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Larry McMurtry Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- Larry McMurtry

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Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look -
historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
- Larry McMurtry

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.
- Larry McMurtry

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

 

True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he
has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends -
and he accepts it.
- Larry McMurtry

Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.
- Larry McMurtry

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.
- Larry McMurtry

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Self-parody is the first portent of age.
- Larry McMurtry

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

Americans don't want cowboys to be gay.
- Larry McMurtry

A man that ain't willin' to cheat for a poke don't want it bad enough.
- Larry McMurtry

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
- James Allen

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

No pain, no gain.
- Anonymous

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine ... Imagine no religion.
- John Lennon

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Know that love has no limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau


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