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Favorite Ender's Game Quote // Ender's Game Pin Giveaway

Postby Cassandra » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:00 am

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Hey everyone! We're going to be giving away 15 Collectible Ender's Game Pins from San Diego Comic-Con 2012.

The rules are simple:

1. Leave one post on this thread telling us your favorite Ender's Game quote.
2.  Get your post in before September 30th 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time.


The winners will be selected by a random number generator and all duplicates will be removed. After the winners are selected, we will announce the winners on this post and contact everyone via PM on PhiloticWeb shortly after the giveaway closes.

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Re: Favorite Ender's Game Quote // Ender's Game Pin Giveaway

Postby Dr. Mobius » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:30 am

Damn, now I need to decide which one to go with. But if we're RNG'ing this anyway, I suppose it doesn't really matter.

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Re: Favorite Ender's Game Quote // Ender's Game Pin Giveaway

Postby BrianKotarski » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:16 am

My favorite quote is "The enemy's gate is down."
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Re: Favorite Ender's Game Quote // Ender's Game Pin Giveaway

Postby rspos330 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:36 am

First post here, long time lover of Ender's Game.
I have a billion favorite quotes, in fact, I feel Speaker is a more quotable book; however, I am keen to this one:

"Carn Carby left, and Ender mentally added him to his private list of people who also qualified as human beings."

I know it is not deep or have any true meaning, but every time I read that sentence i laugh at the, real life, true-ness of the statement.

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Postby Dems » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:08 pm

"Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth."

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Postby Jayelle » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:16 pm

"I can't do a weekly column," Valentine said "I don't even have a monthly period!"

(makes me laugh every time)

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Postby LilBee91 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:46 pm

"Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it."

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Postby AviLocke » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:03 pm

"The enemy's gate is down."

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Postby SIRender » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:57 pm

“Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
One of my favorites.

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Postby Eulogy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:05 pm

Ender: "So we're not waiting for the Third Invasion?"

Graff: "We are the Third Invasion."

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Postby AelisRicci » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:44 am

Either:

"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. I make it impossible for them to never hurt me again. I grind them and grind them until they don’t exist."

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"I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves."

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Postby kyrrarrarara » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:15 am

"Cover your butt, Bernard's watching. --GOD"

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Postby wigginitout » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:55 am

“The only process you've mastered is the process of elimination, and the only reason you've mastered that is because you can do it in the toilet.”
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Postby Petra-Regina » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:02 am

“He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used him. ”

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Postby Inumaniac » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:39 pm

This is my favorite quote for Ender's Game. "I have taught you everything you know, but I haven't taught you everything I know.

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Postby jjosephinerose » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:29 pm

“Human beings are free except when humanity needs them.”

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Postby phonetikid » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:44 am

“I need you to be clever, Bean. I need you to think of solutions to problems we haven't seen yet. I want you to try things that no one has ever tried because they're absolutely stupid.” --Ender

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Postby evilender » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:52 am

“Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth.”

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Postby ender1991 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:43 pm

"it only works because what's between you, that's real, that matters."

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Postby JohnPaulWiggin » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:25 pm

Almost impossible to pick just one but since this one has been overlooked I'm going for it:

"I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one. Or at least as close as we're going to get."

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Postby Josh » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:22 am

Very difficult but the one that stands with me the most I'd have to say is:

"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."

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Postby Brian » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:22 am

"My needs are simple and few. Food. Clothing. A comfortable place to sleep. And no idiots!" - Valentine Wiggin
Late at night when the world grows still, and a peace upraises from your soul, I take that chance to blend myself, with all of nature as a whole.

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Postby jotabe » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:48 am

"I can't do a weekly column," Valentine said "I don't even have a monthly period!"
Haha, that's a joke that was lost in translation for me :D I never actually read the Ender books in English. On the other hand Bean books, i only read them in English.

As for the quote, i always liked this one:
"There is no teacher but the enemy. No one but the enemy will ever tell you what the enemy is going to do. No one but the enemy will ever teach you how to destroy and conquer. Only the enemy shows you where you are weak. Only the enemy tells you when he is strong. And the rules of the game are what you can do to him and what you can stop him from doing to you. I am your enemy from now on. From now on, I am your teacher."

But please, leave me out of the give-away, i am not even sure how mail could hope to reach where i live lol :D
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Postby Mich » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:08 am

In that case I will quickly lay claim to Jota's quote. :D
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Postby jotabe » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:57 pm

In that case I will quickly lay claim to Jota's quote. :D
I will cede it to you graciously 8)
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Postby Dem0sthenes » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:51 am

'Was it life Ender gave to Bean? Was it the same thing? No. Poke gave him life. Ender gave it meaning.
Poke gave him life. Ender gave it meaning.

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Postby Unphill » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:16 am

I don't have the book in front of me but: “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes.” -Mazer Rackham :thumbs:

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Postby Rei » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:05 pm

My copy is very far from here, but then I remembered I had written this quote down some years ago:

"They stood before the mirror, where instead of Peter's cruel reflection there stood a dragon and a unicorn." (p. 152 in my copy back in Canada)
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Postby Battleroomjunkie » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:37 pm

"You can use a side handhold if you want," Ender said.
"Go suck on it," said the boy.

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Postby Amaranthine » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:42 pm

There are so many good quotes....Card is a master.

"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."

Another one that I rarely hear is Anderson's: "After watching kids fly, watching football is kind of like watching a bunch of slugs bash into each other."

That is one of my favorites from EG. I just finished Shadow of the Hegemon, and there were some really good ones in there.

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Postby Kigurumii » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:40 pm

“Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.” –Valentine Wiggin

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Postby cowsdef » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:51 pm

I never really found any notable quote from 'Ender's Game' but in reading the rest of the series, I found my favorite quote:

A man who has risked his life knows that careers are worthless, and a man who will not risk his career has a worthless life

- Children of the Mind, Ender Wiggin

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Postby Apollo » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:04 pm

OK there are just so many that it would be impossible to pick only one favorite but I think this is the one that strikes home for me.

"In my dreams," said Ender, "I'm never sure Im really me."

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Postby Kill Devil Hill » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:17 pm

"Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, so it used him."

I could never place the difference between my sister and myself when we were both angry. When I read that, I understood where my sister was coming from for the first time.
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Postby eggbalancer » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:35 pm

He thought of a half dozen ideas before he went to sleep. Ender would be pleased — every one of them was stupid.
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