When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.
("Life of Pi")
More Quotes from Yann Martel:Or rather, since Christians are so fond of capital letters, a Story.
The presence of God is the finest of rewards.
Misery loves company, and madness calls it forth.
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?
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.
I turned around, stepped over the Zebra and threw myself overboard.
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The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.