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“Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form inself on the edge of consciousness.” 

RAYMOND CHANDLER, The Big Sleep

Photo: “Fog, Sunset, Ocean — California” by Mike Behnken, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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I love this framed version of the Raymond Chandler quote from Farewell, My Lovely — the juxtaposition of Chandler’s startling written imagery with the sublime artwork is, to me, funny, ironic, and witty. (In short, some of my favorite things.)

Chandler was a master of the original metaphor — just flip open any of his brilliant novels and you’ll probably land on one as compelling as his tarantula/angel food cake comparison.

Thanks to the folks at the Quote Factory for this homage to the great Raymond Chandler.

For those who can’t read the small print, the Chandler quote is: “He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food cake.” 

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“Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form inself on the edge of consciousness.” RAYMOND CHANDLER, The Big Sleep

Photo: “Fog, Sunset, Ocean — California” by Mike Behnken, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED