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.
("Life of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel:For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out.
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.
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 cannot think of a better way to spread the faith. No thundering from a pulpit, no condemnation from bad churches, no peer pressure, just a book of scripture quietly waiting to say hello, as gentle and powerful as a little girl's kiss on your cheek.
There are many examples of animals coming to surprising living arrangements...where an animal takes a human being or another animal to be one of it's kind.
I love Canada...It is a great country much too cold for good sense, inhabited by compassionate, intelligent people with bad hairdos.
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