Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Ten Hercule Poirot Quotes I Love

 Back in May I did a post on 10 Miss Marple quotes so of course I must list 10 favorite Hercule Poirot quotes!  If nothing else his ego would not tolerate being left out!

1.  My name is Hercule Poirot, and I am probably the greatest detective in the world - The Mystery of the Blue Train

2.  Words, mademoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas - The ABC Murders

3.  It is deplorable!  To remove all the romance - all the mystery!  Today everything is standardized! - Evil Under the Sun

4.  Everything must be taken into account.  If the fact will not fit the theory - let the theory go. - The Mysterious Affair at Styles

5.  Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.  You cannot mix up sentiment and reason.  - The Mysterious Affair at Styles

6.  It is always the facts that will not fit in that are significant. - Death on the Nile

7. Wherever there is human nature, there is drama.  But - it is not always just where you think it is.  - The Kind of Clubs (short story)

8.  Convention decrees that a woman must make a decent pretence of mourning for her husband. - The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (short story)

9.  The English people, they have a mania for the fresh air.  The big air, it is all very well outside, where it belongs.  Why admit it to the house.  - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

10. He was not nice, no.  But he was alive and now he is dead, and as I told him once, I have a bourgeois attitude to murder, I disapprove of it.  - Cards on the Table

So what do you think?  Are you a Poirot fan?


  1. What a great list, Katherine! Not sure I've ever seen a list of Poirot quotes. #10 is my favorite and Cards On The Table is one of my favorite Poirot books. I disapprove of murder too! LOL

  2. I love all the quotes, witty and fun. I can see what draws you in.

  3. I am a Poirot fan and am in the process of reading through the books in order. I love all the quotes! Great list.

  4. I love, "Words, mademoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas." ❤

  5. I like Miss Marple more. But I did just get an audio for review with Poirot's complete short stories which I am looking forward to listening to it.

    Anne - Books of My Heart