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Paul Theroux

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Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation-- experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way

— Paul Theroux


The measure of civilized behavior is compassion.

— Paul Theroux

#humanity #travel #africa

...a society without jaywalkers might indicate a society without artists.

— Paul Theroux

#asia #jaywalking #art

You go away for a long time and return a different person - you never come all the way back

— Paul Theroux

#gone #home #travel #change

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

#awful #cause #contemplate #death #endless

The topography of literature, the fact in fiction,is one of my pleasures -- I mean, where the living road enters the pages of a book, and you are able to stroll along both the real and imagined road.

— Paul Theroux

#literature #place #topography #imagination

I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.

— Paul Theroux

#cannot #days #i #longer #make

Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It's also about mutual help, not about exploitation.

— Paul Theroux

#also #exploitation #failings #friendship #help

Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.

— Paul Theroux

#been #going #know #tourists #travelers

I am happy being what I am.

— Paul Theroux

#being #happy #i #i am #i am happy

About Paul Theroux

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His novel The Mosquito Coast was made into a film of the same name (1986). While there Theroux helped a political opponent of Prime Minister Hastings Banda escape to Uganda. He has since written a number of other travel books including descriptions of traveling by train from Boston to Argentina (The Old Patagonian Express) walking around the United Kingdom (The Kingdom By The Sea) kayaking in the South Pacific (The Happy Isles Of Oceania) visiting China (Riding the Iron Rooster) and traveling from Cairo to Cape Town (Dark Star Safari).

He is the father of British authors and documentary makers Louis Theroux and Marcel Theroux the brother of authors Alexander Theroux and Peter Theroux and uncle to the American actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux. Paul Edward Theroux (born April 10 1941) is an American travel writer and novelist whose best known work of travel writing is perhaps The Great Railway Bazaar (1975).

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