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Quotes About Poirot

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Agatha Christie
“I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.”
Agatha Christie, The Mystery of the Blue Train

Agatha Christie
“Everyone is a potential murderer-in everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill-though not the will to kill.”
Agatha Christie, Curtain

Agatha Christie
“It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within--not without." ~ Poirot”
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
“Sometimes I feel sure he is as mad as a hatter and then, just as he is at his maddest, I find there is a method in his madness.”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Agatha Christie
“You've a pretty good nerve," said Ratchett. "Will twenty thousand dollars tempt you?"

It will not."

If you're holding out for more, you won't get it. I know what a thing's worth to me."

I, also M. Ratchett."

What's wrong with my proposition?"

Poirot rose. "If you will forgive me for being personal - I do not like your face, M. Ratchett," he said.”
Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie
“At the small table, sitting very upright, was one of the ugliest old ladies he had ever seen. It was an ugliness of distinction - it fascinated rather than repelled.”
Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie
“Poirot said placidly, “One does not, you know, employ merely the muscles. I do not need to bend and measure the footprints and pick up the cigarette ends and examine the bent blades of grass. It is enough for me to sit back in my chair and think. It is this – ” he tapped his egg-shaped head – “this, that functions!”
Agatha Christie, Five Little Pigs

Agatha Christie
“Mr. Satterthwaite looked cheered.

Suddenly an idea struck him. His jaw fell.

"My goodness," he cried, "I've only just realized it! That rascal, with his poisoned cocktail! Anyone might have drunk it! It might have been me!"

"There is an even more terrible possibility that you have not considered," said Poirot.

"Eh?"

"It might have been me," said Hercule Poirot.”
Agatha Christie, Three Act Tragedy

Agatha Christie
“There is no telling what a human character is. Until the test comes. To most of us the test comes early in life. A man is confronted quite soon with the necessity to stand on his own feet, to face dangers and difficulties and to take his own line of dealing with them. It may be the straight way, it may be the crooked way --- whichever it is, a man usually learns early just what he is made of.”
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
“But Aunt Maureen makes smashing omelettes." Julia Upjohn.

"She makes smashing omelettes." Poirot's voice was happy. He sighed.

"Then Hercule Poirot has not lived in vain, he said. It was I who taught your Aunt Maureen to make an omelette.”
Agatha Christie, Cat Among the Pigeons

Agatha Christie
“Do you believe in the value of truth, my dear, or don’t you?”

“Of course I believe in the truth,” said Rhoda, staring.

“Yes, you say that, but perhaps you haven’t thought about it. The truth hurts sometimes – and destroys one’s illusions.”

“I’d rather have it all the same.” said Rhoda.

“So would I. But I don’t know that we’re wise.”
Mrs. Oliver; Rhoda Dawes”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table

Agatha Christie
“For somewhere," said Poirot to himself, indulging in an absolute riot of mixed metaphors, "there is in the hay a needle, and among the sleeping dogs there is one on whom I shall put my foot, and by shooting the arrows into the air, one will come down and hit a glass house!”
Agatha Christie, Mrs. McGinty's Dead

Agatha Christie
“The world is full of good people who do bad things!”
Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie
“Put that in your mustache and smoke it.”
Agatha Christie, Hallowe'en Party

Agatha Christie
“Oh! Do not excite yourself. Shall I say that he interested me because he was trying to grow a mustache and as yet the result is poor." Poirot stroked his own magnificent mustache tenderly. "It is an art," he murmured, "the growing of the mustache! I have sympathy for all who attempt it.”
Agatha Christie, Surprise! Surprise!

Agatha Christie
“My dear Poirot, it's not for me to dictate to you. You have a right to your own opinion, just as I have mine.”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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Agatha Christie
“There was only one thing about his own appearance which really pleased Hercule Poirot, and that was the profusion of his moustaches, and the way they responded to grooming and treatment and trimming. They were magnificent. He knew of nobody else who had any moustache half as good.”
Agatha Christie, Hallowe'en Party

Agatha Christie
“Don't you know, you idiot, that that is what every fool of a woman says about her child?
Miss Bulstrode's thoughts.”
Agatha Christie, Cat Among the Pigeons

Agatha Christie
“Miss Bulstrode had another faculty which demonstrated her superiority over most other women. She could listen.”
Agatha Christie, Cat Among the Pigeons
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Agatha Christie
“Hercule Poirot spread out his hands in his most foreign manner.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table

Agatha Christie
“A statesman in these days has a difficult task. He has to pursue the policy he deems advantageous to his country, but he has at the same time to recognize the force of popular feeling. Popular feeling is very often sentimental, muddleheaded, and eminently unsound, but it cannot be disregarded for all that.”
Agatha Christie, Murder in the Mews

Agatha Christie
“Excuse me, Monsieur Poirot. If you'd like to ask any questions, I'm sure the doctor wouldn't mind.

Of course not. Of course not. Great admirer of yours, Monsieur Poirot. Little gray cells -- order and method. I know all about it.

Doctor Roberts”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
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Agatha Christie
“Mas não tão inteligente quanto Hercule Poirot!”
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
“Well,” said Adam, as Poirot went out. “First girls’ knees, and now draughtsmanship! What next, I wonder!”
Agatha Christie, Cat Among the Pigeons
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Agatha Christie
“Aunque se lamentaba de tener que cumplir sus compromisos sociales y se declaraba amante de la soledad, a Poirot le gustaban muchísimo todas estas cosas. el que le bailaran el agua y le trataran como el centro de la reunión le venía de perilla.
En algunas ocasiones llegaba a ronronear como un gato. Le he visto recibir tranquilamente los cumplidos más desorbitados como si se tratara de un homenaje merecido, y proferir con el peor gusto frases tan engreídas que me resisto a ponerlas por escrito.
Algunas veces discutía conmigo sobre este tema.
-Pero, amigo mío, yo no soy anglosajón. ¿Por qué motivo he de hacerme el hipócrita? Sí, sí, eso es lo que hacen todos ustedes. El aviador que ha realizado un vuelo difícil, el campeón de tenis, bajan los ojos y farfullan de un modo ininteligible que "no tiene importancia". ¿Lo creen ellos así? En absoluto. Admitirían la hazaña si la hubiera realizado otro. Por lo tanto, lógicamente tienen que admirarla habiéndola realizado ellos. Pero su educación les impide reconocerlo. Yo no soy así. Las cualidades que yo poseo las respetaría en otro. Se da la circunstancia de que en mi terreno no hay nada que me iguale. C'est dommage! Por lo tanto, reconozco abiertamente y sin hipocresía que soy un gran hombre. Poseo las virtudes del orden, el método y la psicología en un grado extraordinario. Soy, en una palabra, Hércules Poirot. ¿Por qué motivo tengo que ponerme colorado, y tartamudear y farfullar entre dientes diciendo que soy muy tonto? No sería cierto.”
Agatha Christie, The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
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Agatha Christie
“There is at Christmas time a great deal of hypocrisy, honourable hypocrisy, hypocrisy undertaken pour le bon motif, c'est entendu, but nevertheless hypocrisy!”
Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot's Christmas

David Baldacci
“He rose, placed another small log on the fire, sat back down in his armchair, and opened his book.
"What are you reading?" Reggie asked.
"On a wild night like this? Agatha Christie, of course. I still feel compelled to see if Hercule Poirot's 'little gray cells' will do their job one more time. It seems to often inspire my own brain, however inferior it might be to the diminutive Belgian's.”
David Baldacci, Deliver Us From Evil

Agatha Christie
“Let me tell you this, Hastings. She would never forgive me if I let Alfred Inglethorp, her husband, be arrested now—when a word from me could save him!”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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G.M. Malliet
“Oh please tell me we're not doing the Poirot thing again — the suspects in the library with the candlestick or whatever'.

Max looked at him [DCI Cotton]. 'Fruitcake in this case. And what would you prefer? A car chase? It’s the most efficient way to flush out a killer, as Dame Agatha Christie well knew.”
G.M. Malliet, A Demon Summer: A Max Tudor Mystery

Agatha Christie
“Oh, my friend, have I not said to you all along that I have no proofs. It is one thing to know that a man is guilty, it is quite another matter to prove him so. And, in this case, there is terribly little evidence. That is the whole trouble.”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
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