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Posted by Troy (Member # 9779) on :
About a month ago I was finishing up one of the Ender series books and I quoted a line to a friend. The quote was about the nature of trust, specifically that trust is more about the giver rather than anything the receiver does or has done. Now I can't find the quote and I desperately need the original text. Can anyone help?
Posted by talsmitde (Member # 9780) on :
It's in Shadow of the Hegemon, when Bean and Theresa are talking in the Wiggin's kitchen and Bean asks her if he can trust Peter.
Posted by Zenox (Member # 8987) on :
Whether you can trust someone depends a lot more on the kind of person you are then the kind of person they are.

I think that's pretty close.
Posted by mr_porteiro_head (Member # 4644) on :
Whether you trust somebody or distrust him has a lot more to do with the kind of person you are than the kind of person he is.

Posted by Orson Scott Card (Member # 209) on :
Ah, yes. Theresa Wiggin, the gnomic warrior ...
Posted by BandoCommando (Member # 7746) on :

If I remember from CotM, Peter was under the impression that gnomicism (if I may invent the word) meant saying something that sounded deep, but was really meaningless. Theresa usually said things that seem (to me, at least) rather profound.
Posted by cmc (Member # 9549) on :
I think it all comes up when he and Wang Mu are going to try to change a certain person's mind... And she's supposed to be one type of philosopher but keeps waxing 'the other way'.

Here comes a potentially stupid question - but were those two types made up by Orson Scott Card or are they known elsewhere as well?

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