Inspirational Orson Scott Card Quotes

Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American writer. Below is a list of Inspirational Orson Scott Card Quotes.

He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction. His novel Ender’s Game (1985) and its sequel Speaker for the Dead (1986) both won Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Orson Scott Card Quotes
Orson Scott Card Quotes

Orson Scott Card Quotes

“The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Love is finding that the things you like best about yourself are not in you at all, but in the person who completes you.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Human beings may be miserable specimens, in the main, but we can learn, and, through learning, become decent people.”
― Orson Scott Card

“I think you don’t grow up until you stop worrying about other people’s purposes or lack of them and find the purposes you believe in for yourself.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they’ve been given.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
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

“Knowledge is just opinion that you trust enough to act upon.”
― Orson Scott Card

“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

“Happiness is not a life without pain, but rather a life in which the pain is traded for a worthy price.”
― Orson Scott Card

“It’s called civilization. Women invented it, and every time you men blow it all to bits, we just invent it again.”
― Orson Scott Card

“When you really know somebody you can’t hate them. Or maybe it’s just that you can’t really know them until you stop hating them.”
― Orson Scott Card

“There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.”
― Orson Scott Card

“No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one’s life is nothing.”
― Orson Scott Card

“I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.”
― Orson Scott Card

“I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it.”
― Orson Scott Card

“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

“Fiction, because it is not about somebody who actually lived in the real world, always has the possibility of being about oneself.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Even the most evil of men and women, if you understand their hearts, had some generous act that redeems them, at least a little, from their sins.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Because never in my entire childhood did I feel like a child. I felt like a person all along―the same person that I am today.”
― Orson Scott Card

“You know how writers are… they create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create their work in order to create themselves.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Human beings are free except when humanity needs them. Maybe humanity needs you.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.”
― Orson Scott Card quotes

“I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them…. I destroy them.”
― Orson Scott Card

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

“So the whole war is because we can’t talk to each other.”
― Orson Scott Card

“My needs are simple and few, thought Valentine. Food. Clothing. A comfortable place to sleep. And no idiots. But of course a world with no idiots would be lonely. If she herself were even allowed there.”
― Orson Scott Card

“I don’t care if I pass your test, I don’t care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat, so can I. I won’t let you beat me unfairly – I’ll beat you unfairly first.”
― Orson Scott Card

“If you give orders and explain nothing, you might get obedience, but you’ll get no creativity.”
― Orson Scott Card

“She worked her toes into the sand, feeling the tiny delicious pain of the friction of tiny chips of silicon against the tender flesh between her toes. That’s life. It hurts, it’s dirty, and it feels very, very good.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth.”
― Orson Scott Card

“For children love is a feeling; for adults, it is a decision. Children wait to learn if their love is true by seeing how long it lasts; adults make their love true by never wavering from their commitment.”
― Orson Scott Card

“The opposite of the happy ending is not actually the sad ending–the sad ending is sometimes the happy ending. The opposite of the happy ending is actually the unsatisfying ending.”
― Orson Scott Card quotes

“Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear.”
― Orson Scott Card

“This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.”
― Orson Scott Card

“Remember, the enemy’s gate is down.”
― Orson Scott Card

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  1. Thanks for posting, enjoyed, seems to be a lot I could use to “intro” some of my posts. Thanks.

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