"He has no illusions about the fact that he is just a passing visitor (a privileged one at that), but that doesn’t make his observations, or exquisite writing, any less engaging. A-"
— Entertainment Weekly loves them some Paul Theroux. His latest travelogue, THE LAST TRAIN TO ZONA VERDE, is out today!
"The speed at which I write with a pen seems to be the speed at which my imagination finds the best forms of words."
— Paul Theroux, on always writing a first draft with pen and paper
"The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown, to bear witness to the consequences, tragic or comic, of [people possessed by the narcissism of minor differences."
— Paul Theroux (The Tao of Travel)