As for hearing, the sloth is not so much deaf as uninterested in sound.
("Life of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel:I went to temple at crowded times when Brahmins were too distracted to come between me and God.
When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.
At moments of wonder, it is easy to avoid small thinking, to entertain thoughts that span the universe, that capture both thunder and tinkle, thick and thin, the near and the far.
A zoo is a cultural institution. Like a public library, like a museum, it is at the service of popular education and science. And by that token, not much of a money-making venture for the Greater Good and the Greater Profit are not compatible aims.
To prosper, a zoo needs parliamentary government, democratic elections, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, rule of law and everything else enshrined in India's Constitution. Impossible to enjoy the animals otherwise. Long-term, bad politics is bad for business.
You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better.
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Henry A. Wallace