Yann Martel

A Quote by Yann Martel on death, survival, fierce, hope, battle, fight, inevitablity, epiphany, self-revelation, and self-realization

My face set to a grim and determined expression. 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. Others fight a little, then lose hope. Still others--and I am one 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 maybe nothing more than life-hungry stupidity.

Yann Martel

Source: Life of Pi, Pages: 148

Contributed by: Ravi

A Quote by Yann Martel on life, death, joy, and beauty

The reason death sticks so closely to life isn’t biological necessity – it’s envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it...

Yann Martel

Source: Life of Pi

Contributed by: Jessica

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