Larry McMurtry — American Writer born on June 03, 1936,

Larry Jeff McMurtry is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas. His novels include Horseman, Pass By, The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment, which were adapted into films earning 26 Academy Award nominations. His 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove was adapted into a television miniseries that earned 18 Emmy Award nominations, with the other three novels in his Lonesome Dove series adapted into three more miniseries earning eight more Emmy nominations. McMurtry and co-writer Diana Ossana adapted the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain, which earned eight Academy Award nominations with three wins, including McMurty and Ossana for Best Adapted Screenplay... (wikipedia)

Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look - historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
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.
True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends - and he accepts it.
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.
A man that ain't willin' to cheat for a poke don't want it bad enough.