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Yann Martel Quotes: "Just as music is noise that makes sense, a painting is colour that makes sense, so a story is life that makes sense."

Just as music is noise that makes sense, a painting is colour that makes sense, so a story is life that makes sense.




Yann Martel Quotes: "Stories--individual stories, family stories, national stories--are what stitch together the disparate elements of human existence into a coherent whole. We are story animals."

Stories--individual stories, family stories, national stories--are what stitch together the disparate elements of human existence into a coherent whole. We are story animals.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Atheists are my brothers and sisters of a different faith, and every word they speak speaks of faith. Like me, they go as far as the legs of reason will carry them -- and then they leap."

Atheists are my brothers and sisters of a different faith, and every word they speak speaks of faith. Like me, they go as far as the legs of reason will carry them -- and then they leap.



Yann Martel Quotes: "The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity - it's envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can."

The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity - it's envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can.




Yann Martel Quotes: "The obsession with putting ourselves at the centre of everything is the bane not only of theologians but also of zoologists."

The obsession with putting ourselves at the centre of everything is the bane not only of theologians but also of zoologists.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Books, like people, can't be reduced to the cost of the materials with which they were made. Books, like people, become unique and precious once you get to know them."

Books, like people, can't be reduced to the cost of the materials with which they were made. Books, like people, become unique and precious once you get to know them.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Why can we throw a question further than we can pull in an answer?"

Why can we throw a question further than we can pull in an answer?




Yann Martel Quotes: "Time and sunshine healed a sore, but the process was slow, and new boils appeared if I didn't stay dry."

Time and sunshine healed a sore, but the process was slow, and new boils appeared if I didn't stay dry.



Yann Martel Quotes: "The paths to liberation are numerous, but the bank along the way is always the same, the Bank of Karma, where the liberation account of each of us is credited or debited depending on our actions."

The paths to liberation are numerous, but the bank along the way is always the same, the Bank of Karma, where the liberation account of each of us is credited or debited depending on our actions.



Yann Martel Quotes: "It seems to be a law of human nature that those who live by the sea are suspiciousof swimmers, just as those who live in the mountains are suspicious of mountainclimbers."

It seems to be a law of human nature that those who live by the sea are suspiciousof swimmers, just as those who live in the mountains are suspicious of mountainclimbers.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Despair was a heavy blackness that let no light in or out. It was a hell beyond expression."

Despair was a heavy blackness that let no light in or out. It was a hell beyond expression.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Afterwards, when it's all over, you meet God. What do you say to God?"

Afterwards, when it's all over, you meet God. What do you say to God?




Yann Martel Quotes: "Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer."

Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer.



Yann Martel Quotes: "A plain is what a mountain aims to be: the closest you can come to being in outer space while yet having your feet on this planet."

A plain is what a mountain aims to be: the closest you can come to being in outer space while yet having your feet on this planet.



Yann Martel Quotes: "The reason death sticks so closely to life isn’t biological necessity – it’s envy."

The reason death sticks so closely to life isn’t biological necessity – it’s envy.



Yann Martel Quotes: "He seems to be attracting religions the way a dog attracts fleas."

He seems to be attracting religions the way a dog attracts fleas.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Slice a pear and you will find that its flesh is incandescent white. It glows with inner light. Those who carry a knife and a pear are never afraid of the dark."

Slice a pear and you will find that its flesh is incandescent white. It glows with inner light. Those who carry a knife and a pear are never afraid of the dark.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Just as music is noise that makes sense, a painting is color that makes sense, so a story is life that makes sense."

Just as music is noise that makes sense, a painting is color that makes sense, so a story is life that makes sense.



Yann Martel Quotes: "We are random animals. That is who we are, and we have only ourselves, nothing more--there is no greater relationship."

We are random animals. That is who we are, and we have only ourselves, nothing more--there is no greater relationship.



Yann Martel Quotes: "The holy word is story, and story is the holy word."

The holy word is story, and story is the holy word.



Yann Martel Quotes: "The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity- its envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can."

The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity- its envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can.



Yann Martel Quotes: "To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation."

To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.



Yann Martel Quotes: "When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling."

When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Life and death live and die in exactly the same spot, the body."

Life and death live and die in exactly the same spot, the body.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Mockery be damned, my urine looked delicious."

Mockery be damned, my urine looked delicious.



Yann Martel Quotes: "A house is a compressed territory where our basic needs can be fulfilled close by and safely."

A house is a compressed territory where our basic needs can be fulfilled close by and safely.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Come aboard if your destination is oblivion - it should be our next stop."

Come aboard if your destination is oblivion - it should be our next stop.



Yann Martel Quotes: "I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent."

I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent.



Yann Martel Quotes: "We are all born like Catholics . . . in limbo, without religion."

We are all born like Catholics . . . in limbo, without religion.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Religion is more than rite and ritual."

Religion is more than rite and ritual.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Under the pathologist's microscope, life and death fight in an illuminated circle in a sort of cellular bullfight. The pathologist's job is to find the bull among the matador cells"

Under the pathologist's microscope, life and death fight in an illuminated circle in a sort of cellular bullfight. The pathologist's job is to find the bull among the matador cells



Yann Martel Quotes: "My gratitude to him is as boundless as the Pacific ocean."

My gratitude to him is as boundless as the Pacific ocean.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Only death consistently excites your emotions, whether contemplating when life is safe and stale, or fleeing it when life is threatened and precious"

Only death consistently excites your emotions, whether contemplating when life is safe and stale, or fleeing it when life is threatened and precious



Yann Martel Quotes: "I suppose in the end the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye."

I suppose in the end the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Christianity is a religion in a rush."

Christianity is a religion in a rush.



Yann Martel Quotes: "I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion."

I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Nature can put on a thrilling show. The stage is vast, the lighting is dramatic, the extras are innumerable, and the budget for special effects is absolutely unlimited."

Nature can put on a thrilling show. The stage is vast, the lighting is dramatic, the extras are innumerable, and the budget for special effects is absolutely unlimited.



Yann Martel Quotes: "As for hearing, the sloth is not so much deaf as uninterested in sound."

As for hearing, the sloth is not so much deaf as uninterested in sound.



Yann Martel Quotes: "To me, religion is about our dignity, not our depravity."

To me, religion is about our dignity, not our depravity.



Yann Martel Quotes: "You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it."

You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Survival starts by paying attention to what is close at hand and immediate. To look out with idle hope is tantamount to dreaming one's life away."

Survival starts by paying attention to what is close at hand and immediate. To look out with idle hope is tantamount to dreaming one's life away.



Yann Martel Quotes: "..the most dangerous animal in a zoo is Man."

..the most dangerous animal in a zoo is Man.



Yann Martel Quotes: "There are many ways in which life's little candle can be snuffed out. A cold wind pursues us all."

There are many ways in which life's little candle can be snuffed out. A cold wind pursues us all.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Doesn't the telling of something always become a story?"

Doesn't the telling of something always become a story?



Yann Martel Quotes: "If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams."

If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.



Yann Martel Quotes: "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."

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.



Yann Martel Quotes: "All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in a strange, sometimes inexplicable ways."

All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in a strange, sometimes inexplicable ways.



Yann Martel Quotes: "To her, writing is making stock and reading is sipping broth, but only the spoken word is the full roasted chicken."

To her, writing is making stock and reading is sipping broth, but only the spoken word is the full roasted chicken.



Yann Martel Quotes: "Faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love - but sometimes it was so hard to love."

Faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love - but sometimes it was so hard to love.