Paul Theroux Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Paul Theroux quotes, Paul Theroux sayings, and Paul Theroux proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation-- experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way. Paul Theroux
One thing about cold weather: it brings out the statistician in everyone. Paul Theroux
Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. Paul Theroux
Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. Paul Theroux
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. 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
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. Paul Theroux
A gun show is about like-minded people who feel as if everything has been taken away from them - jobs, money, pride. Paul Theroux
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. Paul Theroux
The grand tour is just the inspired man's way of heading home. Paul Theroux
Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way Paul Theroux
Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing. Paul Theroux
Animal lovers often tend to be misanthropes or loners, and so they transfer their affection to the creature in their control. Paul Theroux
The Colombians are good-tempered people. They are used to waiting for buses that are late, used to riding buses and trains that do not arrive. Paul Theroux
Travel is a vanishing act, a solitary trip down a pinched line of geography to oblivion. Paul Theroux
Maine out of season is unmistakably a great destination: hospitable, good-humored, plenty of elbow room, short days, dark nights of crackling ice crystals. Paul Theroux
Maine is a joy in the summer. But the soul of Maine is more apparent in the winter. Paul Theroux
A novel captures essence that is not possible in any other form. Paul Theroux
Delay and dirt are the realities of the most rewarding travel. Paul Theroux
There is no faster way of destroying a man, or mocking his ideas, than making him fashionable. Paul Theroux
One of the upsides of tourism is that people begin to take themselves a little more seriously (and think their) culture is worth something. So rather than disparaging the local culture, they vitalize it. Paul Theroux
When I was in the Peace Corps I never made a phone call. I was in Central Africa; I didn't make a phone call for two years. I was in Uganda for another four years and I didn't make a phone call. So for six years I didn't make a phone call, but I wrote letters, I wrote short stories, I wrote books. Paul Theroux
You go away for a long time and return a different person - you never come all the way back. Paul Theroux
Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us. Paul Theroux
Even the most distant and exotic place has its parallel in ordinary life. Paul Theroux
The train can reasssure you in awful places -- a far cry from the anxious sweats of doom aeroplanes inspire, or the nauseating gas-sickness of the long-distance bus, or the paralysis that afflicts the car passenger. Paul Theroux
Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation. Paul Theroux
Maine out of season is unmistakably a great destination: hospitable, good-humored, plenty of elbow room, short days, dark nights of crackling ice crystals. Paul Theroux
Maine out of season is unmistakably a great destination: hospitable, good-humored, plenty of elbow room, short days, dark nights of crackling ice crystals. Paul Theroux