Paul Theroux quotes

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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 ...
Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.
Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
You must not judge people by their country. In South America, it is always wise to judge people by their altitude.
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 ...
Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness.
"Mustn't grumble" was the most English of expressions. English patience was mingled inertia and despair. What was the use? But Ame ...
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