Raymond Chandler Quote
It's fairly obvious that American education is a cultural flop. Americans are not a well-educated people culturally, and their vocational education often has to be learned all over again after they leave school and college. On the other hand, they have open quick minds and if their education has little sharp positive value, it has not the stultifying effects of a more rigid training.
The Raymond Chandler Papers: Selected Letters and Nonfiction, 1909-1959 (ed. Grove Press, 2002) - ISBN: 9780802139467