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Louis Sebastian Theroux is an English-American documentarian, journalist, broadcaster, and author. He has received two British Academy Television Awards and a Royal Television Society Television Award. He is best known for his documentaries like My Scientology Movie, Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends other travel and lifestyle shows. May these Louis Theroux Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “On the list of qualities necessary to humans trying to make our way through life, truth scores fairly low. Why do people believe and do weird things? Because in the end, feeling alive is more important than telling the truth. We have evolved as living creatures to express ourselves, to be creative, to tell stories. We are instruments for feeling, faith, energy, emotion, significance, belief, but not really truth.” Louis Theroux

2. “But people don’t change their beliefs easily. Even when their deepest convictions are challenged – by the failure of the world to end, for example – they continue on their way, sticking to the old routine: they get back on their weird bikes and ride again.” Louis Theroux

3. “But one didn’t attach any more significance to these rumors than to the idea that a certain film star had a furry animal removed from his rectum” Louis Theroux

4. “I think of myself as being quite affable, approachable, fairly easy to get to know.” Louis Theroux

5. “She said. “I actually had my butt torn a few weeks ago. But it’s like any job. You have good days and bad days.” Louis Theroux

She said. "I actually had my butt torn a few weeks ago. But it's like any job. You have good days and bad days.

6. “When you don’t have access to a subject, and all you have is ex-members and critics, there is this gravitational pull toward telling a certain version of events. Scientology would say this, and they have a point, that it’s like doing a portrait of a marriage in which you’re only hearing from the ex-wife and not the ex-husband.” Louis Theroux

7. “Arguably, there’s an emotional side of life that I’m not always completely plugged into.” Louis Theroux

8. “Sometimes I feel a bit socially disconnected in terms of being a little bit gullible about how people interrelate emotionally.” Louis Theroux

9. “I think everybody carries a slight sense of being different, and I know that it comes very naturally to me.” Louis Theroux

10. “Perhaps it’s understandable to be more jaded on one’s second exposure to something strange.” Louis Theroux

Perhaps it's understandable to be more jaded on one's second exposure to something strange.

11. “It’s difficult to describe the weirdness of speaking to a man who appears to be perfectly in control of his faculties, who can deliver off-the-cuff repartee, and yet who is actually utterly disconnected from who he is.” Louis Theroux

12. “I’ve always seen TV as… it didn’t occupy the same rarefied space as literature, but it’s art you can use day to day. I’ve never been hung up on where it figures in the hierarchy of learning.” Louis Theroux

13. “I don’t like that feeling of holding back difficult questions. I feel like the more I can be transparent in the way I approach a story, the more it makes a satisfying programme.” Louis Theroux

14. “Clearly I’m able to read emotions. But I do feel… What is it? Awkwardness. I’m not a slick dude. That’s what it comes down to. The nakedness, the guilelessness… that’s quite real.” Louis Theroux

15. “I never misrepresent my position – you’ve got to be strong enough to make the argument and marshal the case.” Louis Theroux

I never misrepresent my position - you've got to be strong enough to make the argument and marshal the case.

16. “I just follow the subjects I’m interested in.” Louis Theroux

17. “I’m not trying to acquire a reputation as serious documentary maker for its own sake.” Louis Theroux

18. “People say I’m deceptively unassuming, but that’s the way I go through life. I’m not flash. You can make it sound calculated, but it’s pretty much just me.” Louis Theroux

19. “Weird Weekends set out to discover the genuinely odd in the most ordinary setting. To me, it’s almost a privilege to be welcomed into these communities and to shine a light on them and, maybe, through my enthusiasm, to get people to reveal more of themselves than they may have intended. The show is laughing at me, adrift in their world, as much as at them. I don’t have to play up that stuff. I’m not a matinee idol disguised as a nerd” Louis Theroux

20. “I sometimes get accused of being ‘faux-naïve,’ but for me, it’s really just about getting down to the basics of something.” Louis Theroux

I sometimes get accused of being 'faux-naive,' but for me, it's really just about getting down to the basics of something.

21. “It’s an industry of lonely people in a crowd, Bill Margold was saying. ‘They’re scared to get close to each other. You’re far better off having someone to sleep next to then having someone to sleep with because you have to trust someone you sleep next to.” Louis Theroux

22. “In my normal way of doing things, there’s a little bit of ‘going native’ that takes place, where you’re in a world long enough, you can’t really help but start to see things in a nuanced, more humanistic way. Just because you’re with people and you start to in general slightly like the people you’re with.” Louis Theroux

23. “Maybe the things that thrill me aren’t going to get me 500 years in prison.” Louis Theroux

24. “When interviews are too cosy, I don’t enjoy them.” Louis Theroux

25. “When you’re in your 40s, you become more conscious of life being of limited duration and that you need to create memories and go on little adventures from time to time.” Louis Theroux

When you're in your 40s, you become more conscious of life being of limited duration and that you need to create memories and go on little adventures from time to time.

26. “You can say, ‘I am a poet, rock-climbing shaman, and my name is Hiawatha Moonbeam,’ and people in America will say, ‘Hey, that’s great. All power to you, man’.” Louis Theroux

27. Reflecting the truth sounds easy, but sometimes it’s not.” Louis Theroux

28. “Meeting forensic patients for the first time could occasionally be an unnerving experience. They often came across as mild and gentle people, but the details of the crimes were harrowing in the extreme.” Louis Theroux

29. “The thing is, I have never been that confident, and, um, I have a lot of self-doubt, and I had never – I don’t think I ever would have consciously chosen to be a television presenter.” Louis Theroux

30. “Most people feel that they are the heroes of their own lives and that they’re good people. So if they’re in a crisis, they feel an understandable urge to set out their own version of events.” Louis Theroux

Most people feel that they are the heroes of their own lives and that they're good people. So if they're in a crisis, they feel an understandable urge to set out their own version of events.

31. “Alcohol, for those addicted to it, is a kind of infatuation. It ends up displacing other relationships, becoming inseparable from your sense of who you are until a better, longer life no longer seems possible” Louis Theroux

32. “How odd, I thought, that even though I don’t believe it still feels nice to be included.” Louis Theroux

33. “Now, with no hate group to run, Jerry spent his days playing Mah-jong on his computer.” Louis Theroux

34. “I wasn’t quite sure what I’d just seen, but I knew it was time for me to leave.” Louis Theroux

35. “The world is a stage we walk upon. We are all in a way fictional characters who write ourselves with our beliefs.” Louis Theroux

The world is a stage we walk upon. We are all in a way fictional characters who write ourselves with our beliefs.

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Being a mischievous youth in my early days, I often cause misunderstanding among my classmates and friends. This also lead to numerous failed social relationships among my peers. The pandemic led me to reassess my life and through a series of unplanned events, I am now the one giving people advice through the power of words.

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