Chandlerisms

A collection of similes and one-liners from Raymond Chandler novels. (I’m currently reading Farewell, My Lovely)

“I belonged in Idle Valley like a pearl onion on a banana split.”–The Long Good-bye (Chapter 13)

“Even on Central Avenue, not the quietest dressed street in the world, he looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.”–Farewell, My Lovely (Chapter 1)

“From thirty feet away she looked like a lot of class. From ten feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from thirty feet away.”–The High Window (Chapter 5)