- Name: Raymond Chandler
- Born: 07/23/1888
- Died: 03/26/1959 (70 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist
Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, “Blackmailers Don’t Shoot”, was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published seven novels during his lifetime (an eighth, in progress at the time of his death, was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been made into motion pictures, some more than once. In the year before his death, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America.
Birth Name: Raymond Thornton Chandler
Genre: Crime fiction, suspense, hardboiled
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Death Place: La Jolla, California, U.S.
Raymond Chandler quotes :
Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.Raymond Chandler
An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.Raymond Chandler
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.Raymond Chandler
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.Raymond Chandler
The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.Raymond Chandler