Quotationz.com  
| | | | | |
   
All Words Any Word Phrase     Highlight Results

 :: 1888-1959, American Author

Quote Bullet

It's fairly obvious that American education is a cultural flop. Americans are not a well-educated people culturally, and their vocational education often has to be learned all over again after they leave school and college. On the other hand, they have open quick minds and if their education has little sharp positive value, it has not the stultifying effects of a more rigid training.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Education]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

Its idea of ''production value'' is spending a million dollars dressing up a story that any good writer would throw away. Its vision of the rewarding movie is a vehicle for some glamour-puss with two expressions and eighteen changes of costume, or for some male idol of the muddled millions with a permanent hangover, six worn-out acting tricks, the build of a lifeguard, and the mentality of a chicken-strangler.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Hollywood]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

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 - [Critics and Criticism]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

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

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

So by all means let's have a television show quick and long, even if the commercial has to be delivered by a man in a white coat with a stethoscope hanging around his neck, selling ergot pills. After all the public is entitled to what it wants, isn't it? The Romans knew that and even they lasted four hundred years after they started to putrefy.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Television]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

Some are able and humane men and some are low-grade individuals with the morals of a goat, the artistic integrity of a slot machine, and the manners of a floorwalker with delusions of grandeur.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Hollywood]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

Such is the brutalization of commercial ethics in this country that no one can feel anything more delicate than the velvet touch of a soft buck.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Business]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

Television's perfect. You turn a few knobs, a few of those mechanical adjustments at which the higher apes are so proficient, and lean back and drain your mind of all thought. And there you are watching the bubbles in the primeval ooze. You don't have to concentrate. You don't have to react. You don't have to remember. You don't miss your brain because you don't need it. Your heart and liver and lungs continue to function normally. Apart from that, all is peace and quiet. You are in the man's nirvana. And if some poor nasty minded person comes along and says you look like a fly on a can of garbage, pay him no mind. He probably hasn't got the price of a television set.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Television]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

That's one thing I like about Hollywood. The writer is there revealed in his ultimate corruption. He asks no praise, because his praise comes to him in the form of a salary check. In Hollywood the average writer is not young, not honest, not brave, and a bit overdressed. But he is darn good company, which book writers as a rule are not. He is better than what he writes. Most book writers are not as good.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Hollywood]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The agent never receipts his bill, puts his hat on and bows himself out. He stays around forever, not only for as long as you can write anything that anyone will buy, but as long as anyone will buy any portion of any right to anything that you ever did write. He just takes ten per cent of your life.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Agents]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The boys with their feet on the desks know that the easiest murder case in the world to break is the one somebody tried to get very cute with; the one that really bothers them is the murder somebody only thought of two minutes before he pulled it off.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Murder]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The creative artist seems to be almost the only kind of man that you could never meet on neutral ground. You can only meet him as an artist. He sees nothing objectively because his own ego is always in the foreground of every picture.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Arts and Artists]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The keynote of American civilization is a sort of warm-hearted vulgarity. The Americans have none of the irony of the English, none of their cool poise, none of their manner. But they do have friendliness. Where an Englishman would give you his card, an American would very likely give you his shirt.
~ Raymond Chandler - [America]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The kind of lawyer you hope the other fellow has.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Law and Lawyers]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Law and Lawyers]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The making of a picture ought surely to be a rather fascinating adventure. It is not; it is an endless contention of tawdry egos, some of them powerful, almost all of them vociferous, and almost none of them capable of anything much more creative than credit-stealing and self-promotion.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Cinema]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

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 - [Publishing and Publishers]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The moment a man begins to talk about technique that's proof that he is fresh out of ideas.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Techniques]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The more you reason the less you create.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Reason]

 

Report Error

Quote Bullet

The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. It pays off slowly, your agent will sneer at it, your publisher will misunderstand it, and it will take people you have never heard of to convince them by slow degrees that the writer who puts his individual mark on the way he writes will always pay off.
~ Raymond Chandler - [Style]

 

Report Error

 

< Previous |

Next > 

Separator
| |

Copyright ©1999, 2015 Haythum Khalid, All rights reserved worldwide.
Page Generation Time: 45 MilliSeconds.