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Реймонд Чандлер

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Raymond Chandler

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Фотография Реймонд Чандлер (photo Raymond Chandler)
   

День рождения: 23.07.1888 года
Возраст: 70 лет
Место рождения: Чикаго, США
Дата смерти: 26.03.1959 года
Место смерти: Ла-Джолл, Калифорния, США

Quotes of Raymond Chandler

Американский писатель и сценарист

  • ⋅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. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅I said something which gave you to think I hated cats. But gad, sir, I am one of the most fanatical cat lovers in the business. If you hate them, I may learn to hate you. If your allergies hate them, I will tolerate the situation to the best of my ability. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅A good title is the title of a successful book. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. /Raymond Chandler
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  • ⋅Would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois which is something like the way a Swiss waiter talks, and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split, and when I interrupt the velvety smoothness of my more or less literate syntax with a few sudden words of bar-room vernacular, that is done with the eyes wide open and the mind relaxed but attentive. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅The motion picture is like a picture of a lady in a half-piece bathing suit. If she wore a few more clothes, you might be intrigued. If she wore no clothes at all, you might be shocked. But the way it is, you are occupied with noticing that her knees are too bony and that her toenails are too large. The modern film tries too hard to be real. Its techniques of illusion are so perfect that it requires no contribution form the audience but a mouthful of popcorn. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅Your rat tail is all the fashion now. I prefer a bushy plume, carried straight up. You are Siamese and your ancestors lived in trees. Mine lived in palaces. It has been suggested to me that I am a bit of a snob. How true! I prefer to be. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅The motion picture made in Hollywood, if it is to create art at all, must do so within such strangling limitations of subject and treatment that it is a blind wonder it ever achieves any distinction beyond the purely mechanical slickness of a glass and chromium bathroom. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid... He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅The overall picture, as the boys say, is of a degraded community whose idealism even is largely fake. The pretentiousness, the bogus enthusiasm, the constant drinking, the incessant squabbling over money, the all-pervasive agent, the strutting of the big shots (and their usually utter incompetence to achieve anything they start out to do), the constant fear of losing all this fairy gold and being the nothing they have never ceased to be, the snide tricks, the whole damn mess is out of this world. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅When a book, any sort of book, reaches a certain intensity of artistic performance it becomes literature. That intensity may be a matter of style, situation, character, emotional tone, or idea, or half a dozen other things. It may also be a perfection of control over the movement of a story similar to the control a great pitcher has over the ball. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅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. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅The kind of lawyer you hope the other fellow has. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅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
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  • ⋅A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅In jail a man has no personality. He is a minor disposal problem and a few entries on reports. Nobody cares who loves or hates him, what he looks like, what he did with his life. Nobody reacts to him unless he gives trouble. Nobody abuses him. All that is asked of him is that he go quietly to the right cell and remain quiet when he gets there. There is nothing to fight against, nothing to be mad at. The jailers are quiet men without animosity or sadism. All this stuff you read about men yelling and screaming, beating against the bars, running spoons along them, guards rushing in with clubs -- all that is for the big house. A good jail is one of the quietest places in the world. Life in jail is in suspension. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅The more you reason the less you create. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅However toplofty and idealistic a man may be, he can always rationalize his right to earn money. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence. /Raymond Chandler
  • ⋅A really good detective never gets married. /Raymond Chandler
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Women think that all men are equal, and this is their strength, men think all women are different - it destroys them.




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