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.
("The Big Sleep")
More Quotes from Raymond Chandler:There are people who can write their memoirs with a reasonable amount of honesty, and there are people who simply cannot take themselves seriously enough. I think I might be the first to admit that the sort of reticence which prevents a man from exploiting his own personality is really an inverted sort of egotism.
I looked down at the chessboard. The move with the knight was wrong. I put it back where I had moved it from. Knights had no meaning in this game. It wasn't a game for knights.
She was thinking. i could see, even on that short acquaintance, that thinking was always going to be a bother for her.
Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency.
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.
She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.
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I think most people don't like others who, without a voice of their own, emulate the other. I certainly don't want anybody just to pick up my thoughts and hand them back to me.
I encourage everyone to become their dream. Most young people get sidetracked and never end up doing what they really set out to do.
James De La Vega
I like to think I'm a listener, and I'm fascinated by observing people - I suppose you just lock that in.