Raymond Chandler Quote

The impulse to perfection cannot exist where the definition of perfection is the arbitrary decision of authority. That which is born in loneliness and from the heart cannot be defended against the judgment of a committee of sycophants. The volatile essences which make literature cannot survive the clichés of a long series of story conferences.


Raymond Chandler Speaking (ed. Univ of California Press, 1977) - ISBN: 9780520208353

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The impulse to perfection cannot exist where the definition of perfection is the arbitrary decision of authority. That which is born in loneliness...

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The impulse to perfection cannot exist where the definition of perfection is the arbitrary decision of authority. That which is born in loneliness...

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The impulse to perfection cannot exist where the definition of perfection is the arbitrary decision of authority. That which is born in loneliness...

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The impulse to perfection cannot exist where the definition of perfection is the arbitrary decision of authority. That which is born in loneliness...