July 23, 1880: American mystery writer Raymond Chandler was born. In The Big Sleep, he wrote:
"Where did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered with things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you."
Fiedler had always been a superior bastard, Sully thought...
“I’m writing something, too,” Sully told him.
“Is that right? Something on the bathroom wall?”
“A detective story, dickhead.”
“Wow. Raymond Chandler, move over.”
“'What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill?'”
“You always one for quotations.”
-- Chapter 31, The Misforgotten