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Yann Martel – 9 Quotes

 

9 Quotes by Yann Martel

 

Every book I’ve written has been a different attempt to understand something, and the success or failure of the previous one is irrelevant. I write the book I want.

– Yann Martel


If I didn’t have children, I think my life would be a failure.

– Yann Martel


Fanatics do not have faith – they have belief. With faith you let go. You trust. Whereas with belief you cling.

– Yann Martel


I love Canada. It’s a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land.

– 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’m still learning my craft.

– Yann Martel


Cinema is visually powerful, it is a complete experience, reaches a different audience. It’s something I really like. I like movies.

– Yann Martel


I find that movies tend to fix the aesthetics of a story in people’s minds.

– Yann Martel


How do you live with evil? Art is traditionally – certainly with my secular background – the answer, but art is very self-referential, whereas religion claims to go beyond the bounds of human existence.

– Yann Martel