Yann Martel Quotes
You can't quantify human pain the way you can measure out sugar. Death comes one individual at a time.
Reality is how we interpret it. Imagination and volition play a part in that interpretation. Which means that all reality is to some extent a fiction.
I love Canada. It's a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land.
How do you live with evil? Art is traditionally - certainly with my secular background - the answer, but art is very self-referential, whereas religion claims to go beyond the bounds of human existence.
Fanatics do not have faith - they have belief. With faith you let go. You trust. Whereas with belief you cling.
Every book I've written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.
Cinema is visually powerful, it is a complete experience, reaches a different audience. It's something I really like. I like movies.