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 of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel: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!
Why can't reason give greater answers? Why can we throw a question further than we can pull in an answer? Why such a vast net if there's so little fish to catch?
Dawn came and matters were worse for it. Because now, emerging from the darkness, I could see, what before I had only felt, the great curtains of rain crashing down on me from towering heights and the waves that threw a path over me and trod me underfoot one after another.
That's what fiction is about, isn't it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out its essence?
My ears were full. Nothing more, not one more sound, could push into them and be registered.
It was as unbelievable as the moon catching fire.
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