Famous Detective Quotes

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie (English detective novelist and playwright, 1890-1976)

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Agatha Christie (English detective novelist and playwright, 1890-1976)

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
Agatha Christie (English detective novelist and playwright, 1890-1976)

Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective.
John Buchan (Scottish novelist, 1875-1940)

It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognize out of a number of facts which are incidental and which are vital. … I would call your attention to the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” “That was the curious incident.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), British mystery author & physician (1859 - 1930)

...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), British mystery author & physician (1859 - 1930)

“I do not approve of murder.”
Hercule Poirot (a fictional French speaking Belgian detective, created by Agatha Christie)

“I belong to the world.”
Hercule Poirot (a fictional French speaking Belgian detective, created by Agatha Christie)

“It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within--not without."
Hercule Poirot (a fictional French speaking Belgian detective, created by Agatha Christie)

"I can assure you, mademoiselle, that where money is concerned I am strictly a man of business."
Hercule Poirot (a fictional French speaking Belgian detective, created by Agatha Christie)

"I cannot, truly I cannot, sit in a chair all day reflecting how truly admirable I am."
Hercule Poirot (a fictional French speaking Belgian detective, created by Agatha Christie)

"I, who have undoubtedly the finest brain in Europe at present, can afford to be magnanimous!"
Hercule Poirot (a fictional French speaking Belgian detective, created by Agatha Christie)

"It is my weakness, it has always been my weakness, to desire to show off."
Hercule Poirot (a fictional French speaking Belgian detective, created by Agatha Christie)