Raymond Chandler’s L.A. Quote of the Day

12/11/48 to Charles Morton, Editor of the Atlantic Monthly:

I am a very happy man.  I haven’t a brain in my head, and idea in my mind, or a longing in my soul, except for a convertible.

A friend of mine said to me rudely, you’re too old for a convertible.  What kind of filthy talk is that? …

Raymond Chandler I wouldn’t mind a convertible either, Ray.