"Cinema is visually powerful, it is a complete experience, reaches a different audience. It's something I really like. I like movies."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Yann Martel on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Yann Martel on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Yann Martel on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Yann Martel on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Yann Martel on Walt Disney
"If I didn't have children, I think my life would be a failure."
"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."
"I love Canada. It's a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land."
"Fanatics do not have faith - they have belief. With faith you let go. You trust. Whereas with belief you cling."
"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."