Following my review of the movie Life of Pi below and on another blog here, attached below are the top quotes from the movie as decided by the reviewers “Rotten Tomatoes” in the US. The quote that most resonated with me in the movie, was this one: “I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.” It is a very emotional and powerful moment in the movie.
. Pi: I surrender [to you God]. What more do you want?
. Adult Pi Patel: I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.
. Writer: [reading off the report] Mr. Patel’s is an astounding story, courage and endurance unparalleled in the history of ship-wrecks. Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger.
. Adult Pi Patel: So which story do you prefer?
. Writer: The one with the tiger. That’s the better story.
. Adult Pi Patel: Thank you. And so it goes with God.
. Writer: [smiles] It’s an amazing story.
. Adult Pi Patel: Faith is a house with many rooms.
. Writer: But no room for doubt?
. Adult Pi Patel: Oh plenty, on every floor. Doubt is useful, it keeps faith a living thing. After all, you cannot know the strength of your faith until it is tested.
. Pi: God, thank you for giving me my life. I am ready now.
. Pi Patel: [on killing the fish] Thank you Lord Vishnu. Thank you for coming in the form of fish and saving our lives.
. Pi Patel: I can eat biscuits, but God made tigers carnivorous, so I must learn to catch fish. If don’t, I’m afraid his last meal would be a skinny vegetarian boy.
. Adult Pi Patel: [after describing what the priest in the Church told him about Jesus] That made no sense.
. Pi: What do you see Richard Parker? Tell me what do you see [then has a vision of what tiger is seeing].
. Adult Pi Patel: Hunger can change everything you thought you knew yourself!
. Santosh Patel: You think tiger is your friend, he is an animal, not a playmate.
. Pi Patel: Animals have souls… I have seen it in their eyes.
. Pi: Above all… it is important not to lose hope.
. Pi’s Father: We are going to Canada, North America.
. Pi: But Columbus was looking for India.
. Pi: Thank you, Vishnu, for introducing me to Christ.
. Pi: If every unfolding we experience takes us further along in life, then, we are truly experiencing what life is offering…
. Adult Pi Patel: Religion is a house with many rooms.
. Writer: But with no room for doubt?
. Adult Pi Patel: Oh yes, room on every floor.
. Adult Pi Patel: And so it is by God.