Friday, July 23, 2010

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959), author of crime stories and novels. He is best known as the creator of the fictional character Philip Marlowe.

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

"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

"There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery." - 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

"There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself." - Raymond Chandler

"The more you reason the less you create." - Raymond Chandler

"To say goodbye is to die a little." - Raymond Chandler

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