Raymond Chandler Quotes & Sayings

34 most famous Raymond Chandler quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American writer who passed away on 26 March, 1959.

Raymond Chandler Quotes
“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 Quotes
“She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.”
“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 Quotes
“Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.”
Raymond Chandler Quotes
“The challenge of screenwriting is to say much in little and then take half of that little out and still preserve an effect of leisure and natural movement.”
Raymond Chandler Quotes
“A really good detective never gets married.”
Raymond Chandler Quotes
“He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.”
Raymond Chandler Quotes
“When I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split.”
Raymond Chandler Quotes
“Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.”
Raymond Chandler Quotes
“From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.”

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