Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hot weather yoga for Bedouins

A few fabulous quotations for the week from "Life of Pi":

"Why, Islam is nothing but an easy sort of exercise, I thought. Hot-weather yoga for the Bedouins. Asanas without sweat, heaven without restraint..." "...I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion." *[Please note that I do not have anything against Islam. I think it is a beautiful religion - I simply like the perspective of a young boy on this religion.]

"Our encounters always leave me weary of the glum contentment that characterizes my life." [Have you ever met anyone like that? I love people like this... they open my mind up. I find this quotation so beautiful.]

"I can well imagine an atheist's last words: "White, white! L-L-Love! My God!" -- and the deathbed leap of faith. Whereas the agnostic, if he stays true to his reasonable self, if he stays beholden to dry, yeastless factuality, might try to explain the warm light bathing him by saying, "Possibly a f-f-failing oxygenation of the b-b-brain," and, to the very end, lack imagination and miss the better story."

"At the rate you're going, if you go to temple on Thursday, mosque on Friday, synagogue on Saturday and church on Sunday, you only need to convert to three more religions to be on holiday for the rest of your life."

I love reading.


  1. I love you. And I gave you a shout out on my blog. Go see.

  2. i read this book about a year ago and LOVED it. i want to talk to you about the ending when/if you've gotten there. love YOU!

  3. lu-hu-hu-huv that book :) So gorgeous.


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