Quotation by Raymond Chandler

That's one thing I like about Hollywood. The writer is there revealed in his ultimate corruption. He asks no praise, because his praise comes to him in the form of a salary check. In Hollywood the average writer is not young, not honest, not brave, and a bit overdressed. But he is darn good company, which book writers as a rule are not. He is better than what he writes. Most book writers are not as good.
Raymond Chandler (1888–1959), U.S. author. Letter, December 6, 1948, to San Francisco Chronicle critic Lenore Glen Offord. Raymond Chandler Speaking (1962).
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