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

Related topics: Work

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- 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 buy way too many books.
- Orson Scott Card

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

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


 

You who speak languages, you are such liars.
- 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

Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People told me, when I was coming through the ranks,
that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with
the period of unemployment as well as they deal with
the period of employment.
- Claudia Black

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

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

Any degree of unemployment worries me.
- Gerhard Schroder

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

Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination,
the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster:
why did these exist,
and what could we do about them.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

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

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

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

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

The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right.
- Robert Farrar Capon

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

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

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

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

In my right-wing politics of the time,
I held that unemployment was usually the fault of the unemployed.
- Luke Ford

It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest
Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
- Richard M. Daley

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


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