Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

There is no teacher but the enemy

Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it.

Any decent person who knows what warfare is can never go into battle with a whole heart.

I've lived too long with pain. I won't know who I am without it.

Speaker For the Dead

The pain and remorse of that day drew Libo and Nainha to rely on each other even more, as though darkness bound them closer than light.

For he loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself at your time of deepest sorrow.