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zoo animals are amply fed

So you see, if you fall into a lion’s pit, the reason the lion will tear you to pieces is not because it’s hungry—be assured, zoo animals are amply fed—or because it’s bloodthirsty, but because you’ve invaded its territory.

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Literature

Magic Cards: Tiger Eye

Hopefully you have enjoyed your most recent celebrations.  It’s time for a new rotation.

Tiger Eye.  Tiger Balm.

Ok.  Tiger Eye soothes, and when crushed into a fine powder, and when added to Tiger Balm, it makes your legs burn, and the mosquitoes don’t want you anymore. 389 more words

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a measure of madness

All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. 11 more words

Literature

ferocious and dangerous

“There are animals we haven’t stopped by. Don’t think they’re harmless. Life will defend itself no matter how small it is. Every animal is ferocious and dangerous. 43 more words

Literature

choose doubt

But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Literature

Religion is darkness

“Religion?” Mr. Kumar grinned broadly. “I don’t believe in religion. Religion is darkness.”

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Literature

that elusive, irrational number

And so, in that Greek letter that looks like a shack with a corrugated tin roof, in that elusive, irrational number with which scientists try to understand the universe, I found refuge.

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Literature