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"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."
John Burroughs
Paul Theroux Quotes
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

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

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

The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity.
Paul Theroux

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

Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
Paul Theroux

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
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

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
1941-04-10
Year of Death:

Nationality:
American
 

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