Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler

American novelist and screenwriter
It is wrong to be harsh with the New York critics, unless one admits in the same breath that it is a condition of their existence that they should write entertainingly about something which is rarely worth writing about at all.More Raymond Chandler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Hollywood is wonderful. Anyone who doesn't like it is either crazy or sober.More Raymond Chandler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a mass language only in the same sense that its baseball slang is born of baseball players. That is, it is a language which is being molded by writers to do delicate things and yet be within the grasp of superficially educated people. It is not a natural growth, much as its proletarian writers would like to think so. But compared with it at its best, English has reached the Alexandrian stage of formalism and decay.More Raymond Chandler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writers who get written about become self-conscious. They develop a regrettable habit of looking at themselves through the eyes of other people. They are no longer alone, they have an investment in critical praise, and they think they must protect it. This leads to a diffusion of effort. The writer watches himself as he works. He grows more subtle and he pays for it by loss of organic dash.More Raymond Chandler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Down these mean streets a man must go who is neither tarnished nor afraidMore Raymond Chandler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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