Today marks 21 years since Yann Martel graced our shelves with Life of Pi and took us on an adventure we never saw coming. To celebrate, I looked up the most liked quotes from the novel on Goodreads, so you didn’t have to!
This philosophical novel has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and today we celebrate 21 years since Pi survived 227 days after a shipwreck stranded on a lifeboat in the ocean. Did I mention he was stranded with a tiger? Here are 5 of the most liked quotes from the novel, according to Goodreads.
1. Most Liked…
“It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.”Yann Martel, Life of Pi
The most liked quote with 4187 likes, and rightly so. How beautiful is this?
2. Choose Wisely.
“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Make sense with 2848 likes.
3. A Word on Fear.
“I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”Yann Martel, Life of Pi
I don’t think I could agree more!
4. A True Romance…
“Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud…”Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Quite possibly the most poetic on the list.
5. And Finally.
“When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.”Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Once again, so poetic and so true.
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