Poirot Quotes

Quotes tagged as "poirot" (showing 1-30 of 47)
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
“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
“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 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

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
“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
“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
“It is not the past that matters,but the future”
Agatha Christie , Death on the Nile
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Agatha Christie
“I don't want to write about it at all.
I want, you see, to think about it as little as possible. Hercule Poirot was dead - and with him died a good part of Arthur Hastings.”
Agatha Christie, Curtain

Anthony Horowitz
“I've watched every episode of Poirot and Midsomer Murders on TV. I never guess the ending and I can't wait for the moment when the detective gathers all the suspects in the room and, like a magician conjuring silk scarves out of the air, makes the whole thing make sense.”
Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders

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
“I have always disapproved of murder.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
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Agatha Christie
“Mas não tão inteligente quanto Hercule Poirot!”
Agatha Christie

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
“Meanwhile we have learnt something, and to know is to be prepared.”
Agatha Christie, The Big Four

“You don't have to VENERATE Hercule Poirot, Ms. Christie, but he didn't deserve to be VILIFIED , either!”
Johanna Oznowicz

Agatha Christie
“Monsieur, if a doctor walks along the street and an accident happens, does he say, 'I have retired from my profession, I will continue my walk', when there is some one bleeding to death at his feet? If I had been already in Nice, and the police had sent to me and asked me to assist them, I should have refused. But this affair, the good God thrust it upon me.”
Agatha Christie, The Mystery of the Blue Train

Agatha Christie
“What one does not tell to Papa Poirot he finds out.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
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Agatha Christie
“—Então o senhor tem uma teoria?
—Um detetive, M. Martin, sempre tem uma teoria. É o que se espera dele. Pessoalmente, não chamo de teoria. Digo que é uma ideiazinha. Essa é a primeira fase.
—E a segunda?
—Se a ideiazinha for acertada, então eu sei! É bastante simples, como se vê.
—Gostaria que me dissesse qual é a sua teoria... ou ideiazinha.”
Agatha Christie , Lord Edgware Dies

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