Yann Martel Quotes on Life (10 Quotes)


    Blessed be shock. Blessed be the part of us that protects us from too much pain and sorrow. At the heart of life is a fusebox.


    It is pointless to say that this or that night was the worst of my life. I have so many bad nights to choose from that I've made none the champion.

    Life is a peephole, a single tiny entry onto a vastness--how can I not dwell on this brief, cramped view of things? This peephole is all I've got!

    Life on a lifeboat isn't much of a life. It is like an end game in chess, a game with few pieces. The elements couldn't be more simple, nor the stakes higher.


    My life is like a memento mori painting from European art: there is always a grinning skull at my side to remind me of the folly of human ambition.

    The worst pair of opposites is boredom and terror. Sometimes your life is a pendulum swing from one to the other.

    When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.

    When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.

    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.


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