Quotes by American Novelist Paul Theroux


Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. Paul Theroux

You define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you are grateful. Paul Theroux

Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind. Paul Theroux

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art. Paul Theroux
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The realization that he is white in a black country, and respected for it, is the turning point in the expatriate's career. He can either forget it, or capitalize on it. Most choose the latter. Paul Theroux
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You define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you're grateful. Paul Theroux

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. Paul Theroux

The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity. Paul Theroux
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Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us. Paul Theroux

Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing. Paul Theroux
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Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. Paul Theroux


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