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Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot #15) Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
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“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
“You do not comprehend. It is not the victim who concerns me so much. It is the effect on the character of the slayer."
"What about war?"
"In war you do not exercise the right of private judgement. That is what is so dangerous. Once a man is imbued with the idea that he knows who ought to be allowed to live and who ought not - then he is halfway to becoming the most dangerous killer there is - the arrogant killer who kills not for profit - but for an idea. He has usurped the functions of le bon Dieu.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
“Hercule Poirot spread out his hands in his most foreign manner.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
“There is the natural liar...Always says the thing that sounds best.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
tags: truism
“He played the part of the devil too successfully. But he was not the devil. Au fond, he was a stupid man. And so - he died."
"Because he was stupid?"
"It is the sin that is never forgiven and always punished, madame.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
“I'm not the head of Scotland Yard," said Mrs. Oliver, retreating from dangerous ground. "I'm a private individual -"

"Oh, you're not that," said Rhoda, confusedly complimentary.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
tags: humor
“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
tags: poirot
“Speech is the deadliest of revealers.' - Hercule Poirot, Cards on the Table”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
“Man is an unoriginal animal," said Hercule Poirot”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
“He was a man of whom nearly everybody was a little afraid. Why this last was so can hardly be stated in definite words. There was a feeling, perhaps, that he knew a little too much about everybody. And there was a feeling, too, that his sense of humor was a curious one.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
“Oh, my dear friend, it is impossible not to give oneself away - unless one never opens one's mouth! Speech is the deadliest of revealers.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
“Anne e groaznic de sensibilă, continuă Rhoda. Şi nu se pricepe să iasă din situaţiile neplăcute. Dacă o supără ceva, preferă să nu vorbească despre asta, deşi nu-i foloseşte la nimic - cel puțin, nu cred. Lucrurile sunt la fel, indiferent că vorbeşti despre ele sau nu. Doar fugi de ele şi te prefaci că nu există.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
tags: truth

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