|Born||Larry Jeff McMurtry
June 3, 1936
Archer City, Texas, U.S.
|Education||University of North Texas
|Occupation||Novelist, screenwriter, essayist|
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.
True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends – and he accepts it.
A man that ain't willin' to cheat for a poke don't want it bad enough.
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.
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.
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.
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.