[Southern] As Heroes *Do*

Lee Cavett panthyr at texas.net
Tue Apr 9 16:26:48 PDT 2002

Here's another one. Emphasis mine.

Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is
neither tarnished nor afraid... He is the hero, he is everything. He must
be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to
use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by
inevitability, without thought of it, and _certainly without saying it._ He
must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.
-- Raymond Chandler, The Simple Art of Murder

L T wrote:

<many nifty hero quotes snipped>

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