The best Quotes by Paul Theroux

The best Quotes by Paul Theroux

Paul Edward Theroux (born April 10, 1941) is an American novelist and travel writer who has written numerous books, including the travelogue The Great Railway Bazaar (1975).

Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.
I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
Maine is a joy in the summer. But the soul of Maine is more apparent in the winter.
It's only when you're alone that you realize where you are. You have nothing to fall back on except your own resources.
Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.

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You're gonna like Massachusetts. It's very patriotic - perfect for a fresh start.
Georgia Miller in Ginny & Georgia - Season 1 Episode 1
I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place - Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.
The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broken, he is just the latest and most extreme symptom of what's gone wrong in America. A product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.
Elizabeth Warren (as Senator of Massachusetts) - February 9, 2019
I went to Massachusetts to make a difference. I didn't go there to begin a political career running time and time again. I made a difference. I put in place the things I wanted to do.
Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Massachusetts - and that's pretty much the same thing.
A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
16
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
16
Nothing's gonna save our lifes, so... we're breathing borrowed air.
Will Newman in Five Feet Apart
7
Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying "I would stay and love you, but I have to go".
8
The world is like a book. Those who don't travel read only one page.
4
Tenerife is an island that has a lot going on for it: The beach, year-round summer and tons of tourists.
Coral in Sky Rojo - Season 1 Episode 1
The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
Maine - you can spit on Canada from here!
You Know You're in Maine:

If you own more than four pair of gloves.
If every other vehicle is a 4X4.
If in March your vehicle is 43% mud.
If you leave your keys in your car and the next morning your car is still there.
If your central heating system is fueled by large logs.
If people drive 100 miles to shop in a real mall.
If more than 1/2 the meat in your freezer is moose.
If the bumper jack in your pickup will lift a house.
If dressing up means wearing a tie with your flannel shirt.
If you don't use your blinker because everyone already knows where you're going.
Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.
36
You mean well, but leave me be
Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Elsa in Frozen -
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Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime.
5
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
3
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
7
"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
6
It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
4
I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
4
What other people think of you is none of your business.
24
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
21
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
6
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
5
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
2
The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
4
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
12
The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
30
Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
29
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
20
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
14
Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
28
"Lost something?"
"Yes, my mind."
The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
1
"It's no use fretting for what you can't get," croaked the raven. "Does being angry make any difference? Be sensible! What can you do about it?"
1
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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