Yann Martel Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Yann Martel quotes, Yann Martel sayings, and Yann Martel proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

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. Yann Martel
It's amazing how willpower can build walls. Yann Martel
Zoo is an artificial territory, an approximation. Civilization is our natural territory. Yann Martel
Much hostile and aggressive behaviour among animals is the expression of social insecurity. Yann Martel
Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can get. Yann Martel
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
He's a shy man. Life has taught him not to show off what is most precious to him. Yann Martel
What a terrible thing it is to botch a farewell. Yann Martel
Misery loves company, and madness calls it forth. Yann Martel
The presence of God is the finest of rewards. Yann Martel
If you took the city of Tokyo and turned it upside down and shook it you would be amazed at the animals that fall out: badgers, wolves, boa constrictors, crocodiles, ostriches, baboons, capybaras, wild boars, leopards, manatees, ruminants, in untold numbers. There is no doubt in my mind that that feral giraffes and feral hippos have been living in Tokyo for generations without seeing a soul. Yann Martel
To lose a brother is to lose someone with whom you can share the experience of growing old, who is supposed to bring you a sister-in-law and nieces and nephews, creatures who people the tree of your life and give it new branches. To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches. To lose your mother, well, that is like losing the sun above you. It is like losing--I'm sorry, I would rather not go on. Yann Martel
When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling. Yann Martel
Bananas don't float. You said the Orangutan floated to you in a bundle of bananas, but bananas don't float. Yann Martel
I still cannot understand how he could abandon me so unceremoniously, without any sort of goodbye, without looking back even once. The pain is like an axe that chops my heart. Yann Martel
You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it. Yann Martel
I must go to the washroom. I've shaken a lot of hands. Yann Martel
All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive. Yann Martel
Progress is unstoppable. It is a drumbeat to which we must all march. Technology helps and good ideas spread these are two lows of nature. If you don’t let technology help you, if you resist good ideas, you condemn yourself to dinosaur hood! I am utterly convinced of this. Yann Martel

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