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This post is a collection of 13 quotes from the book - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. I hope you find these quotes useful.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles Quotes
You're an old woman, Emily, and there's no fool like an old fool. The man's twenty years younger than you, and don't you fool yourself as to what he married you for. Money! Well, don't let him have too much of it.
Young man, trust me. I've lived in the world rather longer than you have. All I ask you is to keep your eyes open. You'll see what I mean.
The mind is confused? Is it not so? Take time, mon ami. You are agitated; you are excited - it is but natural. Presently, when we are calmer, we will arrange the facts, neatly, each in his proper place. We will examine - and reject. Those of importance we will put on one side; those of no importance, pouf! - blow them away!
Beware! Peril to the detective who says: 'It is so small - it does not matter. It will not agree. I will forget it.' That way lies confusion! Everything matters.
I should like to see a good flare up. It would clear the air. At present we are all thinking so much, and saying so little.
You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.
Real evidence is usually vague and unsatisfactory. It has to be examined - sifted. But here the whole thing is cut and dried. No, my friend, this evidence has been very cleverly manufactured - so cleverly that it has defeated its own ends.
It is always wise to suspect everybody until you can prove logically, and to your own satisfaction, that they are innocent.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
A tinge of Jewish blood is not a bad thing. It leavens the stolid stupidity of the ordinary Englishman.
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend. You cannot mix up sentiment and reason.
It is one thing to know that a man is guilty, it is quite another matter to prove him so. And, in this case, there is terribly little evidence. That is the whole trouble. I, Hercule Poirot, know, but I lack the last link in my chain.
A man in love is a sorry spectacle.