Raymond Chandler Quotes.

1. "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

2. "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. He will take no man’s money dishonestly and no man’s insolence without a due and dispassionate revenge. He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him. The story is this man’s adventure in search of a hidden truth, and it would be no adventure if it did not happen to a man fit for adventure. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live in, without becoming too dull to be worth living in."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

3. "Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is nothing but production."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

4. "There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren't as good as others."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

5. "Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

6. "The streets were dark with something more then night."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

7. "He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food cake."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

8. "In writing a novel, when in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

9. "I was neat, clean, shaved and sober and I didn't care who knew it."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

10. "A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled."
- Quote by Raymond Chandler

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