"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."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Yann Martel on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Yann Martel on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Yann Martel on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Yann Martel on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Yann Martel on Sun Tzu
"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."
"I'm still learning my craft."