My alarm clock during my childhood was a pride of lions.
("Life of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel:When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.
Catholics have a reputation for severity, for judgment that comes down heavily.
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.
I turned around, stepped over the Zebra and threw myself overboard.
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.
The individual soul touches upon the world soul like a well reaches for the water table. That which sustains the universe beyond thought and language, and that which is at the core of us and struggles for expression, is the same thing. The finite within the infinite, the infinite within the finite.
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Why do I do this every Sunday? Even the book reviews seem to be the same as last week's. Different books same reviews.
Love is a mess, at best, and I figure it can be very real in spite of all the things people try to attach to it.
The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable.