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Ender Wiggin Quotes

15 of the best book quotes from Ender Wiggin
  1. #1
    Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.
  2. #2
    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.
  3. #3
    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.
  4. #4
    I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
  5. #5
    Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth.
  6. #6
    Remember, the enemy’s gate is down.
  7. #7
    Ender Wiggin isn’t a killer. He just wins—thoroughly.
  8. #8
    Your face is the same, but I don’t remember what beautiful means anymore.
  9. #9
    I’ve lived too long with pain. I won’t know who I am without it.
  10. #10
    We have to go. I’m almost happy here.
  11. #11
    And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.
  12. #12
    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.
  13. #13
    I will remember this, thought Ender, when I am defeated. To keep dignity, and give honor where it’s due, so that defeat is not disgrace. And I hope I don’t have to do it often.
  14. #14
    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.
  15. #15
    So the whole war is because we can’t talk to each other.
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