Raymond Chandler: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Raymond Chandler Quotes 

 Raymond Chandler, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best  Raymond Chandler quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find  Raymond Chandler’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer  Raymond Chandler made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Raymond Chandler

As a forty-four year old oil company executive during the Depression, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction author. His first short story, “Blackmailers Don’t Shoot”, appeared in the popular pulp magazine Black Mask in 1933. His first novel, The Big Sleep, came out in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published only seven full novels in his lifetime (although an eighth book was in progress when he passed away). All but Playback have been turned into movies, some several times. In the year before his death, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America.

Born: July 23, 1888, Chicago, Illinois, The United States
Died: March 26, 1959
Genre: Hard Boiled, Mystery, Thriller

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Popular Quotes

“To say goodbye is to die a little.”
― Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

 “I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.”
― Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely

“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.”
― Raymond Chandler

“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.”
― Raymond Chandler, The High Window

 “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”
― Raymond Chandler

 “There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.”
― Raymond Chandler

“There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.”
― Raymond Chandler, Long Goodbye

 “It seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in.”
― Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

“I was as hollow and empty as the spaces between stars.”
― Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

“Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.”
― Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

10 Famous Quotes by Author  Raymond Chandler

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10  Raymond Chandler quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best  Raymond Chandler quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by  Raymond Chandler. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable  Raymond Chandler quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Raymond Chandler Quote 

“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.”― Raymond Chandler

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