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Larry McMurtry - Quotes

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No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.

No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won't start.

A man that ain't willin' to cheat for a poke don't want it bad enough. ---->>>

Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves. ---->>>

True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends - and he accepts it. ---->>>

If we know anything about man, it's that he's not pacific. The temptation to butcher anyone considered undesirable seems to be a common temptation, not always resisted. ---->>>

One of the things that Ang brings to all of his projects is his deep sense of being a double exile, an outsider's outsider. ---->>>

Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic. ---->>>

You expect far too much of a first sentence. Think of it as analogous to a good country breakfast: what we want is something simple, but nourishing to the imagination. ---->>>

Americans don't want cowboys to be gay. ---->>>

Self-parody is the first portent of age. ---->>>

Members of the Academy are mostly urban people. We are an urban nation. We are not a rural nation. It's not easy even to get a rural story made. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-03, 1936
Birthplace: Archer City, Texas, U.S.
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Occupation: Writer
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Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas. His novels include Horseman, Pass By (1962), The Last Picture Show (1966) and Terms of Endearment (1975), which were adapted into films earning 26 Academy Award nominations (10 wins) (wikipedia)