Catholics have a reputation for severity, for judgment that comes down heavily.
("Life of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel:To lose a brother is to lose someone with whom you can share the experience of growing old, who is supposed to bring you a sister-in-law and nieces and nephews, creatures who people the tree of your life and give it new branches. To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches. To lose your mother, well, that is like losing the sun above you. It is like losing--I'm sorry, I would rather not go on.
Can there be any happiness greater than the happiness of salvation?
Misery loves company, and madness calls it forth.
First wonder goes deepest; wonder after that fits in the impression made by the first.
Jesus, Mary, Muhammad and Vishnu, how good to see you Richard Parker!
I went to temple at crowded times when Brahmins were too distracted to come between me and God.
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