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Alexander Theroux Quotes

Where there is no style, there is in effect no point of view. There is, essentially, no anger, no conviction, no self. Style is opinion, hung washing, the caliber of a bullet, teething beads.
— Alexander Theroux —

If on a friend's bookshelf
You cannot find Joyce or Sterne
Cervantes, Rabelais, or Burton,
You are in danger, face the fact,
So kick him first or punch him hard
And from him hide behind a curtain.

— Alexander Theroux

The man who has faith in logic is always cuckolded by reality.

— Alexander Theroux

Faculty Meetings are held whenever the need to show off is combined
with the imperative of accomplishing nothing.

— Alexander Theroux

Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging.

— Alexander Theroux

It's true, you can never eat a pet you name. And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy.

— Alexander Theroux

I hate injustice, I despise inequity, I condemn hypocrisy, I abhor the lack of reason.

— Alexander Theroux

Why should a blacksmith put his hands in the fire if he has tongs?

— Alexander Theroux

Reviewing books is all about coziness. It is all of it a kind of caucus race. Women review women, Jewish writers review and praise Jewish writers, blacks review blacks, etc.

— Alexander Theroux

Adultery is the vice of equivocation.
It is not marriage but a mockery of it, a merging that mixes love and dread together like jackstraws. There is no understanding of contentment in adultery ... You belong to each other in what together you've made of a third identity that almost immediately cancels your own. There is a law in art that proves it. Two colors are proven complimentary only when forming that most desolate of all colors
neutral gray.

— Alexander Theroux

Nothing is more subtly destructive than a closed circle of artists feeding on one another. Envy grows from insignificant differences between people, not from overwhelming inequalities ... it was envy that forced them to emulate each other, not esteem.

— Alexander Theroux

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