Larry McMurtry: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Larry McMurtry Quotes 

Larry McMurtry, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Larry McMurtry quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Larry McMurtry’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Larry McMurtry made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Larry McMurtry

On June 3, 1936, Larry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He has written 29 novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two essay collections, and more than thirty screenplays.

Several of his other novels have also been adapted into movies and television series, including Horseman, Pass By.

In 2006, he co-won both the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Brokeback Mountain,” among many other accolades.

Born: June 03, 1936, Wichita Falls, Texas, The United States
Died: March 25, 2021
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction


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Popular Quotes

“The older the violin, the sweeter the music.”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

 “I’m glad I’ve been wrong enough to keep in practice. . . You can’t avoid it, you’ve got to learn to handle it. If you only come face to face with your own mistakes once or twice in your life it’s bound to be extra painful. I face mine every day–that way they ain’t usually much worse than a dry shave.”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“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, Lonesome Dove

 “I’m sure partial to the evening,’ Augustus said. ‘The evening and the morning. If we just didn’t have to have the rest of the dern day I’d be a lot happier.”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

 “It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living. I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.” ~spoken by Augustus McCrae”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

 “It’s like I told you last night son. The earth is mostly just a boneyard. But pretty in the sunlight, he added”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“Yesterday’s gone on down the river and you can’t get it back.”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

 “It’s a fine world, though rich in hardships at times.”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
― Larry McMurtry

“Live through it,” Call said. “That’s all we can do.”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

10 Famous Quotes by Author Larry McMurtry

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Larry McMurtry quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Larry McMurtry quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Larry McMurtry. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Larry McMurtry quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Larry McMurtry Quote 

“Call saw that everyone was looking at him, the hands and cowboys and townspeople alike. The anger had drained out of him, leaving him feeling tired. He didn’t remember the fight, particularly, but people were looking at him as if they were stunned. He felt he should make some explanation, though it seemed to him a simple situation.
“I hate a man that talks rude,” he said. “I won’t tolerate it.”
― Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

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