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 :: 1941-, American Novelist, Travel Writer

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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 - [Death and Dying]

 

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Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
~ Paul Theroux - [Travel and Tourism]

 

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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 - [Exile]

 

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Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
~ Paul Theroux - [Travel and Tourism]

 

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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 - [Pessimism]

 

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