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Marriage, I have always held, is a serious affair, to be entered into only after long deliberation and forethought, and suitability of tastes and inclinations is the most important consideration.


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Long walks are off, and alas, bathing in the sea; fillet steaks and apples and raw blackberries (tee...
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I successfully chloroformed a hedgehog that was entangled in the tennis net and so managed to releas...
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What can I say at seventy-five? "Thank God for my good life,and for all the love that has been given...
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Sanity is the one unbelievable bore. One must be mad, slightly twisted - then one sees life from a n...
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Belgian stranger—all
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In fact,' said Poirot, 'she stabbed him in the dark, not realising that he was dead already, but som...
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Because, you see, if the man were an invention—a fabrication—how much easier to make him disappe...
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All around us are people, of all classes, of all nationalities, of all ages. For three days these pe...
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Her account is that she tried to get out of having to read it, but it was no use."
"And that's ...
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And then the lights came on and suddenly it was all as usual - I don't mean really as usual, but we ...
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Just look, Letty.” Miss Blacklock looked. Her eyebrows went up. She threw a quick scrutinizing gla...
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Of course, if you’ve made up your mind about it, you’ll find an answer to everything.
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In an English village, you turn over a stone and have no idea what will crawl out.
Miss Marple
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I am all that there is of the most real.
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What good is money if it can't buy happiness?
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You surprise me, Hastings. Do you not know that all celebrated detectives have brothers who would be...
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And so could you know it if you would only use the brains the good God has given you. Sometimes I re...
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I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And ...
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Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
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Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your a...
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I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from ...
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I like life. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but ...
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Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
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Elephants can remember, but we are human beings and mercifully human beings can forget.
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One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
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It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting!
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If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody,
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Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world...
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Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
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Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
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The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
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I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And ...
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Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it
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The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a ...
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Curious things, habits. People themselves never know they have them.
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They tried to be too clever---and that was their undoing.
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Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity
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I like to see an angry Englishman," said Poirot. "They are very amusing. The more emotional they fee...
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The body—the cage—is everything of the most respectable—but through the bars, the wild animal ...
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The expected has happened, and when the expected happens, it always causes me emotion.
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My flute, M. Poirot, is my oldest companion. When everything else fails, music remains.
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Sometimes I feel sure he is as mad as a hatter and then, just as he is at his maddest, I find there ...
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It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting.
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It takes so little to undermine public confidence in a man.
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Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend
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When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels
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But I don't doubt it will be essentially the same type of crime. The details may be different, but t...
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Nature repeats herself more than one would imagine. The sea has infinitely more variety.
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Lies--and again lies--it amazes me, the amount of lies we had told to us this morning."
"There ...
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