We commonly say in the trade that the most dangerous animal in a zoo is Man.
("Life of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel:It is simple and brutal: a person can get used to anything, even to killing.
When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.
These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.
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.
I ask you, is it the fig tree's fault that it's not the season for figs? What kind of thing is that to do to an innocent tree, wither it instantly?
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