~ I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
~ Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory---let the theory go.
~ Words, madmoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas.
~ Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
~ I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.
~ In the midst of life, we are in death.
~ One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
~ Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
~ But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.~ Why shouldn't I hate her? She did the worst thing to me that anyone can do to anyone else. Let them believe that they're loved and wanted and then show them that it's all a sham.
~ Everybody always knows something," said Adam, "even if it's something they don't know they know.
~ If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything.~ Everyone is a potential murderer-in everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill-though not the will to kill.
~ It's like all those quiet people, when they do lose their tempers they lose them with a vengeance.
~ There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well.
~ An appreciative listener is always stimulating.~ When you find that people are not telling you the truth---look out!
~ It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting.~ Time is the best killer.~ It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.