Murder on the Orient Express Quotes

27 of the best book quotes from Murder on the Orient Express
  1. #1
    Coffee, then, Madame. You need some stimulant.
  2. #2
    A ridiculous-looking little man. The sort of little man one could never take seriously.
  3. #3
    The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
  4. #4
    The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
  5. #5
    All these here are linked together - by death.
  6. #6
    The happiness of one man and one woman is the greatest thing in all the world.
  7. #7
    If you wish to catch a rabbit you put a ferret into the hole, and if the rabbit is there he runs.
  8. #8
    The little man removed his hat. What an egg-shaped head he had.
  9. #9
    The other two waited respectfully while M. Bouc struggled in mental agony.
  1. #10
    I suppose I saw photos of him in the papers, but I wouldn’t recognize my own mother when a press photographer had done with her.
  2. #11
    It was a woman. Only a woman would stab like that.
  3. #12
    I have learned to save myself useless emotion.
  4. #13
    I have learned to save myself useless emotion.
  5. #14
    I am not one to rely upon the expert procedure. It is the psychology I seek, not the fingerprint or the cigarette ash.
  6. #15
    The body—the cage—is everything of the most respectable—but through the bars, the wild animal looks out.
  7. #16
    The more emotional they feel the less command they have of language.
  8. #17
    At the small table, sitting very upright, was one of the ugliest old ladies he had ever seen. It was an ugliness of distinction - it fascinated rather than repelled.
  9. #18
    But I know human nature, my friend, and I tell you that, suddenly confronted with the possibility of being tried for murder, the most innocent person will lose his head and do the most absurd things.
  1. #19
    How fast you go. You arrive at a conclusion much sooner than I would permit myself to do.
  2. #20
    Some of us, in the words of the divine Greta Garbo, want to be alone.
  3. #21
    Say what you like, trial by jury is a sound system.
  4. #22
    If you will forgive me for being personal-I do not like your face, M. Ratchett.
  5. #23
    If you confront anyone who has lied with the truth, he will usually admit it - often out of sheer surprise. It is only necessary to guess right to produce your effect.
  6. #24
    Women are like that. When they are enraged they have great strength.
  7. #25
    Hercule Poirot addressed himself to the task of keeping his moustaches out of the soup.
  8. #26
    I believe, Messieurs, in loyalty---to one’s friends and one’s family and one’s caste.
  9. #27
    Because, you see, if the man were an invention—a fabrication—how much easier to make him disappear!
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