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  • My suffering left me sad and gloomy.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • The moon was a sharply defined crescent and the sky was perfectly clear. The stars shone with such fierce, contained brilliance that it seemed absurd to call the night dark.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • Christianity is a religion in a rush.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • Why can't reason give greater answers? Why can we throw a question further than we can pull in an answer? Why such a vast net if there's so little fish to catch?
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • I love Canada...It is a great country much too cold for good sense, inhabited by compassionate, intelligent people with bad hairdos.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")


  • I've never forgotten him. Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love. Such is the strangeness of the human heart. I still cannot understand how he could abandon me so unceremoniously, without any sort of goodbye, without looking back even once. The pain is like an axe that chops my heart.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • Nature can put on a thrilling show. The stage is vast, the lighting is dramatic, the extras are innumerable, and the budget for special effects is absolutely unlimited.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • The paths to liberation are numerous, but the bank along the way is always the same, the Bank of Karma, where the liberation account of each of us is credited or debited depending on our actions.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • Dawn came and matters were worse for it. Because now, emerging from the darkness, I could see, what before I had only felt, the great curtains of rain crashing down on me from towering heights and the waves that threw a path over me and trod me underfoot one after another.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • Why do people move? What makes them uproot and leave everything they've known for a great unknown beyond the horizon? ... The answer is the same the world over: people move in the hope of a better life.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • I preferred to set off and perish in search of my own kind than to live a lonely half-life of physical comfort and spiritual death on this murderous island.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • Japanese-owned cargo ship Tsimtsum, flying Panamanian flag, sank July 2nd, 1977, in Pacific, four days out of Manila. Am in lifeboat. Pi Patel my name. Have some food, some water, but Bengal tiger a serious problem. Please advise family in Winnepeg, Canada. Any help very much appreciated. Thank you.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • Oncoming death is terrible enough, but worse still is oncoming death with time to spare, time in which all the happiness that was yours and all the happiness that might have been yours becomes clear to you. You see with utter lucidity all that you are losing.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • The presence of God is the finest of rewards.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")

  • First wonder goes deepest; wonder after that fits in the impression made by the first.
    (Yann Martel, "Life of Pi")


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