"I love Canada. It's a wonderful political act of faith that exists atop a breathtakingly beautiful land."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Yann Martel on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Yann Martel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Yann Martel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Yann Martel on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Yann Martel on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"I'm still learning my craft."