If you stumble at mere believability, what are you living for? Isn't love hard to believe?
("Life of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel: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.
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!
My greatest wish -- other than salvation -- was to have a book. A long book with a never-ending story. One I could read again and again, with new eyes and a fresh understanding each time.
That's what fiction is about, isn't it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out its essence?
High calls low and low calls high. I tell you, if you were in such dire straits as I was, you too would elevate your thoughts. The lower you are, the higher your mind will want to soar.
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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