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Paul Theroux Quotes

(1941), American Novelist, Travel Writer

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.

Category: Death And Dying

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.

Category: Exile

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.

Category: Pessimism

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

Category: Travel And Tourism

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.

Category: Travel And Tourism