“Everybody always knows something," said Adam, "even if it's something they don't know they know.”
“No sign, so far, of anything sinister—but I live in hope.”
“One must make one's own mistakes”
“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.”
“Don't you know, you idiot, that that is what every fool of a woman says about her child?
Miss Bulstrode's thoughts.”
“Miss Bulstrode had another faculty which demonstrated her superiority over most other women. She could listen.”
“Well,” said Adam, as Poirot went out. “First girls’ knees, and now draughtsmanship! What next, I wonder!”
“They knew, none better, the havoc caused by a good-looking young man to the hearts of adolescent girls.”
“The thing people don't seem to want anywhere nowadays...is anyone who's got a bit of ordinary common sense...but I often think that that's the only thing the world really needs-just a bit of common sense.”
“Snapshots were handed round. The menace of coloured transparencies was in the offing. All the enthusiasts wanted to show their own pictures, but to get out of being forced to see other people's.”
“Lady Veronica was not an unknown hazard. She was a charming woman [..] and very delightful when she was, as they put it herself - but unfortunately at unpredictable intervals, she was not herself. Her husband, Major Carlton-Sandways coped fairly well.”
“If she’d been born in an African tribe she might have been a witch doctor.”
“Like water leaking through a dam," said Piper.
"Yeah," smiled Percy. "We've got a dam hole."
"What?" Piper asked.
"Nothing," he said. "Inside joke.”
“I did no know everything there was to know about myself, and knew that I did not know it.”
“Never ask an elf for help; they might decide your better off dead, eh?”
“I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I'll never love you any less than I do, right this second.”
“The man in black smiled. "Shall we tell the truth then, you and I? No more lies?"
I thought we had been."
But the man in black persisted as if Roland hadn't spoken. "Shall there be truth between us, as two men? Not as friends, but as equals? There is an offer you will get rarely, Roland. Only equals speak the truth, that's my thought on't. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of regard. How tiresome!”
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