I love Canada...It is a great country much too cold for good sense, inhabited by compassionate, intelligent people with bad hairdos.
("Life of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel:The tennis challenger starts strong but soon loses confidence in his playing. The champion racks up the games. But in the final set, when the challenger has nothing left to lose, he becomes relaxed again, insouciant, daring. Suddenly he's playing like the devil and the champion must work hard to get those last points.
My ears were full. Nothing more, not one more sound, could push into them and be registered.
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.
Catholics have a reputation for severity, for judgment that comes down heavily.
It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life.
Socially inferior animals are the ones that make the most strenuous, resourceful efforts to get to know their keepers. They prove to be the ones most faithful to them…it is a fact commonly known in the trade.
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