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Paul Theroux

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День рождения: 10.04.1941 года
Возраст: 77 лет
Место рождения: Медфорд, Массачусетс, США

Quotes of Paul Theroux

Американский писатель

  • ⋅Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing. /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
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  • ⋅Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅I like the idea of isolation, I like the idea of solitude. You can be connected and have a phone and still be lonely. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅A travel book is about someone who goes somewhere, travels on the ground, sees something and spends quite a lot of time doing it, and has a hard time, and then comes back and writes about it. It's not about inventing. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅I can't predict how reading habits will change. But I will say that the greatest loss is the paper archive - no more a great stack of manuscripts, letters, and notebooks from a writer's life, but only a tiny pile of disks, little plastic cookies where once were calligraphic marvels. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅I know there are writers who feel unhappy with domesticity and who even manufacture domestic turmoil in order to have something to write about. With me, though, the happier I feel, the better I write. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅It's only when you're alone that you realize where you are. You have nothing to fall back on except your own resources. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅The people of Hong Kong are criticized for only being interested in business, but it's the only thing they've been allowed to do. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅When I started writing, I did have some idealised notion of my dad as a writer. But I have less and less of a literary rivalry with him as I've gone on. I certainly don't feel I need his approval, although maybe that's because I'm confident that I've got it. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅If you're a misanthrope you stay at home. There are certain writers who really don't like other people. I'm not like that, I don't think. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅When I began to make some money, I really wanted to have a home. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅The moment that changed me for ever was the moment my first child was born. I was happy, filled with hope, and thought, 'Now I understand the whole point of work, of life, of love.' /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity. /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
  • ⋅The amount of hassle involved in travel can be overwhelming. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅Travel works best when you're forced to come to terms with the place you're in. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅Mark Twain was a great traveler and he wrote three or four great travel books. I wouldn't say that I'm a travel novelist but rather a novelist who travels - and who uses travel as a background for finding stories of places. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don't know and trusting them with your life. /Paul Theroux
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  • ⋅Travel is at its most rewarding when it ceases to be about your reaching a destination and becomes indistinguishable from living your life /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
  • ⋅Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us. /Paul Theroux
  • ⋅Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. /Paul Theroux
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