Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - The Murder on the Links by Agtha Christie.
In The Murder on the Links, Poirot relies upon his famous "little grey cells" to cut through the confusion and untangle a story of blackmail, forbidden love, and a long-buried secret.
Now I am old-fashioned. A woman, I consider, should be womanly. I have no patience with the modern neurotic girl who jazzes from morning till night, smokes like a chimney, and uses language which would make a Billingsgate fishwoman blush!
The true work, it is done from within. The little grey cells - remember always the little grey cells, mon ami!
Mon ami, a clue of two feet long is every bit as valuable as one measuring two millimeters! But it is the romantic idea that all important clues must be infinitesimal.
A man tells to his mistress what he does not always tell to his wife.
Some of the greatest criminals I have known had the faces of angels. A malformation of the grey cells may coincide quite easily with the face of a Madonna.
The heart of a woman who loves will forgive many blows.
Man is an unoriginal animal. Unoriginal within the law in his daily respectable life, equally unoriginal outside the law. If a man commits a crime, any other crime he commits will resemble it closely.
It is impossible. I cannot be wrong! The facts, taken methodically, and in their proper order, admit of only one explanation. I must be right! I am right!
My friend, in working upon a case, one does not take into account only the things that are "mentioned". There is no reason to mention many things which may be important. Equally, there is often an excellent reason for not mentioning them. You can take your choice of the two motives.
I have seen mothers who murdered their little children for the sake of the insurance money! After that, one can believe anything.
For whom will a woman lie? Sometimes for herself, usually for the man she loves, always for her children.
Think, my friend. Arrange your ideas. Be methodical. Be orderly. There is the secret of success.
Go to her as a boy no longer, but a man - a man bowed by the fate of the Past, and the fate of Today, but looking forward to a new and wonderful life. Ask her to share it with you. You may not realize it, but your love for each other has been tested in the fire and not found wanting. You have both been willing to lay down your lives for each other.