares as little as we do. It's just that he tends to despair, while we are full of hope. .

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#46552 Orson Scott Card

I'm losing Savanna. That's good. No one should own someone else. .

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#46553 Orson Scott Card

I walked down the hill, forgot philosophy, and joined the human race again. Nobody was particularly glad to see me. .

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#46554 Orson Scott Card

I immediately felt so comfortable there. Or if not comfortable, at least willing to bear the discomforts because they fit the awkward places in my heart. .

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#46555 Orson Scott Card

You are not what you seem. So many people have said that that I'm beginning to think that's precisely how I do seem. What is it I seem to be that you have now discovered that I'm not? .

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#46556 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. .

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#46557 Orson Scott Card

He deserved to die except that nothing deserves death. .

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#46558 Orson Scott Card

I had never believed I had a soul until then, when it laid bare a hurt more deep than any part of me could bear. .

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#46559 Orson Scott Card

Keep your freedom, keep your immortality, but somewhere along the line I hope you figure out what you're living forever for. What noble purpose you mean to achieve. Because you're no good to anyone here, not even yourselves. .

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#46560 Orson Scott Card

Heroes and victims are the product of the mood they were in when opportunity came or when circumstances were at their worst. .

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#46561 Orson Scott Card

For the first time I understood the haunting beauty of the song. It was the song of a killer who longed to die. It was the song of justice yearned for but not yet done. .

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#46562 Orson Scott Card

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

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#46563 Orson Scott Card

You looked so intense. Whatever you were saying, you seemed to mean it, and it wasn't amusing at all. Started quite a fashion. People keep looking for purpose now. Complicates everything. .

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#46564 Orson Scott Card

But whether there's some grand design really matters little to me. My only hope was this: to see what might be, to believe that it should be, and then to do all I could to bring it to pass, whatever the cost. .

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#46565 Orson Scott Card

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

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#46566 Orson Scott Card

Faithfulness had taken me by surprise. I wondered how long the phase would last. .

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#46567 Orson Scott Card

If you could stop the suffering and dying, and didn't stop it, then you are guilty. It is your fault. We kill no one. We do not let them kill us. We have nothing to do with them. .

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