Quotation Explorer - 'Raymond Chandler'

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency. - Raymond Chandler
When in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns. - Raymond Chandler
But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. - Raymond Chandler
The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the single most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. - Raymond Chandler
Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon. - Raymond Chandler
A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled. - Raymond Chandler
A wedge of sunlight slipped over the edge of the desk and fell noiselessly to the carpet. - Raymond Chandler
Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is nothing but production. - Raymond Chandler
At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable. - Raymond Chandler
One day, everything will be like before again. And it is not like it. - 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 of the tricks and has nothing to say. - Raymond Chandler
California, the department store state. - Raymond Chandler
There are two kinds of truth; The truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The fist of these is science and the second is art. - Raymond Chandler
In writing a novel, when in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns. - Raymond Chandler
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