Book Notes: Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
Notes by Nate Richardson, email@example.com
-Ender was never very happy, he was helping, he worried about things, he felt it his duty to help, seek the quote says it better
– loving enough to inflict suffering when it was needed
-The man who has risked his life knows careers are useless. The man who won’t risk his career has a useless life.
-Everyone leaves. Everyone dies. What matters is what you build together before they’re gone.
-Not all iuas (editor’s note: basically meaning intelligences) became great, they could not or would not dare to; they let others control them, always fitting in, being a fringe of a great thing
-The mother tree loved their independence as much as their need. (editor’s note: parents love helping their children, they love even more seeing their children become independent like themselves)
-Sometimes you let go of what you really want for the sake of duty.
– Just because someone’s god is fake does not mean that all gods are fake.
-Ender was bowed down under the weight of burden.
-Ender experienced pain too deep to feel at present, which would tear at him for years to come.
-Create based on ideas. We all have theories, & we live to prove that what we believe is real. We are not rational, we get information which we don’t act on, and we take leaps.
-Even gentle people sometimes conclude that the decision not to kill is a decision to die.
-Their subconscious had already chosen, and their conscious was trying to figure out what the subconscious had already determined.