Quotes by: Yann Martel

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The moral of a fable is eternal. The moral of a story is temporary to a story.
Yann Martel
I can't live for more than four years outside of Canada. I'm Canadian, so ultimately that is my reference point.
Yann Martel
I think art comes from some sense of discomfort with the world, some sense of not quite fitting with it.
Yann Martel
Music moves me - duh - and that is like having a window opening on a heightened reality, but the effect is fleeting: When the music ends, the magic, the uplifting, vanishes and the window slams shut. Words, on the other hand, by the nature of how they work, emotions evoked by dint of carefully laid out thoughts, have a more lingering effect.
Yann Martel
I'm looking at a dead event and trying to give it new life. In a sense, I'm a taxidermist.
Yann Martel
I'm not a consumer. I hate buying clothes. I don't have a mobile. I just don't need things. I don't like things.
Yann Martel
A movie is so visually powerful, so overwhelming, that it tends to crowd out how you might have imagined things.
Yann Martel
Fanatics do not have faith - they have belief. With faith you let go. You trust. Whereas with belief you cling.
Yann Martel
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.
Yann Martel
I love Canada. It's a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land.
Yann Martel
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