I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.
The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within--not without." ~ Poirot
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.
If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything.
Hercule Poirot: I am an imbecile. I see only half of the picture. Miss Lemon: I don't even see that.
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.
I like to inquire into everything. Hercule Poirot is a good dog. The good dog follows the scent, and if, regrettably, there is no scent to follow, he noses around - seeking always something that is not very nice.
You want beauty,' said Hercules Poirot. 'Beauty at any price. For me, it is truth. I want always truth.
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]
I mean, imagine how some unfortunate Master Criminal would feel, on coming down to do a murder at the old Grange, if he found that not only was Sherlock Holmes putting in the weekend there, but Hercule Poirot, as well." ~ Bertram "Bertie" Wooster
Everyone likes talking about himself. - Hercule Poirot
In conversation, points arise! If a human being converses much, it is impossible for him to avoid the truth! (Hercule Poirot)
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)