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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
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OH MY GOD. THIS BOOK.


I can't explain to you how much I loved it, until you read it.

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Sorry. It's extremely well written, it has an interesting premise. It's just the best thing on Earth.


AND NOW THERE'S GONNA BE A MOVIE AND ASA BUTTERFIELD IS ENDER. It just keeps getting better and better! :DDDD
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Orson Scott Card
“Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

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, Ender's Game

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. 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, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“You're a monster.
Thanks. Does this mean I get a raise?
No, just a medal. The budget isn't inexhaustable.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“Peter, you're twelve years old. I'm ten. They have a word for people our age. They call us children and they treat us like mice.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

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.
- Ender ”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

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, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“Early to bed and early to rise," Mazer intoned, "makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“I also remembered that you were beautiful."
"Memory does play tricks on us."
"No. Your face is the same, but I don't remember what beautiful means anymore.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“Human beings are free except when humanity needs them. Maybe humanity needs you. To do something. Maybe humanity needs me—to find out what you're good for. We might both do despicable things, Ender, but if humankind survives, then we were good tools.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“Ender Wiggin isn't a killer. He just wins--thoroughly.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“An enemy, Ender Wiggin," whispered the old man. "I am your enemy, the first one you've ever had who was smarter than you. There is no teacher but the enemy. No one but the enemy will tell you what the enemy is going to do. No one but the enemy will ever teach you how to destroy and conquer. Only the enemy shows you where you are weak. Only the enemy tells you where he is strong. And the rules of the game are what you can do to him and what you can stop him from doing to you. I am your enemy from now on. From now on I am your teacher.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“We have to go. I'm almost happy here.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used him. ”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“I've lived too long with pain. I won't know who I am without it”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“If only we could have talked to you, the hive-queen said in Ender's words. But since it could not be, we ask only this: that you remember us, not as enemies, but as a tragic sisters, changed into fol shape by fate or God or evolution. If we had kissed, it would have been the miracle to make us human in each other's eyes. Instead we killed each other. But still we welcome you now as guestfriends. Come into our home, daughters of Earth; dwell in our tunnels, harvest our fields; what we cannot do, you are now our hands to do for us. Blossom, trees; ripen, fields; be warm for them, suns; be fertile for them, planets: they are our adopted daughters, and they have come home.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“I know, you've been here a year, you think these people are normal. Well, they're not. WE'RE not. I look in the library, I call up books on my desk. Old ones, because they won't let us have anything new, but I've got a pretty good idea what children are, and we're not children. Children can lose sometimes, and nobody cares. Children aren't in armies, they aren't COMMANDERS, they don't rule over forty other kids, it's more than anybody can take and not get crazy.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
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Orson Scott Card
“I'm putting you in Dink Meeker's toon. From now on, as far as you're concerned, Dink Meeker is God."
"Then who are you?"
"The personnel officer who hired God.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“Be proud, Bonito, pretty boy. You can go home and tell your father, Yes, I beat up Ender Wiggin, who was barely ten years old, and I was thirteen. And I had only six of my friends to help me, and somehow we managed to defeat him, even though he was naked and wet and alone--Ender Wiggin is so dangerous and terrifying it was all we could do not to bring two hundred.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“At last he came to a door, with these words in glowing emeralds:

THE END OF THE WORLD

He did not hesitate. He opened the door and stepped through.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
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Orson Scott Card
“We're all trying to decide whether your scores up there are a miracle or a mistake."

"A habit. ”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“That night Demosthenes published a scathing denunciation of the population limitation laws. People should be allowed to have as many children as they like, and the surplus population should be sent to other worlds, to spread mankind so far across the galaxy that no disaster, no invasion could ever threaten the human race with annihilation. "The most noble title any child can have," Demosthenes wrote, "is Third.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“You want to beat Peter?" she asked
"No," he answered
"Beat the buggers. Then come home and see who notices Peter Wiggen anymore. Look him in the eye when all the world loves and reveres you. That'll be defeat in his eyes, Ender, thats how you win"
"You don't understand" he said
"Yes i do"
"No you don't. I don't want to beat Peter"
"Then what do you want?"
"I want him to love me”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
“[That wall] might be breached sometime in the future, but for now the only real conversation between them was the roots that had already grown low and deep, under the wall, where they could not be broken.

The most terrible thing, though, was the fear that the wall could never be breached, that in his heart Alai was glad of the separation, and was ready to be Ender's enemy. For now that they could not be together, they must be infinitely apart, and what had been sure and unshakable was now fragile and insubstantial; from the moment we are not together, Alai is a stranger, for he has a life now that will be no part of mine, and that means that when I see him we will not know each other.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game


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