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Paul Theroux

"Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us." Paul Theroux
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Paul Theroux

"The train passed fruit farms and clean villages and Swiss cycling in kerchiefs, calendar scenes that you admire for a moment before feeling an urge to move on to a new month" Paul Theroux
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"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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"It is usually expensive and lonely to be principled" Paul Theroux
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"It is the simplest fact of Indian life: there are too many Indians" 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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"Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves." Paul Theroux
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"Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation; and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind" Paul Theroux
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"Riding the Iron Rooster." Paul Theroux
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"The kind of travel I do is a reaction to that. Instead of going to meet gorillas or Bhutan, I prefer to go [my own way] and do things the wealthy wouldn't dare to do." Paul Theroux
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"There are probably more annoying things than being hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish rock star in a cowboy hat, but I can't think of one at the moment." Paul Theroux
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"Travel is glamorous only in retrospect." Paul Theroux
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"The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity." 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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"I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better" Paul Theroux
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"The drug tour he had hoped would be unique, his own, ... was apparently a widely known trip down a well-traveled path, in the sort of full-color brochure that also described gorilla encounters in Africa and white-water rafting on the Ganges and treks to the Everest base camp and birding in Mongolia." 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 are grateful." Paul Theroux
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"The Australian Book of Etiquette is a very slim volume" Paul Theroux
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"Banks and donors and charities claimed to have had successes in Mozambique. I suspected they invented these successes to justify their existence," Paul Theroux
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"Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind." Paul Theroux
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"Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing." Paul Theroux
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