Agora que terminei de ler “Life of Pi”, estou curiosa para ver como o livro foi adaptado para o cinema. Me parece uma obra difícil de ser contada só com ação, porque no texto escrito o Pi é tão instrospectivo; sinto que muitas nuances acabariam se perdendo. E: duvido que, no filme, o último capítulo tenha a mesma graça do livro! Vamos ver. Eu demorei bastante para engatar, mas no fim gostei muito da história.
“Life of Pi”, de Yann Martel, para o meu caderno de quotes de livros:
“I have nothing to say of my working life, only that a tie is a noose, and inverted though it is, it will hang a man nonetheless if he’s not careful.” (p. 7)
“There are always those who take it upon themselves to defend God, as if Ultimate Reality, as if the sustaining frame of existence, were something weak and helpless. These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy begging for a new paise, walk by children dressed in rags living in the street, and they think, ‘Business as usual.’ But if they perceive a slight against God, it is a different story. Their faces go red, their chests heave mightily, they sputter angry words. The degree of their indignation is astonishing. Their resolve is frightening.
These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.” (p. 89-90)
“It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.” (p. 360)
“The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn’t that make life a story?” (p. 380)