Life of Pi: 15 epic dialogues that will change your life

Ang Lee’s adventure drama film ‘Life of Pi’ is an incredible work of art with a philosophical outlook.

‘Life of Pi’ is a visual extravaganza which also acts as an amazing therapy for the soul. It revolves around a young man named Pi Patel who gets shipwrecked in a vast ocean and survives on a boat with the company of a Bengal tiger. Based on Yann Martel’s bestselling novel of the same name, the movie takes you on a spiritual journey through its characters and conveys a message of never losing hope while struggling with the odds. Along with all the other great aspects, this movie is also full of dialogues that teach a lot about life.

“Doubt is useful, it keeps faith a living thing. After all, you cannot know the strength of your faith until it has been tested.”

“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?”

“Survival is a state of mind.”

“When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.”

“Yes, the story with animals is the better story.”

“With the very first rays of light it came alive in me: hope. As things emerged in outline and filled with colour, hope increased until it was like a song in my heart. Oh, what it was to bask in it! Things would work out yet. The worst was over. I had survived the night.”

“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 good-bye. 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.”

“Believing in everything at the same time, is the same as not believing in anything at all.”

“Why tolerate darkness? Everything else is here and clear, if only we look for it.”

“The lower you are, the higher your mind will want to soar.”

“Even when God seemed to have abandoned me, he was watching. Even when he seemed indifferent to my sufferings, he was watching. And when I was beyond all hope of saving, he gave me rest. That gave me a sign to continue my journey.”

“Believe in something…that to accept everything blindly. And that begins with thinking rationally.”

“You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.”

“You can get used to anything. Isn’t that what all survivors say?”

“Above all, don’t lose hope.”

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