Orson Scott Card Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old orson scott card quotes, orson scott card sayings, and orson scott card proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.     

Orson Scott Card

Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.     

Orson Scott Card

Bean could see the hunger in their eyes. Not the regular hunger, for food, but the real hunger, the deep hunger, for family, for love, for belonging.     

Orson Scott Card

If a father commands a son to commit a crime so terrible that the son can't do it and live with himself, then is it betrayal for the son to disobey his father?     

Orson Scott Card

The thing with brothers is, you're supposed to take turns being the keeper. Sometimes you get to sit down and be the brother who is kept.     

Orson Scott Card

The thing with brothers is, you're supposed to take turns being the keeper. Sometimes you get to sit down and be the brother who is kept.     

Orson Scott Card

Treat a man as if he had a fine reputation to protect, and he will usually endeavor to deserve it.     

Orson Scott Card

The thing with brothers is, you're supposed to take turns being the keeper. Sometimes you get to sit down and be the brother who is kept.     

Orson Scott Card

There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.     

Orson Scott Card

Computers were a kind of magery in themselves, or might as well be to people who didn't understand them, they were every bit as inscrutable.     

Orson Scott Card

There's a sort of rage a man feels when he's been deceived where he most trusted. It compares to no other anger.     

Orson Scott Card

Keeping secrets was the beginning of freedom.     

Orson Scott Card

There's no need to legalize gay marriage. I have plenty of friends who are committed couples; some of them call themselves married, some don't, but their friends treat them as married. Anybody who doesn't like it just doesn't hang out with them.     

Orson Scott Card

The only people who think children are carefree are the ones who've forgotten their own childhood.     

Orson Scott Card

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.     

Orson Scott Card

Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.     

Orson Scott Card

Personal humiliation was painful. Humiliation of one's family was much worse. Humiliation of one's social status was agony to bear. But humiliation of one's nation was the most excruciating of human miseries.     

Orson Scott Card

The commercial work of today is the classics of tomorrow.     

Orson Scott Card

The only true vision comes not from God but from the inmost recesses of the human mind.     

Orson Scott Card

It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead.     

Orson Scott Card

Everyone is naked. Everyone wants to hide. But life is sweet. Let it go on.     

Orson Scott Card

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.      

Orson Scott Card

A regime that wraps itself in the flag of truth fears truth most of all, for if its story is falsified to the slightest degree, its authority is gone.     

Orson Scott Card

The only process you've mastered is the process of elimination, and the only reason you've mastered that is because you can do it in the toilet.     

Orson Scott Card

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

Orson Scott Card

Wishful thinking gives false gods to people who hunger for gods, but those who yearn for a world with no gods are no less likely to fall victim to their own wishful thinking.     

Orson Scott Card

Anthropology is never an exact science; the observer never experiences the same culture as the participant.     

Orson Scott Card

When there aren’t any smart decisions, I suppose you just have to pick the stupid decision you like best.     

Orson Scott Card

People love to hear the brag of the local boy, because they want him to be great, but the foreigner must deny that he has any outstanding virtue - this is what will endear him to the locals.     

Orson Scott Card

To a man with only a hammer, a screw is a defective nail.     

Orson Scott Card