Quotes About Clues

Quotes tagged as "clues" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Jarod Kintz
“I have an iron deficiency. You can tell by how wrinkled my clothes are.
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

Agatha Christie
“Then there are some minor points that strike me as suggestive - for instance, the position of Mrs. Hubbard's sponge bag, the name of Mrs. Armstrong's mother, the detective methods of Mr. Hardman, the suggestion of Mr. MacQueen that Ratchett himself destroyed the charred note we found, Princess Dragomiroff's Christian name, and a grease spot on a Hungarian passport.”
Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

Derek Landy
“What does a clue look like?" Tanith whispered.
Stephanie fought the giggle down and whispered back. "I'm looking for a footprint or something."
"Have you found one yet?"
"No. But that's probably because I haven't moved from this spot."
"Maybe we should move, pretend we know what we're doing."
They started to walk, very slowly, still looking straight down.”
Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

Terry Pratchett
“Vimes took the view that life was so full of things happening erratically in all directions that the chances of any of them making some kind of relevant sense were remote in the extreme. Colon, being by nature more optimistic and by intellect a good deal slower, was still at the Clues are Important stage.”
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

Terry Pratchett
“Samuel Vimes dreamed about Clues. He had a jaundiced view of Clues. He instinctively distrusted them. They got in the way. And he distrusted the kind of person who’d take one look at another man and say in a lordly voice to his companion, “Ah, my dear sir, I can tell you nothing except that he is a left-handed stonemason who has spent some years in the merchant navy and has recently fallen on hard times,” and then unroll a lot of supercilious commentary about calluses and stance and the state of a man’s boots, when exactly the same comments could apply to a man who was wearing his old clothes because he’d been doing a spot of home bricklaying for a new barbecue pit, and had been tattooed once when he was drunk and seventeen* and in fact got seasick on a wet pavement. What arrogance! What an insult to the rich and chaotic variety of the human experience!”
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

David Levithan
“I recounted. I rechecked.
Are you going to cock?
David Levithan, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

“There seemed to be endless obstacles preventing me from living with my eyes open, but as I gradually followed up clue after clue it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear.”
Joanna Field

Jarod Kintz
“I had a dream about you. You told me you circled three words in three books scattered in the Library of Alexandria, the one that supposedly burnt down centuries ago. You wouldn’t tell me what words, what books, or give me any clues at all, so I just assumed those three words were I love you, and I thought about that while I made love to a being of light who made sure I was completely dry the whole time so I didn’t get electrocuted.”
Jarod Kintz, Dreaming is for lovers

Elizabeth Gaskell
“There is always a pleasure in unravelling a mystery, in catching at the gossamer clue which will guide to certainty.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton

Sara Sheridan
“Our archives are treasure troves - a testament to many lives lived and the complexity of the way we move forward. They contain clues to the real concerns of day-to-day life that bring the past alive.”
Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan
“Without archives many stories of real people would be lost, and along with those stories, vital clues that allow us to reflect and interpret our lives today.”
Sara Sheridan

Alexandra Bracken
“All teh adults I knew buried the knowledge beneath lying smiles and hugs. I was still stuck in my own world...
Looking back, I couldn't believe how naive I was, just how many clues I missed.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

Peter Ackroyd
“He walked back to St George's-in-the-East, which in his mind he had now reduced to a number of surfaces against which the murderer might have leaned in sorrow, desperation or even, perhaps, joy. For this reason it was worth examining the blackened stones in detail, although he realised that the marks upon them had been deposited by many generations of men and women. It was now a matter of received knowledge in the police force that no human being could rest or move in any area without leaving some trace of his or her identity; but if the walls of the Wapping church were to be analysed by emission spectroscopy, how many partial or residual spectra might be detected? And he had an image of a mob screaming to be set free as he guided his steps towards the tower which rose above the houses cluttered around Red Maiden Lane, Crab Court and Rope Walk.”
Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor

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