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All Quotes by author - Louis Theroux
" After studying the subject for years, watching countless YouTube videos of Scientology handlers filming critics and journalists, it felt amazing to be on the receiving end myself: I felt like I'd been blooded. "
" All religions are, in some basic sense, irrational. "
" A lot of money could be saved if we ate urban wildlife. "
" Although my dad's a writer, we grew up in a telly-watching household. I never found him disparaging about television. "
" Arguably, there's an emotional side of life that I'm not always completely plugged into. "
" As a BBC broadcaster, I really do hope that the new incarnation of 'Top Gear' with Chris Evans does well. "
" As a father of two children, I am used to seeing kids in the midst of a five-alarm meltdown over the choice of DVD or the necessity of broccoli. "
" As much as the glasses, it's the Englishness and the gangliness. The apparent lack of muscularity... they indicate I'm not a macho man. "
" Big game hunters and the hunting industry in South Africa know a lot of people regard what they do as terrible, and the media have tended not to do them any favours. So it was an uphill struggle to win trust from the people and to get into the world. "
" Celebrity is quite a fraught word. It is not something I aspire to, but I can certainly see why it could be. "
" 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. "
" Do I care about clothes and stuff? Not much. It's a bit sick, isn't it, people spending all that money on clothes? I'm too stingy. I wouldn't pay £100 for a shirt. "
" Empires will come and go. The Soviet Union collapses; China can become a superpower, but 'Blue Peter' stays the same. "
" For publicity purposes, everything gets simplified, and the fact that I wear glasses and am somewhat bookish makes me a geek. That's fine; there needs to be a shorthand, but there are important geek traits that I don't really share. "
" Funnily enough, the most danger I felt was when I did a story about exotic animals kept as pets in America. "
" Hunting really divides people in Britain. We keep pets, and we name our animals, but we're not too worried about industrial hunting practices. "
" I am always drawn to things that feel different to what I would experience at home: things that offer a combination of unfamiliarity and a sort of bleak glamour. I think the outback has that. "
" I am genuinely a bit confused about the world, a little bit bumbling. "
" I am genuinely slightly vague and chaotic in my habits. For good or ill, you know. "
" I both admired my father and his writing, and I saw how much he valued it. "
" I didn't think, 'I'd really like to work in TV; maybe I could carve out a niche where I talk to people who are somehow involved in marginal or difficult lifestyles... ' It was something I gravitated to very naturally as a subject area, almost instinctively, and somehow turned into a TV career without meaning to. "
" I don't feel that as human beings we have an obligation to dislike someone based on their beliefs, and it's OK to have a human reaction to someone even if you feel what they do is hideous and objectionable. You can still enjoy their company and find them interesting to be around. "
" I don't go around saturated in guilt or anything like that. I do worry about things quite a lot, but I don't feel as though I am a bad person. "
" 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. "
" I don't like watching things where I think the people onscreen are ahead of me or assuming I know something that I don't know. "
" I don't think I'm afraid of anything. "
" I feel like, if there's an elephant in the room, I'd really like to start off by introducing the elephant in the room. And sometimes it's funny. "
" If I actually invited someone to make a documentary about me, and I said, 'Anything goes', and then I refused to answer any questions, that would be inconsistent. "
" I have been to a few A-list parties, but not massively. It's not my life, but it's fun dipping into it. "
" I just follow the subjects I'm interested in. "
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