Raymond Chandler Quote

All language begins with speech, and the speech of common men at that, but when it develops to the point of becoming a literary medium it only looks like speech.


The Chandler Collection: Pearls are a nuisance ; Smart-aleck kill ; Killer in the rain (ed. 1983)

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All language begins with speech, and the speech of common men at that, but when it develops to the point of becoming a literary medium it only looks...

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All language begins with speech, and the speech of common men at that, but when it develops to the point of becoming a literary medium it only looks...

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All language begins with speech, and the speech of common men at that, but when it develops to the point of becoming a literary medium it only looks...

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All language begins with speech, and the speech of common men at that, but when it develops to the point of becoming a literary medium it only looks...