Raymond Chandler Quote

The dilemma of the critic has always been that if he knows enough to speak with authority, he knows too much to speak with detachment.


"A Qualified Farewell" (essay, early 1950's), published in The Notebooks of Raymond Chandler (1976)

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The dilemma of the critic has always been that if he knows enough to speak with authority, he knows too much to speak with detachment.

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The dilemma of the critic has always been that if he knows enough to speak with authority, he knows too much to speak with detachment.

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The dilemma of the critic has always been that if he knows enough to speak with authority, he knows too much to speak with detachment.

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The dilemma of the critic has always been that if he knows enough to speak with authority, he knows too much to speak with detachment.