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The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2) The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
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“Two people rarely see the same thing.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“Now I am old-fashioned. A woman, I consider, should be womanly. I have no patience with the modern neurotic girl who jazzes from morning to night, smokes like a chimney, and uses language which would make a billingsgate fishwoman blush!”
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“The heart of a woman who loves will forgive many blows.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“When will a woman lie? Sometimes for herself. Usually for the man she loves. Always for her children.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“It would mean a good film, the story that you have recounted to me there - but it bears no sort of resemblance to everyday life.'
'I admit that I haven't gone into all the details, but-'
'You have gone farther - you have ignored them magnificently.”
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“My friend, in working upon a case, one does not take into account only the things that are "mentioned". There is no reason to mention many things which may be important. Equally, there is often an excellent reason for not mentioning them.”
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“Man is an unoriginal animal. Unoriginal within the law in his daily respectable life, equally unoriginal outside the law. If a man commits a crime, any other crime he commits will resemble it closely.”
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“There! Now we're friends!" declared the minx. "Say you're sorry about my sister -"
"I am desolated!"
"That's a good boy!”
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“The little grey cells, my friend, the little grey cells! They told me.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“A malformation of the grey cells may coincide quite easily with the face of a Madonna.”
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“The sons of rich men are proverbially wild.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“Arrange your ideas. Be methodical. Be orderly. There is the secret of success.”
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“If it is necessary for a criminal to be a consummate actress, then by all means assume her to be one.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“Height, five feet four inches, egg-shaped head carried a little to one side, eyes that shone green when he was excited, stiff military moustache, air of dignity immense!”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“We established ourselves on the grassy knoll as Poirot had suggested,”
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“Pardon, monsieur, for interrupting, but was that a common practice of his?” “No, it was not, but old Françoise has the common idea as regards the English—that they are mad, and liable to do the most unaccountable things at any moment!”
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“I neither see nor comprehend. You make all these confounded mysteries, and it’s useless asking you to explain. You always like keeping something up your sleeve to the last minute.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“By Jove, Poirot,’ I exclaimed, ‘did you see that young goddess?’ Poirot”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“Now I am old-fashioned. A woman, I consider, should be womanly. I have no patience with the modern neurotic girl who jazzes from morning to night, smokes like a chimney, and uses language which would make a Billingsgate fishwoman blush! I”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“Your idea of a woman is some one who gets on a chair and shrieks if she sees a mouse. That’s all prehistoric.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“Some of the greatest criminals I have known had the faces of angels.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“You speak of my manner to you being insulting. Well, once or twice, your manner has annoyed me"

"I am enchanted to hear it," said Poirot.”
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“This hunting of the fox, you need the dogs, no?'
'Hounds,' I corrected gently. 'Yes, of course.'
'But yet,' Poirot wagged his finger at me. 'You did not descend from your horse and run along the ground smelling with your nose and uttering loud Ow Ows?”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“I had learned, with Poirot, that the less dangerous he looked, the more dangerous he was.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links
“«Non posso chiamarti Bella» dicevo, «perché non è il tuo no-me. E Dulcie mi è così poco familiare! Dunque ti chiamerò Cenerentola. E ti ricorderò che Cenerentola sposò un principe. Io non sono un principe... ma...»
Lei m'interruppe.
«Cenerentola aveva una parte ben difficile da sostenere. Poteva essere sicura di diventare una principessa in piena regola? Perché, dopo tutto, non era che una piccola sguattera e...»
«Ora tocca al principe interrompere» ribattei. «E sai che cosa disse?»
«No.»
«"All'inferno!" disse il principe. E la baciò.»
E l'azione seguì alla parola.”
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“Sommige van de grootste misdadigers die ik heb gekend hadden engelengezichten,' sprak Poirot opgewekt. 'Een misvorming van de grijze cellen kan heel goed samengaan met het gezicht van een madonna.”
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“I’m a man. You’re a woman.” “Your idea of a woman is someone who gets on a chair and shrieks if she sees a mouse. That’s all prehistoric.”
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“methods of Hercule Poirot. I do not run to and fro, making”
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“That’s better. Oh, it was horrible! Why did you ever let me go in?” I felt this to be so feminine that I could not forbear a smile.”
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“It is puzzling, I admit, but perhaps we shall find some explanation later. We come now to the evening, and the visit of the mysterious lady. I confess that that fairly baffles me,”
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