Paul Theroux Quotes.

1. "Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

2. "Travel is glamorous only in retrospect."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

3. "Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

4. "I cannot make my days longer, so I strive to make them better."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

5. "He regarded himself as an accomplished writer — a clear sign of madness in anyone."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

6. "Connection" is the triumphal cry these days. Connection has made people arrogant, impatient, hasty, and presumptuous. ...I don't doubt that instant communication has been good for business, even for the publishing business, but it has done nothing for literature, and might even have harmed it. In many ways connection has been disastrous. We have confused information (of which there is too much) with ideas (of which there are too few). I found out much more about the world and myself by being unconnected."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

7. "Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

8. "Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

9. "In countries where all the crooked politicians wear pin-striped suits, the best people are bare-assed."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

10. "Notice how many of the Olympic athletes effusively thanked their mothers for their success? She drove me to my practice at four in the morning, etc. Writing is not figure skating or skiing. Your mother will not make you a writer. My advice to any young person who wants to write is: leave home."
- Quote by Paul Theroux

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