Chandler Quotes

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Raymond Chandler
“I had a funny feeling as I saw the house disappear, as though I had written a poem and it was very good and I had lost it and would never remember it again.”
Raymond Chandler, The High Window

Raymond Chandler
“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

Raymond Chandler
“I certainly admire people who do things.”
Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler
“She poured us some more Scotch. It didn't seem to affect her any more than water affects Boulder Dam.”
Raymond Chandler

Jim Butcher
“I'm afraid it isn't good news. The Council seems to have gone quite mad.”
Jim Butcher, Changes

Kelley Armstrong
“Take note, Anderson. Size and martial ability do not need to come with a correlating decrease in intelligence.”
Kelley Armstrong, Omens

Giorge Leedy
“After six long hours of driving and three rest stops, Tiger pulls up to a snow-topped, metal speaker box just outside the State Penitentiary's first gate in Walla Walla. As he rolls down his window and snow flies in his face, Joshua starts begging for a Happy Meal.
I turn around, snapping at him. "This ISN'T MCDONALDS and YOU AREN'T HUNGRY. NOW SHUT UP BRAT."
A loud scratchy masculine voice blasts out of the speaker. "CAN I HELP YOU?"
Tiger leans out the window, as he answers- We're here to visit Raven Chandler.
"HAVE YOU BEEN HERE BEFORE?"
"Yes sir. I've been here A LOT."
"WHERE'S HIS MOTHER?"
"I don't know.. I haven't seen her in months."
"NOT THE PRISONER'S MOTHER. THE BRAT IN THE BACK SEAT OF YOUR JEEP."
"Oh- HIM-" As he turns, smiling and sticking his tongue out at Joshua, I lean towards his window to answer the guard's question.
"SHE'S IN VEGAS, SIR. I'M BABYSITTING. HE'S MY GODSON." When the speaker remains disturbingly silent for far too long, I continue. "HE'S A GOOD BOY SIR. HE WON'T BE ANY TROUBLE- I SWEAR."
"THAT'S RIGHT," Tiger said. "HE SWEARS ON THE LITTLE BRAT'S MOTHER'S GRAVE.”
Giorge Leedy, Uninhibited From Lust To Love

Raymond Chandler
“Gin," dissi io. "Capito tutto. La gente per bene non beve gin."
"La gente per bene non beve niente," precisò la vecchia.”
Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely