Citações Raymond Chandler

„A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window.“

—  Raymond Chandler, livro Farewell, My Lovely

Fonte: Farewell, My Lovely (1940), chapter 13

„It seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in.“

—  Raymond Chandler, livro The Big Sleep

Fonte: The Big Sleep (1939), Chapter 6
Contexto: The registration read: Carmen Sternwood, 3765 Alta Brea Crescent, West Hollywood. I went back to my car again and sat and sat. The top dripped on my knees and my stomach burned from the whiskey. No more cars came up the hill. No lights went on in the house before which I was parked. It seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in.

„I don't mind your showing me your legs. They're very swell legs and it's a pleasure to make their acquaintace. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter nights.“

—  Raymond Chandler, livro The Big Sleep

Fonte: The Big Sleep (1939), chapter 3
Contexto: Her hot black eyes looked mad. "I don't see what there is to be cagey about," she snapped. "And I don't like your manners."
"I'm not crazy about yours," I said. "I didn't ask to see you. You sent for me. I don't mind your ritzing me or drinking your lunch out of a Scotch bottle. I don't mind your showing me your legs. They're very swell legs and it's a pleasure to make their acquaintance. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter evenings. But don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me."

„In writing a novel, when in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns.“

—  Raymond Chandler

Variante: When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.

„I was neat, clean, shaved and sober and I didn't care who knew it.“

—  Raymond Chandler, livro The Big Sleep

opening paragraph, chapter 1
The Big Sleep (1939)
Contexto: It was about eleven o'clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark little clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn't care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.

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