Ender Wiggin Quotes by Orson Scott Card and many others.
What else should you be? Human beings didn’t evolve brains in order to lie around on lakes. Killing’s the first thing we learned. And a good thing we did, or we’d be dead, and the tigers would own the earth.
I need you to be clever, Bean. I need you to think of solutions to problems we haven’t seen yet. I want you to try things that no one has ever tried because they’re absolutely stupid.
Ender Wiggin must believe that no matter what happens, no adult will ever, ever step in to help him in any way.
He walked down the corridor, lined with his soldiers, who looked at him with love, with awe, with trust. Except Bean, who looked at him with anguish. Ender Wiggin was not larger than life, Bean knew. He was exactly life-sized, and so his larger-than-life burden was too much for him. And yet he was bearing it. So far.
I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it
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.
No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one’s life is nothing. 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.
because if you canвЂ™t kill then you are always subject to those who can, and nothing and no one will ever save you.
I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.