Quotes by: Orson Scott Card
But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore.
The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you.
There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good', to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community.
Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it.
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.
My college training was primarily in theatre, with an eye to becoming a director, actor, or producer.
I am especially grateful, however, to have known the fifties, before we began to poison our own civilization - or at least before the effects of the poison began to be felt.