The Purloined Letter Quotes

Two of the best book quotes from The Purloined Letter
  1. #1
    “As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all.”
  2. #2
    “That is another of your odd notions,” said the Prefect, who had a fashion of calling every thing “odd” that was beyond his comprehension, and thus lived amid an absolute legion of “oddities.”