Raymond Chandler Quotes and its meanings

Raymond Chandler has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

Age Art Attitude Business Community Food Intelligence Love Poetry Power Smile Society Wisdom

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What does Raymond Chandler write about?

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What are the top most famous quotes by Raymond Chandler?

Here are the top most famous quotes by Raymond Chandler.

  • An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.
  • 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.
  • Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
  • 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.
  • If youre not tough its hard to survive in this world; and if youre not kind then you dont deserve to survive.
  • He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
  • Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
  • Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency.
  • 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.
  • 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.