Facts about Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Card is a famous Writer from USA, he/she is 66 years old and still alive, born August 24, 1951.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Orson.

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Famous quotes by Orson Scott Card (32)


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"One mind can think only of its own questions; it rarely surprises itself"
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"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"
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"I don't believe that there are aliens. I believe there are really different people"
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"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"
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"There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane"
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"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"
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"Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space"
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"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"
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"As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times"
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"Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it"
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"My college training was primarily in theatre, with an eye to becoming a director, actor, or producer"
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"Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas"
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"Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books"
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"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"
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"I listen to music constantly while writing"
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"I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father"
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"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"
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"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"
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"In all my study of history, I have never found a time or place I would rather have lived than now"
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"I have lived in the only decades I could have lived in, and hope to live through at least a few more"
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"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"
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"I buy way too many books"
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"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"
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"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"
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"You who speak languages, you are such liars"
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"The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell"
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"The best thing about my job, though, is stopping at the end of the day and rejoining the human universe"
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"I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration"
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"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"
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"It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes"
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"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"
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"Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken"


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