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Orson Scott Card
August 24, 1951 -
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

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.


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


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.


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


I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.


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.


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.


Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.


The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.


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


Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.


Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.


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.


I buy way too many books.


You who speak languages, you are such liars.


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.


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


Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.


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.


Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.


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