13 diciembre, 2005

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Demoledoras frases extraídas de "The Philip Marlowe Guide to Life", una antología que reúne algunas de las citas más célebres escupidas por el descreído sabueso creado por Raymond Chandler, las cuales confirman que el género negro es el diccionario de frases recurrentemente imposibles que querríamos haber interiorizado para impresionar a los demás con nuestro ácido bagaje a la hora de licuar el desolador absurdo y la sucia injusticia del mundo.

"Alcohol is like love" he said. "The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl´s clothes off".

"My stomach burned from the last drink. I wasn´t hungry. I lit a cigarette. It tasted like a plumber´s handkerchief".

"In one way cops are all the same. They all blame the wrong things. If a guy loses his pay check at a crap table, stop gambling. If he gets drunk, stop liquor. If he kills somebody in a car crash, stop making automobiles, If he gets pinched with a girl in a hotel room stop sexual intercourse. If he falls downstairs stop building houses".

"I like smoothy shiny girls, hardboiled and loaded with sin".

"To say she had a face that would have stopped a clock would have been to insult her. It would have stopped a runaway horse".

"Dead men are heavier than broken hearts".

"They say lust makes a man old, but keeps a woman young. They say a lot of nonsense".

"I would have stayed in the town where I was born and worked in the hardware store and married the boss´s daughter and had five kids and read them the funny paper on Sunday morning and smacked their heads when they got out of line and squabbled with the wife about how much spending money they were to get and what programs they could have on the radio or TV set. I might even have got rich-small-own-rich, an eight room house, two cars in the garage, chicken every Sunday and the Reader´s Digest on the living room table, the wife with a cast-iron permanent and me with a brain like a slack of Portland cement. You take it, friend. I´ll take the big sordid dirty crowded city".