"The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human. Meander if you want to get to town."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Michael Ondaatje on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Michael Ondaatje on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Michael Ondaatje on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Michael Ondaatje on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Michael Ondaatje on Golda Meir
"In the book the relationship with Katharine and Almasy is sort of only in the patient's mind."
"That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes."