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.
More 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