You don’t have to eat the entire turd to know that it’s not a crab cake.
The commercial work of today is the classics of tomorrow.
Sometimes lies are more dependable than the truth.
A good commander, thought Ender, doesn’t have to make stupid threats.
With life. Rooter says that life is how God gives purpose to the universe.
Never take another human being to the third life, because we don’t know how to go.
Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.
History’s got no bows on it, only frayed ends of ribbons and knots that can’t be untied.
Home is anywhere that you know all your friends and all your enemies.
Home was merely a dull ache in the back of his memory. A tiredness in his eyes.
I have hope for you, if only because you’re the only one left to hope for.
Nights were so real that days began to seem dreamlike to him
The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven.
Valentine went back to class without answering. 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...
And then he thought: Is this how idiots rationalize their stupidity to themselves?