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17 golden Louis Theroux quotes to use in your everyday life

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Louis Theroux is a national treasure - and we can all thank the TV gods for putting him back on our screens again this autumn.

His hard-hitting documentary about heroin abuse in the US was so affecting that it had fans calling for him to be knighted, and was a continuation of Louis’ transition towards much more serious documentaries, very different from the bizarre and whimsical topics he used to explore in his earlier days of film-making.

While Louis is still fascinating when exploring the likes of drug use and alcoholism, I do sometimes miss his turns as an amateur gangsta rapper and his forays into the world of porn - not least because they provided us with some excellent quotes, that are even funnier when taken out of context.

There’s a Louis quote for every occasion - you just have to use it right…

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    What you think whenever there's a screaming baby on the bus

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    Explaining why you're choosing Netflix and pizza over a big weekend sesh

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    When your parents visited you back in your uni days

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    When you meet literally any Arsenal fan

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    When you're on a big one and someone asks where Tom's gone

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    Before you all just give up on him completely

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    When your mate tags you in yet another bizarre Facebook meme

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    Attempting to flirt, part I

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    Attempting to flirt, part II

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    The moment that comes roughly three pints into a night down the pub, and you feel like the very best version of yourself

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    And when you wake up, hungover, 10 minutes before you're supposed to start work

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    When the one person you know at the house party asks why you've been hiding in the toilets for the past 25 minutes

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  1. 13.

    When it's curry night

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    On any dancefloor of a really bad nightclub you've been dragged to against your will

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    When you - a grown man who is a afraid of children - meet your mate's brand new baby

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    When you use your girlfriend's shower gel, which you've always thought smells much nicer

    17 golden Louis Theroux quotes to use in your everyday life
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    And when you get one of those existential hangovers - the ones no amount of Nurofen will shake

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