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I don't care if I pass your test, I don't care if I follow your rules. If you can cheat so can I. I won't let you beat me unfairly- I'll beat you unfairly first.-Ender
“Alai suddenly kissed Ender on the cheek and whispered in his ear, ‘Salaam.’ Then, red-faced, he turned away and walked to his own bed at the back of the barracks.”
"I'll lie to him."
"And if that doesn't work?"
"Then I'll tell the truth. We're allowed to do that, in emergencies. We can't plan for everything, you know."
"They found me through the ansible followed it and dwelt in my mind. In the agony of my tortured dreams they came to know me, even as I spent my days destroying them; they found my fear of them, and found also that I had no knowledge I was killing them. In the few weeks they had, they build this place for me, and the Giant's corpse and the playground and the ledge at the end of the world, so I would find this place by the evidence of my eyes. I am the only one they know, and so they can only talk to me and through me."
If you could make them feel as you can make me feel, then perhaps they could forgive you.
“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. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.”
“Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.”
"Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be." -Valentine
'The most noble title any child can have.. is Third.' Demosthenes/ Valentine, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Page 153.
'He had had only one memory that was safe, one good thing, and those bastards had plowed it into him with the rest of the manure-and so he was finished, he wasn’t going to play.' Ender, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, page 152.
'Peace. It’s what salaam means. Peace be unto you.' Alai, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Page 171.
'Early to bed and to rise, makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes.' Mazer Rackham
"One is never too old to be a student of the enemy. I have learned from the Buggers. you will learn from me." Mazer Rackham, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Page 264.