Ender’s Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set at an unspecified date in Earth’s future, the novel presents an imperiled humankind after two conflicts with the Formics, an insectoid alien species they dub the “buggers”. Profoundly inspirational Ender’s Game quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.
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Famous Ender’s Game Quotes
Mazer Rackham: He’s abandoning his entire fleet. Colonel Hyrum Graff: He’s in command. There’s no stopping him now.
Major Gwen Anderson: When it’s over, what will be left of the boy? Colonel Hyrum Graff: What does it matter if there’s nothing left at all?
Dink Meeker: You lost launchy? Ender Wiggin: I’ve been promoted, I was told to report to a Bonzo Madrid.
Ender Wiggin: I’ll do everything I can to win this war.
Bonzo Madrid: [Yelling at Ender] Don’t you ever turn your back on me. Bonzo Madrid: Don’t you ever turn your back on me. Ender Wiggin: If i’m going to be useful i’m going to have to practice. Ender Wiggin: If i’m going to be useful I’m going to have to practice. Bonzo Madrid: You will do what I say Bonzo Madrid: You will do what I say. Ender Wiggin: I will follow all commands your authorized to give, but if you take away my free time I will get you iced. Bonzo Madrid: Are you threatening me?
Ender Wiggin: I want to find out if i am as gifted at peace as i am at war.
Major Gwen Anderson: When this is all over, what will be left of the boy? Colonel Hyrum Graff: What does it matter if there’s nothing left at all?
Peter Wiggin: You know mom and dad spent all that money on a third, and now he’s off the program too. Peter Wiggin: You know mom and dad spent all that money on a third and now he’s off the program too.
Major Gwen Anderson: After you had already won, why did you continue to hit him? Did you enjoy it? Ender Wiggin: Knocking him down was the first fight, I wanted to win all the others. So they’d leave me alone
Sergeant Dap: If I see a boy in the girls shower room, I will personally neuter you!
Bernard: He cheated! Bean: Your mom cheated. That’s why you look like a plumber.
Petra Arkanian: I still don’t have a clear shot. Bernard: We’re burning up! Ender Wiggin: Bean! On my count accelerate the fighters from the nose of the formation in a continuous stream… Bean: Yes sir! Ender Wiggin: Like bullets from a rifle, you will clear a visual for Petra! We will drill a hole through the swarm… Petra, you will only get a second. Petra Arkanian: That’s all I need…
Sergeant Dap: You think you’re the smartest kid in the school. Ender Wiggin: No sir. Sergeant Dap: You will never be a commander! I will never salute you! Ender Wiggin: Yes you will sergeant.
Ender Wiggin: Bernard is living proof that chimps still fly in space.
Bonzo Madrid: Here’s the deal snot. When we go into battle, you will not pass through the gates until all my soldiers are through, then you will remain just inside the gate with weapon undrawn and unfired until the game ends.
Colonel Hyrum Graff: If you succeed, you will be remembered as a hero.
Ender Wiggin: Game over.
Stilson: Don’t lecture me Wiggen! You cheated! Ender Wiggin: It was a good game.Thanks
Bean: The enemy gate is down!
Colonel Hyrum Graff: We won. That’s all that matters. Ender Wiggin: No. The way we win matters.
Ender Wiggin: If you want, I can go away so you don’t have to be embarrassed. Valentine Wiggin: Ender, no one is embarrassed. Ender Wiggin: I’m a third, I should never have been born Ender Wiggin: I’m a third, I should never have been born.
Ender Wiggin: 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.
Mazer Rackham: Since when do you have to tell the enemy when he has won?
Ender Wiggin: What is this? Why are we watching these images? Colonel Hyrum Graff: Ender. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Thank God for you son. Ender Wiggin: Why are these images in the program? Colonel Hyrum Graff: Ender. We won. Ender Wiggin: What do you mean we won? I beat him. He runs the simulations. He said it was a game. Mazer Rackham: It was them or us Ender. There was no other way.
Bonzo Madrid: Wiggen Bonzo Madrid: Wiggen. Ender Wiggin: Sir. Ender Wiggen reassigned Ender Wiggin: Sir. Ender Wiggen reassigned. Bonzo Madrid: I asked for a replacement for O’Riley and this is what I get. A useless, skinny, untrained snot. Let me be clear, I intend to trade you a-s-a-p My army has been undefeated for the last 21 battles. I’m trying to get into command school. You can get your training at someone else’s expanse.
Colonel Hyrum Graff: We need minds like yours, Ender. You’ll be the finest commander we’ve ever trained. Ender Wiggin: So I’m not the first… Mazer Rackham: No, but you will be the last.
Peter Wiggin: Hey drop out, remember how to play formics and astronauts?
Petra Arkanian: Ender. What do we do? Bean: Ender. The enemy’s gate is down.
Ender Wiggin: No. The way you win matters.
Ender Wiggin: Let’s see if I’m as good at peace as I am at war.
Bonzo Madrid: You don’t practice with her. In fact, you don’t practice at all. Ender Wiggin: May I speak with you in private?