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  • Piscine Militor Patel - Adult: Doubt is useful. It keeps faith a living thing. After all, you cannot know the strength of your faith until it has been tested.


  • 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.


  • 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.
    Writer: It's an amazing story.


  • 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
    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.


  • Santosh Patel: I much rather have you believe in something I don't agree with than to accept everything blindly, and that begins with thinking rationally.


  • Adult Pi Patel: When I thought God was indifferent about my sufferings, He was watching, and gave me rest.


  • 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.


  • 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: It is a lot to take in--to figure out what it all means.
    Adult Pi Patel: If it happens it happens, why should it have meaning?
    Adult Pi Patel: If it happens, it happens, why should it have meaning?


  • Santosh Patel: Do you understand? ... Good.
    Santosh Patel: Do you understand? Good.
    Young Pi Patel: I would like to be baptized.


  • Santosh Patel: ... believe in something ... than to accept everything blindly. And that begins with thinking rationally.
    Santosh Patel: Believe in something then to accept everything blindly. And that begins with thinking rationally.
    Santosh Patel: I do not expect us to agree about everything, but I would much rather have you believe in something I don't agree with, than to accept everything blindly.


  • Santosh Patel: In a few hundred years... science has taken us farther in understanding the universe... than religion has in 10,000.
    Santosh Patel: In a few hundred years science has taken us farther in understanding the universe than religion has in 10,000.
    Gita Patel: That is true. ... Science can teach us more about what is out there..., but not what is in here (heart).
    Gita Patel: That is true. Science can teach us more about what is out there, but not what is in here.


  • 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


  • Santosh Patel: We will sail like Columbus
    Young Pi Patel: But Columbus was looking for India!


  • Adult Pi Patel: 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
    Adult Pi Patel: Even when God seemed to have abandoned me, he was watching. Even when he seemed indifferent to my suffering, he was watching. And when I was beyond all hope of saving, he gave me rest. Then he gave me a sign to continue my journey.


  • Pi: Animals have souls... I have seen it in their eyes.


  • Pi: I surrender. What more do you want?


  • Pi: Of course, I brought the biscuits and the water with me to keep them safe. Idiot.


  • 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.


  • Pi Patel: [facing a storm on the lifeboat] Richard Parker, come out you have to see this! It's beautiful!


  • 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: Thank you for my life. I am ready now.
    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: And I have to live with that.


  • 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.


  • Pi: "It's your story now."
    Pi: It's your story now.


  • Pi: What do you see Richard Parker? Tell me what do you see.


  • Adult Pi Patel: Hunger can change everything you thought you knew yourself !
    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
    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.


  • Adult Pi Patel: All of life is an act of letting go but what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.


  • Pi: above all ..it is important not to lose hope..
    Pi: Above all... it is important not to lose hope.


  • Young Pi Patel: Pi's Father : we are going to Canada, North America PI : but Columbus was looking for India :)
    Pi's Father: We are going to Canada, North America.
    Santosh Patel: We are going to sail like Columbus.
    Pi: But Columbus was looking for India.
    Piscine Militor Patel - Child: But Columbus was looking for India.


  • Adult Pi Patel: 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.


  • 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."
    Adult Pi Patel: Religion is a house with many rooms.
    Writer: "But with no room for doubt?"
    Writer: But with no room for doubt?
    Adult Pi Patel: "Oh yes, room on every floor."
    Adult Pi Patel: Oh yes, room on every floor.


  • Adult Pi Patel: And so it is by God.


  • Adult Pi Patel: It was a time filled with wonder that I'll always remember.


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