Quotes From "Xenocide" By Orson Scott Card

When you hear a true story, there is a part of you that responds to it regardless of art, regardless of evidence. Let it be the most obvious fabrication and you will still believe whatever truth is in it, because you can not deny truth no matter how shabbily it is dressed. Orson Scott Card
With life. Rooter says that life is how God gives...
With life. Rooter says that life is how God gives purpose to the universe. Orson Scott Card
The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes....
The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them. Orson Scott Card
It was not right, thought Han Fei-tzu, for his wife to die before him: her ancestor-of-the-heart had outlived her husband. Besides, wives should live longer than husbands. Women were more complete inside themselves. They were also better at living in their children. They were never as solitary as a man alone. Orson Scott Card
Someone's senta loving notein lines of returning geeseand as the moon fillsmy western chamberas petals danceover the flowing streamagain I think of youthe two of usliving a sadnessaparta hurt that can't be removedyet when my gaze comes downmy heart stays up Orson Scott Card
I think you don't grow up until you stop worrying about other people's purposes or lack of them and find the purposes you believe in for yourself. Orson Scott Card
I know that you are wise. When you hear a true story, there is a part of you that responds to it regardless of art, regardless of evidence… You believe that the story is true, because you responded to it from that sense of truth deep within you. But that sense of truth does not respond to a story's factuality..[rather] to a story's causality - whether it faithfully shows the way the universe functions. Orson Scott Card
When you have wisdom that another person knows that he needs, you give it freely. But when the other person doesn't yet know that he needs your wisdom you keep it to yourself. Food only looks good to a hungry man. Orson Scott Card
Andrew said you were the best person he ever knew."" He reached that conclusion before he saw me raise three barbarian children to adulthood. I understand your mother has six."" Right."" And you're the oldest."" Yes."" That's too bad. Parents always make their worst mistakes with the oldest children. That's when parents know the least and care the most, so they're more likely to be wrong and also more likely to insist that they're right. . Orson Scott Card
The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven. Orson Scott Card
Hive Queen: So many of your people are becoming Christians. Believing in the god these humans brought with them. Human: You don’t believe in God?Hive Queen: The question never came up. We have always remembered how we began. Human: You evolved. We were created. Hive Queen: By a virus. Human: By a virus that God created in order to create us. Hive Queen: So you, too, are a believer. Human: I understand belief. Hive Queen: No–you desire belief. Human: I desire it enough to act as if I believed. Maybe that’s what faith is. Hive Queen: Or deliberate insanity. Orson Scott Card
The only teacher that's worth anything to you is your enemy. Orson Scott Card
Grief, she reminded herself, is almost always for the mourner's loss. Orson Scott Card
Madness, and then illumination. Orson Scott Card
You will soon learn that there ARE no strange stars, no alien skies"- No?"Only skies and stars, in all their varieties. Each one with its own flavour, and all flavours good"- Now YOU think like a tree. Flavours! Of skies! " I have tasted the heat of many stars, and all of them were sweet Orson Scott Card
Human beings *do* metamorphose. They change their identity constantly. However, each new identity thrives on the delusion that it was always in possession of the body it has just conquered. Orson Scott Card
Every day people judge all other people. The question is whether they judge wisely. Orson Scott Card
If you asked me to marry you all over again today I'd say yes, said Valentine.And if I had only met you for the first time today, I'd ask. Orson Scott Card
If words can be lethal weapons, I must provide them with an arsenal. Orson Scott Card
Quing-Jao: I am a slave to the gods, and I rejoice in it. Jane: A slave who rejoices is a slave indeed. Orson Scott Card