[I found some old quotes in a draft post that I never published…might as well post it now.]

“Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl’s clothes off.” -Raymond Chandler, “The Long Goodbye”, Esquire

“I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun.” -Raymond Chandler, “Farewell, My Lovely”

“The 85-cent dinner tasted like a discarded mailbag and was served to me by a waiter who looked as if he would slug me for a quarter, cut my throat for six bits, and bury me at sea in a barrel of concrete for a dollar and a half, plus sales tax.” -Raymond Chandler, “Farewell, My Lovely”

“If you want to get to know someone, loan him some money.” -Rick Franks

“We are never very far from those we hate. For this reason, we shall never be truly close to those we love. An appalling fact, I knew it well enough when I embarked. But some truths deserve our attention; others are best left alone.” -Albert Sanchez Pinol, “Cold Skin”