Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.
Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep)

And then I thought that I had to be like Sherlock Holmes and I had to detach my mind at will to a remarkable degree so that I did not notice how much it was hurting inside my head.
Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)

A really good detective never gets married.
Raymond Chandler

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
Agatha Christie

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
Sherlock Holmes

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Various Characters (Detective Conan)

With a keen eye for detail one truth always prevails.
Shinichi Kudo (Detective Conan)

Do you need a reason?…Do you need a reason to save someone’s life? …people kill each other and I don’t understand why, but for saving a life, is a logical reason necessary?
Shinichi Kudo (Detective Conan)

Oh right, most talented artists become famous after they’re dead, I’ll make you great by taking you to the cemetery called prison.
(Detective Conan)

There is no silver bullet which can kill us with one shot.
Gin (Detective Conan)

That painting is large and unattractive. It reminds me of your mother.
Richard Moore speaking to his daughter (Detective Conan)

There is only one truth.
Shinichi Kudo (Detective Conan)

To a great mind, nothing is little.
Arthur Conan

Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition in knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
Arthur Conan Doyle

My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.
Arthur Conan Doyle

Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
Arthur Conan Doyle

What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.
Arthur Conan Doyle

A dog reflects the family live. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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)

“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 (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 (Agatha Christie)

“I can assure you, mademoiselle, that where money is concerned I am strictly a man of business.”
Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie)

“I cannot, truly I cannot, sit in a chair all day reflecting how truly admirable I am.”
Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie)

“I, who have undoubtedly the finest brain in Europe at present, can afford to be magnanimous!”
Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie)

“It is my weakness, it has always been my weakness, to desire to show off.”
Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie)