Quotes by Larry McMurtry
American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter
Alive from: 1936-
Category: Writers (Contemporary)
Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.
The lives of happy people are dense with their own doings - crowded, active, thick. But the sorrowing are nomads, on a plain with few landmarks and no boundaries; sorrow's horizons are vague and its demands are few.
True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends boyfriends - and he accepts it.
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. Hold the philosophy, hold the adjectives, just give us a plain subject and verb and perhaps a wholesome, nonfattening adverb or two.
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American Novelist 70
American novelist, essayist and poet 55
American novelist, essayist, editor 50
American novelist and short story writer 39
American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 36
Pearl S. Buck
American novelist 29
American novelist 28
American novelist 27