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Larry McMurtry quotes: The crimes the law can understand are not the worst crimes. The crimes the law can understand are not the worst crimes.
Larry McMurtry quotes: They don't know it, but the wrath of the Lord is about to descend upon them. They don't know it, but the wrath of the Lord is about to descend upon them.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Losing weight. When we finish eating this horse I Losing weight. When we finish eating this horse I
Larry McMurtry quotes: You're the only man I know whose brain don't work unless it's in the shade. You're the only man I know whose brain don't work unless it's in the shade.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Alone. "A military unit is a fine thing when it works," he said. "But it usually don't work. A solitary feat of arms is better, if the foe is worthy. Alone. "A military unit is a fine thing when it works," he said. "But it usually don't work. A solitary feat of arms is better, if the foe is worthy.
Larry McMurtry quotes: I suppose you set up reading the Good Book all night-spoken by Woodrow Call I suppose you set up reading the Good Book all night-spoken by Woodrow Call
Larry McMurtry quotes: She didn't know what to do with the severed leg. She had cut it off, but she didn't want to touch it or even look at it. She didn't know what to do with the severed leg. She had cut it off, but she didn't want to touch it or even look at it.
Larry McMurtry quotes: It was a quiet day in Tombstone. It was a quiet day in Tombstone.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Texas is rich in unredeemed dreams Texas is rich in unredeemed dreams
Larry McMurtry quotes: A sleeping man would miss the best of the evening, and the moonrise as well. A sleeping man would miss the best of the evening, and the moonrise as well.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Her own folly amused her: she had once thought of herself as smart - but look at where she was. Her own folly amused her: she had once thought of herself as smart - but look at where she was.
Larry McMurtry quotes: 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. 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 quotes: It's very peculiar, the situations life presents one with, Father Geoff reflected. It's very peculiar, the situations life presents one with, Father Geoff reflected.
Larry McMurtry quotes: it seemed he had to be talking every waking minute as a means of holding his own fears in balance. it seemed he had to be talking every waking minute as a means of holding his own fears in balance.
Larry McMurtry quotes: I won't tolerate vanity in a man, though I will in a woman. I won't tolerate vanity in a man, though I will in a woman.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Woodrow don't mention nothing he can keep from mentioning. You couldn't call him a mentioner. Woodrow don't mention nothing he can keep from mentioning. You couldn't call him a mentioner.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Figure the reason you don't have much to say is you probably never met a man who liked to hear a woman talk. Figure the reason you don't have much to say is you probably never met a man who liked to hear a woman talk.
Larry McMurtry quotes: No matter how well he worked. It was a little discouraging: the harder he tried to please the Captain, the less the Captain seemed to be pleased. No matter how well he worked. It was a little discouraging: the harder he tried to please the Captain, the less the Captain seemed to be pleased.
Larry McMurtry quotes: His purpose was to get done what needed to be done, and what needed to be done was simple, if not easy. His purpose was to get done what needed to be done, and what needed to be done was simple, if not easy.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Could any woman live every day with that level of masculinity? Could any woman live every day with that level of masculinity?
Larry McMurtry quotes: If I had a mind to rent pigs, I'd be mighty upset. A man that likes to rent pigs won't be stopped. If I had a mind to rent pigs, I'd be mighty upset. A man that likes to rent pigs won't be stopped.
Larry McMurtry quotes: I don't claim to know much: cards, fucking, and dentistry about covers it, Doc said. I don't claim to know much: cards, fucking, and dentistry about covers it, Doc said.
Larry McMurtry quotes: I sing about life. I am happy, but life is sad. I sing about life. I am happy, but life is sad.
Larry McMurtry quotes: 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. 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 quotes: He might die, but at least he could fight first, and not simply pass his days shaking at the expectation of slaughter. He might die, but at least he could fight first, and not simply pass his days shaking at the expectation of slaughter.
Larry McMurtry quotes: A man that sleeps all night wastes too much of life. A man that sleeps all night wastes too much of life.
Larry McMurtry quotes: In the last year or two he had not only grown indifferent to company, he had begun to find it irritating. In the last year or two he had not only grown indifferent to company, he had begun to find it irritating.
Larry McMurtry quotes: I just got gang-egged, or egg-banged or something.Sheriff Toots Burns. I just got gang-egged, or egg-banged or something.
Sheriff Toots Burns.
Larry McMurtry quotes: He loved the way she smelled in the mornings; he liked to sniff at her shoulders or her throat. He loved the way she smelled in the mornings; he liked to sniff at her shoulders or her throat.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Basically Jake just dreamed his way through life and somehow got by with it. Basically Jake just dreamed his way through life and somehow got by with it.
Larry McMurtry quotes: The older the violin, the sweeter the music. The older the violin, the sweeter the music.
Larry McMurtry quotes: It was something, what must go through men's mind where women were concerned, to cause them to behave so strangely. It was something, what must go through men's mind where women were concerned, to cause them to behave so strangely.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Better by far never to have known the pleasure than to have the pain that followed. Better by far never to have known the pleasure than to have the pain that followed.
Larry McMurtry quotes: The only bookstore I had was the paperback rack at the drugstore. The only bookstore I had was the paperback rack at the drugstore.
Larry McMurtry quotes: You probably drink too much. If you hand me that bottle, I'll reduce your temptations. Augustus "Gus" McCrae You probably drink too much. If you hand me that bottle, I'll reduce your temptations.
Augustus "Gus" McCrae
Larry McMurtry quotes: Maude Jones, had killed herself with a shotgun one morning, leaving a note which merely said, 'Can't stand listening to this wind no more. Maude Jones, had killed herself with a shotgun one morning, leaving a note which merely said, 'Can't stand listening to this wind no more.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Yesterday's gone on down the river and you can't get it back. Yesterday's gone on down the river and you can't get it back.
Larry McMurtry quotes: This is a damn useless conversation. Goodbye. (Charles Goodnight to Woodrow Call) This is a damn useless conversation. Goodbye. (Charles Goodnight to Woodrow Call)
Larry McMurtry quotes: I don't eat the white of eggs if I can help it," Jasper said. "I hear it causes blindness. I don't eat the white of eggs if I can help it," Jasper said. "I hear it causes blindness.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Part of him wanted to remember; part of him needed to forget. Part of him wanted to remember; part of him needed to forget.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Give Call a grievance, however silly, and he would save it like money. Give Call a grievance, however silly, and he would save it like money.
Larry McMurtry quotes: The skinny ones last longer than the fat ones," Louisa said. "You'll probably last till you're about sixty. The skinny ones last longer than the fat ones," Louisa said. "You'll probably last till you're about sixty.
Larry McMurtry quotes: That things were mysterious did not make them less valuable. That things were mysterious did not make them less valuable.
Larry McMurtry quotes: No half measures, he muttered several times. It was his personal motto; he intended to have it latinised and put on a crest. No half measures, he muttered several times. It was his personal motto; he intended to have it latinised and put on a crest.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Nothing good ever comes without a price. Nothing good ever comes without a price.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Maude Rainey was built like a barrel, with a bosom as big as buckets and a voice that some claimed would make hair fall out. Maude Rainey was built like a barrel, with a bosom as big as buckets and a voice that some claimed would make hair fall out.
Larry McMurtry quotes: I'll pass on snow myself, when I have the option. I'll pass on snow myself, when I have the option.
Larry McMurtry quotes: You ought to take more chances," I said. "I took too many earlier," she said. "I'm sorry. You ought to take more chances," I said.
"I took too many earlier," she said. "I'm sorry.
Larry McMurtry quotes: We might all get killed this afternoon, for all I know. That's the wild for you - it's got its dangers, which is part of the beauty. We might all get killed this afternoon, for all I know. That's the wild for you - it's got its dangers, which is part of the beauty.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Of all the women he knew, she had meant the most; and was the one person in his life he felt he had missed, in some ways. Of all the women he knew, she had meant the most; and was the one person in his life he felt he had missed, in some ways.
Larry McMurtry quotes: It's a fine world, though rich in hardships at times. It's a fine world, though rich in hardships at times.
Larry McMurtry quotes: I think its a sickness to grieve too much for those who never cared a fig for you. I think its a sickness to grieve too much for those who never cared a fig for you.
Larry McMurtry quotes: And it's the only whorehouse in town. They say if you can sprout up twelve inches of dick you get to fuck free. And it's the only whorehouse in town. They say if you can sprout up twelve inches of dick you get to fuck free.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Talk's the way to kill it. Anything gets boring if you talk about it enough, even death. Talk's the way to kill it. Anything gets boring if you talk about it enough, even death.
Larry McMurtry quotes: 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. 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 quotes: In times of crisis human beings don't have it in them to be rational. In times of crisis human beings don't have it in them to be rational.
Larry McMurtry quotes: They say money kinda melts when you take it across a border. They say money kinda melts when you take it across a border.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Perhaps, he thought, as he turned back, that was what Augustus wanted: just to be free for a few days, just to saddle his horse and ride. Perhaps, he thought, as he turned back, that was what Augustus wanted: just to be free for a few days, just to saddle his horse and ride.
Larry McMurtry quotes: They probably think the sun won't come up unless you're there to allow it. They probably think the sun won't come up unless you're there to allow it.
Larry McMurtry quotes: Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic. Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
Larry McMurtry quotes: It was wearying, trying to adjust to all the paces life required. It was wearying, trying to adjust to all the paces life required.
Larry McMurtry quotes: You're like a starving person whose stomach is shrunk up from not having any food. You're shrunk up from not wanting nothing. You're like a starving person whose stomach is shrunk up from not having any food. You're shrunk up from not wanting nothing.
Larry McMurtry quotes: The family got nervous about blood poisoning and persuaded he and Call to saw it off. The family got nervous about blood poisoning and persuaded he and Call to saw it off.