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#1. Oh! Do not excite yourself. Shall I say that he interested me because he was trying to grow a mustache and as yet the result is poor." Poirot stroked his own magnificent mustache tenderly. "It is an art," he murmured, "the growing of the mustache! I have sympathy for all who attempt it. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#2. I should hope, Mr. Poirot, that whatever our feelings, we can keep them in decent control. And we can certainly control our actions. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#3. What are you doing, Poirot?"
"I dissect rucksacks. It is very interesting. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#4. If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#5. I find most of the human race extraordinarily repulsive. They probably reciprocate this feeling. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#6. Everyone likes talking about himself. - Hercule Poirot - Author: Agatha Christie
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#7. The dog hunts rabbits. Hercule Poirot hunts murderers. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#8. Well," said Adam, as Poirot went out. "First girls' knees, and now draughtsmanship! What next, I wonder! - Author: Agatha Christie
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#9. Difficulties are made to be overcome ~ Miss Felicity Lemon, Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Plymouth Express - Author: Agatha Christie
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#10. A lot of additional pain and grief is caused by honesty, remarked Hercule Poirot. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#11. Sensationalism dies quickly, fear is long-lived. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#12. Eh bien, then, you are crazy, or appear crazy or you think you are crazy, and possibly you may be crazy. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#13. But when you say crazy, that describes very well what the general appearance may be to ordinary, everyday people. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#14. In case, I would prefer to say, that some circumstances should strike me in a different light to the one in which it struck you. Human reactions vary and so does human experience.

~Hercule Poirot - Author: Agatha Christie
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#15. There's no reason why women shouldn't behave like rational beings," Simon asserted stolidly.
Poirot said drily: "Quite frequently they do. That is even more upsetting! - Author: Agatha Christie
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#16. And suddenly, with a terrific shock, with that feeling as of blurring on a cinematograph screen before the picture comes to focus, Hercule Poirot realized that this artificially set scene had a point of reality ... - Author: Agatha Christie
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#17. There comes to everyone a turning point in their lives, M. Poirot. They stand at the crossroads and have to decide. My profession interests me enormously; it is a sorrow - a very great sorrow - to abandon it. But there are other claims. There is, M. Poirot, the happiness of a human being. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#18. A meal should always lie lightly on the estomac," said Poirot. "It should not be so heavy as to paralyze thought. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#19. What's wrong with my proposition?" Poirot rose. "If you will forgive me for being personal-I do not like your face, M. Ratchett. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#20. That is the worst of Poirot. Order and Method are his gods. He goes so far as to attribute all his success to them. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#21. I like to see an angry Englishman," said Poirot. "They are very amusing. The more emotional they feel the less command they have of language. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#22. Hercule Poirot spread out his hands in his most foreign manner. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#23. That is what I mean. A bath! The receptacle of porcelain, one turns the taps and fills it, one gets in, one gets out and ghoosh - ghoosh - ghoosh, the water goes down the waste pipe!"
"M. Poirot are you quite mad?"
"No, I am extremely sane. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#24. Pas encore. Qa m'amuse."
"Really, Poirot!"
"Yes, my friend. I grow old and childish, do I not? - Author: Agatha Christie
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#25. I should have known when I first saw that picture. For it is a very remarkable picture. It is the picture of a murderess painted by her victim-it is the picture of a girl watching her lover dies. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#26. Hercule Poirot addressed himself to the task of keeping his moustaches out of the soup. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#27. Poirot and I behaved in the customary fashion of people being shown over houses. We stood stock still, looking a little ill at ease, murmuring remarks such as: "Very nice." "A very pleasant room." "The morning-room, you say? - Author: Agatha Christie
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#28. It is the quietest and meekest people who are often capable of the most sudden and unexpected violences for the reason that when their control does snap, it goes entirely. (Hercule Poirot) - Author: Agatha Christie
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#29. Alas," murmured Poirot to his mustaches, "that one can only eat three times a day ... - Author: Agatha Christie
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#30. Why, he's Hercule Poirot! You know who I mean - the private detective. They say he's done the most wonderful things - just like detectives do in books. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#31. You are the patient one, Mademoiselle,' said Poirot to Miss Debenham.
She shrugged her shoulders slightly. 'What else can one do?'
You are a philosopher, Mademoiselle.'
That implies a detached attitude. I think my attitude is more selfish. I have learned to save myself useless emotion. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#32. Ah, but my dear sir, the why must never be obvious. That is the whole point. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#33. He was a man of whom nearly everybody was a little afraid. Why this last was so can hardly be stated in definite words. There was a feeling, perhaps, that he knew a little too much about everybody. And there was a feeling, too, that his sense of humor was a curious one. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#34. I will not look through keyholes," I interrupted hotly. Poirot closed his eyes. "Very well, then. You will not look through keyholes. You will remain the English gentleman and someone will be killed. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#35. Miss Bulstrode had another faculty which demonstrated her superiority over most other women. She could listen. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#36. Fellow has the wrong clothes and all that. French chap-or Belgian. Queer fellow, but he's got the goods all right. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#37. I've heard that you're the cat's whiskers, M. Poirot."
"Comment? The cat's whiskers? I do not understand."
"Well that you're It."
"Madame, I may or may not have brains - as a matter of fact I have - why pretend? - Author: Agatha Christie
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#38. A brave new world. There isn't anything really like that, is there?"
"You don't believe in it?"
"Do you?"
"There is always a brave new world," said Poirot, "but only, you know, for very special people. The lucky ones. The ones who carry the making of that world within themselves. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#39. By Jove, Poirot,' I exclaimed, 'did you see that young goddess?' Poirot - Author: Agatha Christie
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#40. Poirot, watching him, felt suddenly a doubt
an uncomfortable twinge. Was there, here, something that he had missed? Some richness of the spirit? Sadness crept over him. Yes, he should have become acquainted with the classics. Long ago. Now, alas, it was too late ... - Author: Agatha Christie
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#41. One could write a play about such an idea." "It has been done," said Poirot. "But console yourself, Hastings," he added kindly. "Because a theme has been used once, there is no reason why it should not be used again. Compose your drama. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#42. Ah, but life is like that! It does not permit you to arrange and order it as you will. It will not permit you to escape emotion, to live by the intellect and by reason! You cannot say, 'I will feel so much and no more.' Life, Mr. Welman, whatever else it is, is not reasonable. [Hercule Poirot] - Author: Agatha Christie
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#43. Speech is the deadliest of revealers.' - Hercule Poirot, Cards on the Table - Author: Agatha Christie
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#44. It takes more than a printed notice to keep you from reality ... We've only one life to live. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#45. It is completely unimportant," said Poirot. "That is why it is so interesting," he added softly. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#46. It is the sex angle that sells stories, that makes news. give people scandal allied to sex and it appeals far more than any mere political chicanery or fraud. (Hercule Poirot) - Author: Agatha Christie
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#47. We had reached Leastways Cottage, and Poirot ushered me upstairs to his own room. He offered me one of the tiny Russian cigarettes he himself occasionally smoked. I was amused to notice that he stowed away the used matches most carefully in a little china pot. My momentary annoyance vanished. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#48. [About Poirot] The flamboyant moustaches, the sartorial elegance, the white spats and the pointed patent leather shoes all filled this insular young man with distinct misgivings. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#49. You see," he said sadly, "you have no instincts."
"It was intelligence you were requiring just now," I pointed out.
"The two often go together," said Poirot enigmatically. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#50. 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. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#51. It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within--not without." ~ Poirot - Author: Agatha Christie
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#52. I am not mad. I am eccentric perhaps
at least certain people say so; but as regards my profession. I am very much as one says, 'all there. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#53. Sometimes I feel sure he is as mad as a hatter and then, just as he is at his maddest, I find there is a method in his madness. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#54. The Coroner said graciously:
"I have heard of you, M. Poirot," and Poirot made an unsuccessful attempt to look modest. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#55. I have no pity for myself either. So let it be Veronal. But I wish Hercule Poirot had never retired from work and come here to grow vegetable marrows. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#56. You're a man milliner, Poirot. I never notice what people have on."
"You should join a nudist colony - Author: Agatha Christie
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#57. But it is not everything in life that has its ticket, so much. There are things that are not for sale. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#58. Unless you are good at guessing, it is not much use being a detective. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#59. What you do not understand is that there are things that cannot be bought. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#60. Who are you? You don't belong to the police?' 'I am better than the police,' said Poirot. He said it without conscious arrogance. It was, to him, a simple statement of fact. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#61. You weren't quite accurate just now."
"I? Not accurate?" Poirot sounded affronted. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#62. An air of infinite reluctance M. Poirot climbed aboard the train. The conductor climbed after him. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#63. I pass over the spectacle of Poirot on a camel. He started by groans and lamentations and ended by shrieks, gesticulations and invocations to the Virgin Mary and every Saint in the calendar. In the end, he descended ignominiously and finished the journey on a diminutive donkey. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#64. I was tired of this silly joking about my 'speaking countenance'. I could keep a secret as well as anyone. Poirot had always persisted in the humiliating belief that I am a transparent character and that anyone can read what is passing in my mind. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#65. The expected has happened, and when the expected happens, it always causes me emotion. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#66. Life can be very terrible," he said. "One needs much courage."
"To kill oneself? yes, I suppose one does."
"Also to live," said Poirot, "one needs courage. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#67. Guy Carpenter frowned and came into the drawing room through the window. He had a long face like a horse, he was pale and looked rather supercilious. His manner was pompous. Hercule Poirot found him unattractive. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#68. Hercule Poirot: I am an imbecile. I see only half of the picture.
Miss Lemon: I don't even see that. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#69. Put that in your mustache and smoke it. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#70. In fact,' said Poirot, 'she stabbed him in the dark, not realising that he was dead already, but somehow deduced that he had a watch in his pyjama pocket, took it out, put back the hands blindly and gave it the requisite dent. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#71. As you yourself have said, what other explanation can there be?'
Poirot stared straight ahead of him. 'That is what I ask myself,' he said. 'That is what I never cease to ask myself. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#72. I don't want to write about it at all.
I want, you see, to think about it as little as possible. Hercule Poirot was dead - and with him died a good part of Arthur Hastings. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#73. My flute, M. Poirot, is my oldest companion. When everything else fails, music remains. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#74. If you've lost, you've lost. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#75. Let me tell you this, Hastings. She would never forgive me if I let Alfred Inglethorp, her husband, be arrested now - when a word from me could save him! - Author: Agatha Christie
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#76. There was only one thing about his own appearance which really pleased Hercule Poirot, and that was the profusion of his moustaches, and the way they responded to grooming and treatment and trimming. They were magnificent. He knew of nobody else who had any moustache half as good. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#77. You want beauty," said Hercule Poirot. "Beauty at any price. For me, it is truth I want. Always truth. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#78. Everyone is a potential murderer-in everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill-though not the will to kill. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#79. Ah, mais c'est Anglais ca," he murmured, "everything in black and white, everything clear cut and well defined. But life, it is not like that, Mademoiselle. There are things that are not yet, but which cast their shadow before. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#80. Hercule Poirot was sitting at the breakfast table. At his right hand was a steaming cup - Author: Agatha Christie
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#81. There are more important things than finding the murderer. And justice is a fine word, but it is sometimes difficult to say exactly what one means by it. In my opinion, the important thing is to clear the innocent. - Hercule Poirot - Author: Agatha Christie
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#82. Poirot: Do not allow Hate into your heart, for it will make a home there.
Jackie: If Love cannot live there, Hate works just as well. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#83. We established ourselves on the grassy knoll as Poirot had suggested, - Author: Agatha Christie
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#84. For somewhere," said Poirot to himself, indulging in an absolute riot of mixed metaphors, "there is in the hay a needle, and among the sleeping dogs there is one on whom I shall put my foot, and by shooting the arrows into the air, one will come down and hit a glass house! - Author: Agatha Christie
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#85. So you think that the coco- mark well what I say, Hastings, the coco- contained strychnine?"
"Of course! That salt on the tray, what else could it have been?"
"It might have been salt." replied Poirot placidly. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#86. The world is full of good people who do bad things! - Author: Agatha Christie
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#87. Who on earth but Poirot would have thought of a trial for murder as a restorer of conjugal happiness! - Author: Agatha Christie
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#88. I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#89. I am all that there is of the most real. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#90. Man is an unoriginal animal, said Hercule Poirot - Author: Agatha Christie
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#91. Your idea of a woman is someone who gets on a chair and shrieks if she sees a mouse. That's all prehistoric. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#92. Ah, yes,' said Poirot. He was reflecting, and not for the first time, that seen from the back, shorts were becoming to very few of the female sex. He shut his eyes in pain. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#93. Poirot was standing in the larder in a dramtic attitude. In his hand he was brandishing a leg of mutton.
'My dear Poirot! What is the matter? have you gone mad?'
'Regard i pray you this mutton! But regard it closely! - Author: Agatha Christie
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#94. At all events, let us examine the position from the point of view of murder, not suicide."
"Oh, all right. If you are on the scene, it probably would be murder!"
For a moment Poirot smiled. "I hardly like that remark. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#95. In fact the marriage has been arranged by heaven and Hercule Poirot. All I have to do is to compound a felony. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#96. Poirot thought it not quite professional to begin a routine working day before ten. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#97. A large fierce-looking dog whom Poirot suspected of having mange growled from his position on a moderately comfortable fourth chair. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#98. It is romantic, yes,' agreed Hercule Poirot. 'It is peaceful. The sun shines. The sea is blue. But you forget, Miss Brewster, there is evil everywhere under the sun'. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#99. Maybe it is because I am an old man, but I find, M. Poirot, that there is something about the defenselessness of youth that moves me to tears. Youth is so vulnerable. It is so ruthless - so sure. So generous and so demanding. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#100. I enrage myself with an imbecile. I say, 'I would like to kick him.' Instead I kick the table. I say, 'This table, it is the imbecile, I kick him so. - Author: Agatha Christie
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