Raymond Chandler Quotes

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Born: July 23, 1888, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: La Jolla, California, USA, March 26, 1959
Occupation: Author

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Raymond Chandler

Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.
- Raymond Chandler

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
- Raymond Chandler

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
- Raymond Chandler

Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency.
- Raymond Chandler

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
- Raymond Chandler

He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
- Raymond Chandler

It is not a fragrant world.
- Raymond Chandler

Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.
- Raymond Chandler

She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.
- Raymond Chandler

Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.
- Raymond Chandler

The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.
- Raymond Chandler

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