Best 27 Life of Pi Quotes from Yann Martel

Life of Pi is a philosophical novel written by a Canadain author Yann Martel and published in 2001. If you are here to read “Life of Pi quotes” then it’s pretty obvious that you have already read the novel. But we don’t forget those people who haven’t read the novel yet or someone who is planning to read the novel after reading this article.

 The story of the life of Pi revolves around a boy named  Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel who is from Pondicherry, India. He started exploring issues of spirituality and metaphysics from an early age. When he migrating to North America from India with his family and in the mid of the sea their ship sinks.

Pi gets stuck in a lifeboat and spends 227 days there with a royal Bengal tiger which raises questions about the nature of reality. For more details, you can refer to the Life of Pi Summary.

Here is the list of best Life of Pi Quotes:

1. “I had no idea a living being could sustain so much injury and go on living.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

2. “We believe what we see.’…What do you do when you’re in the dark?”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

3. “How true is that necessity is the mother of invention, how very true.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

4. “The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn’t that make life a story?”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

5. “Life on a lifeboat isn’t much of a life. It is like an end game in chess, a game with few pieces. The elements couldn’t be more simple, nor the stakes higher.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

6. “The lower you are, the higher your mind will want to soar.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

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

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

8. “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, Life of Pi

9. “I did not count the days or the weeks or the months. Time is an illusion that only makes us pant. I survived because I forgot even the very notion of time.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

10. “When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

11.“I know zoos are no longer in people’s good graces. Religion faces the same problem. Certain illusions about freedom plague them both.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

12. “To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is ken to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

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

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

14. “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, Life of Pi

15. “I did not count the days or the weeks or the months. Time is an illusion that only makes us pant. I survived because I forgot even the very notion of time.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

16. “It was my first clue that atheists are my brothers and sisters of a different faith, and every word they speak speaks of faith.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

17. “You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

18. “Now I will turn miracle into routine. The amazing will be seen every day. I will put in all the hard work necessary. Yes, so long as God is with me, I will not die. Amen.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

19. “Something in me did not want to give up on life, was unwilling to let go, wanted to fight to the very end. Where that part of me got the heart, I don’t know.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

20. “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, Life of Pi

21. “Bapu Gandhi said, ‘All religions are true.’ I just want to love God,” I blurted out, and looked down, red in the face.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

22. “I am not one given to projecting human traits and emotions onto animals, but many a time during that month in Brazil, looking up at sloths in repose, I felt I was in the presence of upside-down yogis deep in meditation or hermits deep in prayer, wise beings whose intense imaginative lives were beyond the reach of my scientific probing.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

23. “It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterward, even unto our names.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

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

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

25. “When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

26. “It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise, you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

27. “You must take life the way it comes at you and makes the best of it.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

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