Larry McMurtry Quotes.
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.
I’m glad I’ve been wrong enough to keep in practice. . . You can’t avoid it, you’ve got to learn to handle it. If you only come face to face with your own mistakes once or twice in your life it’s bound to be extra painful. I face mine every day–that way they ain’t usually much worse than a dry shave.
A woman’s love is like the morning dew. It’s just as likely to settle on a horse turd as a rose.
Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.
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.
Only a rank degenerate would drive 1,500 miles across Texas without eating a chicken fried steak.
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.
Self-parody is the first portent of age.
A bookmanвЂ™s love of books is a love of books, not merely of the information in them.
Uva uvum vivendo varia fit
It’s a fine world, though rich in hardships at times.
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.
The earth is mostly just a boneyard. But pretty in the sunlight.
If a warrior lacked wisdom, courage alone would not keep him alive for long.
There isn’t a thought in my head I care to be alone with for more than five minutes.
True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends’ boyfriends – and he accepts it.
Part of the trick of being happy is a refusal to allow oneself to become too nostalgic for the heady triumphs of one’s youth.
Writing is a form of herding. I herd words into little paragraph-like clusters.
Americans don’t want cowboys to be gay.
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
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 analagous to a good country breakfast: what we want is something simple, but nourishing to the imagination. Hold the philosophy, hold the adjectives, just give us a plain subject and verb and perhaps a wholesome, nonfattening adverb or two.
A man that ain’t willin’ to cheat for a poke don’t want it bad enough.
People would be bored shitless if they had to love only the good in someone they care about.
Mystery is underrated, and understanding is overrated.