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Some good Quotes frome Ender's Game. They are only from the first book, Ender's Game.

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“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 –"

"You beat them." For a moment she was not afraid of his understanding.


"No, you don't understand. I destroy them. I make it impossible for them to ever hurt me again. I grind them and grind them until they don't exist."  (13.238)

Sometimes lies are more dependable than the truth.

Page 2

This would not have a happy ending. So Ender decided he'd rather not be the unhappiest at the end.

Page 6

Ender leaned his head against the wall of the corridor and cried until the bus came. I am just like Peter. Take my monitor away, and I am just like Peter.

Page 8

But this isn't how it feels to be a bugger, thought Ender. They don't wear this face like a mask, it is their face. On their home worlds, do the buggers put on human masks, and play?

Page 11

"Then you're dead, too, sweet little sister."

"Oh, yes," said Valentine. "They'll believe that. 'I didn't know it would kill Andrew. And when he was dead, I didn't know it will kill Valentine too.' "

Page 13

"So, what are you going to do?"

"Persuade him that he wants to come with us more than he wants to stay with her."

"How will you do that?"

"I'll lie to him."

Page 16

"Another oral exam, huh?", Peter said.

"Shut up, Peter," said Valentine.

"You should relax and enjoy it," said Peter. "It could be worse."

"I don't know how."

"It could be an anal exam."

Page 18

"Valentine loves me."

"With all her heart. Completely, unstintingly, she's devoted to you, and you adore her. I told you it wouldn't be easy."

Page 23

"It's what I was born for, isn't it? If I don't go, why am I alive?"

Page 26


"So? What will you do about it? Crawl into a corner? Start kissing their backsides so they'll love you again? There's only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that's being so good at what you do they can't ignore you." Page 35

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