Larry McMurtry

American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter (1936-2021)

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.

Quotes edit

  • A woman's love is like the morning dew. It's just as likely to settle on a horse turd as a rose.
    • Leaving Cheyenne (1963).
  • "It's really quite simple. Mr. Isinglass robbed my father, destroyed my mother, exiled my brothers, and ruined me. If I catch him asleep I'll kill him. I do hope you like this pudding. I had to ride quite a way to find the plums."
    • Anything For Billy (1988).

The Late Child (1995) edit

  • "We choose our lovers for their flaws, you know," Mel said. "People would be bored shitless if they had to love only the good in someone they care about."
  • "Pat, did they get you for the embezzling?" Harmony asked.
"That, and the fact that I got stopped with a few pills in my car," Pat said. "Seventeen thousand pills, to be exact".

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