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Larry McMurtry

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If you want one thing too much it’s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk—and feisty gentlemen.

— Larry McMurtry

#dealing-with-it #mottos #awesome

Nobody run off with her,” Roscoe said. "She just run off with herself, I guess.

— Larry McMurtry


I don't see how being married could be any worse than listening to you talk for twenty years, but that still ain't much of a recommendation for it.

— Larry McMurtry


Buffalo Hump knew his son was brave, but that was not enough. If a warrior lacked wisdom, courage alone would not keep him alive for long.

— Larry McMurtry


If you mean Miss Austen, I don't find her particularly romantic," Tasmin declared. "Can't say that I care much about the marriage arrangements among the middle classes." Tasmin Berrybender

— Larry McMurtry

#jane-austen #romance #tasmin #marriage

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.

— Larry McMurtry

#easy #even #get #made #members

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.

— Larry McMurtry

#buy #cars #common #crucial #great

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.

— Larry McMurtry

#being #brings #deep #double #exile

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

— Larry McMurtry

#cheat #enough #man #poke #want

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

— Larry McMurtry

#become #father #father figure #figure #girlfriends

About Larry McMurtry

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He accepted his Oscar wearing jeans and cowboy boots along with his dinner jacket and used his speech to promote books by reminding his audience that "Brokeback Mountain" was a short story by E. His former wife Jo Scott McMurtry an English professor is also the author of five books. Martin Staples Shockley PhD (1908–2003) was one McMurtry's English professors at North Texas.

He is known for his 1975 novel Terms of Endearment his 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove a historical saga that follows ex-Texas Rangers as they drive their cattle from the Rio Grande to a new home in the frontier of Montana and for co-writing the adapted screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. 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.

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