Excerpts of my favorites lines from the book Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
“Why do people move? What makes them uproot and leave everything they’ve known for a great unknown beyond the horizon? Why climb Mount Everest of formalities that makes you feel like a beggar? Why enter this jungle of foreignness where everything is new, strange and difficult? The answer is the same the world over: people move in the hope of a better life.”
“I speak in all modesty as I say this, but I discovered at that moment that I have a fierce will to live. It’s not something evident, in my experience. Some of us give up on life with only a resigned sigh. Other fight a little, then lose hope. Still others – and I am of those – never give up. We fight and fight and fight. We fight no matter the cost of battle, the losses we take, the improbability of success. We fight to the very end. It’s not a question of courage. It’s something constitutional, an inability to let go. It may be nothing more than life-hungry stupidity.”
“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.”
The Life of Pi holds an interesting and a deep story about survival, life, courage and faith.
If you love animals, you’ll also be learning a lot from this book.
Moreover, this book will entertain you through its humor and will ignite your fascination to animals; it will tear your hearts down through the circumstances that the character underwent; it will boost your souls through the kind of faith that the character has exuded; and it will bring hope and courage through the characters experiences.
I hope you will enjoy reading this book as much as I did. There’s also a movie out in the theatres, so you might as well check it out.