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Orson Scott Card Quotes

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Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

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I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.
- Orson Scott Card

The best thing about my job, though,
is stopping at the end of the day and rejoining the human universe.
- Orson Scott Card

 

You who speak languages, you are such liars.
- Orson Scott Card

I have lived in the only decades I could have lived in,
and hope to live through at least a few more.
- Orson Scott Card

I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties,
before we began to poison our own civilization -
or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.
- Orson Scott Card


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I don't believe that there are aliens.
I believe there are really different people.
- Orson Scott Card

Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours,
depending on how it's going.
- Orson Scott Card

There's a reason why every human society has fiction.
It teaches us how to be 'good,' to behave in a way
that is for the benefit of the whole community.
- Orson Scott Card

One mind can think only of its own questions;
it rarely surprises itself.
- Orson Scott Card

My favourite all-time work of fiction:
Lord of the Rings.
My favourite all-time nonfiction book:
Guns,
Germs, and Steel.
Ask me again next week, you'll get a different answer.
- Orson Scott Card

Working is hard and distracts from having fun.
- Orson Scott Card

Ulysses, obviously.
It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual
elite continue to fall for it.
- 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.
- Orson Scott Card

My college training was primarily in theatre,
with an eye to becoming a director, actor,
or producer.
- Orson Scott Card

I buy way too many books.
- Orson Scott Card

Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.
- Orson Scott Card

In all my study of history, I have never found a time
or place I would rather have lived than now.
- Orson Scott Card

The priests say that God created our souls,
and that just puts us under the control of another puppeteer.
If God created our will, then he's responsible for every choice we make.
- Orson Scott Card

As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times.
- Orson Scott Card

There is more good writing and good acting in any ten
minutes of Twister than in,
say, all of Citizen Kane.
- Orson Scott Card

I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed
up in the magazines first.
It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
- Orson Scott Card

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
- Orson Scott Card

It's the middle class that feels the luxury of being able to have causes.
- Orson Scott Card

Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first.
It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
- Orson Scott Card

Your work is first, learning is first,
winning is everything because without it there is nothing.
- Orson Scott Card

I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt,
not admiration.
- Orson Scott Card

I listen to music constantly while writing.
- Orson Scott Card

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
- Orson Scott Card

Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do,
and while sometimes I feel rather proud of having made
various the loathsome people or groups angry,
at other times I wonder why I put up with such grief.
- Orson Scott Card

The education that prepared me was my general education classes,
which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate,
but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge
that makes a career as a writer possible.
- Orson Scott Card

But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing
life and it would be hard to change now -
partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love,
teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell,
even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore.
- Orson Scott Card

The most important training, though,
is to experience life as a writer,
questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything.
If you do that, all the other things will come;
if you don't,
there's no hope for you.
- Orson Scott Card

I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination
of government threatens many values that I hold to
be important to America's role as a light among nations.
But there are no values that matter to me that will
not be gravely endangered if we lose this war.
- Orson Scott Card

God, our genes, our environment, or some stupid programmer
keying in code at an ancient terminal -
there's no way free will can ever exist if we as individuals
are the result of some external cause.
- Orson Scott Card

I fell into playwriting accidentally,
took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes,
but I really didn't expect it to be a career because
I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a
playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky.
- Orson Scott Card

When more and more people are thrown out of work,
unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

People aren't stupid.
I mean, people remember in 1990, the unemployment rate was 10 percent.
Now it's 4 _ percent.
We've got 1/4 million jobs that we've created.
- Bill Weld

Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate
unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare.
- William Vickrey

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
- Ronald Reagan

Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from
Britain and other countries.
The Government haven't used the powers which they have
for the benefit of the country.
- Eamon de Valera

I did go through a period where I was on unemployment.
That was my low point: Martha Quinn on line at unemployment,
hoping nobody will recognize her.
- Martha Quinn

Working lives are for the state to influence.
Unemployment makes people unhappy.
So does instability.
- Polly Toynbee

The automatic stabilizer is unemployment insurance,
food stamps, additional coverage of Medicaid.
- Franklin Raines

When a great many people are unable to find work,
unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

If you've got unemployment, low pay,
that was just too bad.
But that was the system.
That was the sort of economy and philosophy against
which I was fighting in the 1930s.
- Barbara Castle

Unemployment is sky-rocketing; deflation is in our
future for the first time since the Great Depression.
I don't care whose fault it is, it's the truth.
- John Mellencamp

Hundreds of millions of human beings on our planet
increasingly suffer from unemployment,
poverty, hunger, and the destruction of their families.
- Hans Kung

And if you like 14.4 percent unemployment,
if you like the fact that 70 percent of home mortgages
in Nevada are underwater,
then stay the course.
Vote for Harry Reid.
- John Cornyn

It is sensible to have a safeguard against unemployment.
- Glynis Johns

Despite our high rate of unemployment,
300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the
unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result
of technological progress.
- Kim Campbell

Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more
seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating,
a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.
- William Vickrey

There's no unemployment in squatter cities.
Everyone works.
One-sixth of humanity is there.
It's soon going to be more than that.
- Stewart Brand

We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those
northwestern forests for perpetuity.
The unemployment rate has gone not up,
but down.
The economy has gone up.
- Bruce Babbitt

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond
these failings that Black citizens and civil rights
workers risked unemployment,
violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal
area is not mainly a problem of structure,
or design, or statistics.
It is a profoundly human situation.
- Kim Campbell

Enterprise Washington is economic development in areas
of high unemployment around the state of Washington.
- Mike Lowry

They keep extending these unemployment benefits to
the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job,
because the job doesn't pay as much as the unemployment benefit does.
- Sharron Angle

When large numbers of men are unable to find work,
unemployment results.
- Calvin Coolidge

It is a fact that, if I single out Germany,
our rate of growth is too low and we have very high unemployment.
- Angela Merkel

The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment,
was produced by government mismanagement rather than
by any inherent instability of the private economy.
- Milton Friedman

Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy,
from engineering to health care workers,
forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs.
- Jerry Costello

My father was unemployed and I was the eldest of seven children.
We were very poor.
And when you ask how did we support ourselves,
the only funding that we had was unemployment payments.
- John Hume

Unemployment is of vital importance,
particularly to the unemployed.
- Edward Heath

The unemployment rate is still twice as high for blacks as for whites.
- William Weld

In the 1930s one was aware of two great evils -
mass unemployment and the threat of war.
- James Meade

We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present:
unemployment,
inflation...
but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America.
- Barbara Jordan

Any degree of unemployment worries me.
- Gerhard Schroder

If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent
at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year,
or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain.
- William Vickrey

As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent
period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge.
- Julian Bond


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