About Twilidiot aka Twittarrpirate

Twilight | Nightshade | Pirates | Music | Social Media (@twittarrpirate) | Favorite books: The Secret Garden, Water for Elephants, Bel Canto, Eclipse, Romeo & Juliet, Good to Great, The Speed of Trust

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  • Twilidiot shared from Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quartet series Book 2) by Orson Scott Card
    He wanted to go away. Better yet, he wanted to disappear, to go away even from himself.
  • Twilidiot shared from Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quartet series Book 2) by Orson Scott Card
    “I think it would have been better if the Speaker had not told these stories publicly. Some things are better learned in privacy, in quiet, so that we need not deal with shocks while an audience watches us. That’s why we use the confessional, to shield us from public shame while we wrestle with our private sins.
    Note: "Some things are better learned in privacy, in quiet, so that we need not deal with shocks while an audience watches us." I first learned that Flying 'G' Ranch was to be sold at an all-staff meeting, everyone watching me for my reaction, not fathoming I didn't know ahead of time. It was horrid.
  • Twilidiot shared from Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
    We should feel free to experiment, trying new things without being afraid of how it will affect our standings. That board up there, that’s the teachers’ game, getting us to turn against each other. Like Bonzo. Nobody here is as crazy with jealousy as he was, but come on, he was what those standings were bound to create. He was all set to beat in the brains of our best commander, our best hope against the next Bugger invasion, and why? Because Ender humiliated him in the standings. Think about that! The standings were more important to him than the war against the Formics!
    Note: "Nobody here is as crazy with jealousy as he was, but come on, he was what those standings were bound to create."It boggles the mind how many people have blind faith in competition. "It pushes us to excel" I hear recited without meaning. Think of the effort it takes: a litany of rules, a bevy of referees. Think what you want but know why you think it.
  • Twilidiot shared from Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
    I’m not a bureaucrat, placing my career above the larger purpose I was put here to serve.
    Note: I love this line, thought by Colonel Graff. It clearly illustrates the difference between "paycheck players" and people determined to save the world.
  • Twilidiot shared from Ender's Game (The Ender Quartet series Book 1) by Orson Scott Card
    “We have to go. I’m almost happy here.”
    Note: “We have to go. I’m almost happy here.” ~Ender Wiggin #EndersGame