Orson Scott Card
Your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing.
There is more good writing and good acting in any ten minutes of Twister than in, say, all of Citizen Kane.
Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it’s going.
In all my study of history, I have never found a time or place I would rather have lived than now.
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.
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.
Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first. It’s the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
I have lived in the only decades I could have lived in, and hope to live through at least a few more.
I listen to music constantly while writing.
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.
I buy way too many books.
My college training was primarily in theatre, with an eye to becoming a director, actor, or producer.
One mind can think only of its own questions; it rarely surprises itself.
As long as you keep getting born, it’s alright to die some times.
The best thing about my job, though, is stopping at the end of the day and rejoining the human universe.