Yann Martel Quotes & Sayings

38 most famous Yann Martel quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Yann Martel Quotes
“Fanatics do not have faith - they have belief. With faith you let go. You trust. Whereas with belief you cling.”
Yann Martel Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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.”
“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 Quotes
“I think art comes from some sense of discomfort with the world, some sense of not quite fitting with it.”
Yann Martel Quotes
“I'm looking at a dead event and trying to give it new life. In a sense, I'm a taxidermist.”
Yann Martel Quotes
“A great literary work can be completely, completely unpredictable. Which can sometimes make them very hard to read, but it gives them a great originality.”
Yann Martel Quotes
“Books are something social - a writer speaking to a reader - so I think making the reading of a book the center of a social event, the meeting of a book club, is a brilliant idea.”
Yann Martel Quotes
“I love Canada. It's a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land.”
Yann Martel Quotes
“Words are much better at relating emotions and thoughts.”

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