Detective Quotes

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Detective Quotes By Raymond Chandler: I don't greatly care for passes this early I don't greatly care for passes this early in the morning. Raymond Chandler
Detective Quotes By Andrew Hixson: I will only write the novel, if I I will only write the novel, if I can solve the crime Andrew Hixson
Detective Quotes By C.S. Boag: I like two men, two guns that kind I like two men, two guns that kind of thing, I don't do subtle. C.S. Boag
Detective Quotes By Umberto Eco: After all, the fundamental question of philosophy (like After all, the fundamental question of philosophy (like that of psychoanalysis) is the same as the question of the detective novel: who is guilty? Umberto Eco
Detective Quotes By Melvyn Small: A three-pint problem A three-pint problem Melvyn Small
Detective Quotes By Elizabeth Heiter: The instant Isabella Cortez left the safety of The instant Isabella Cortez left the safety of the FBI building, goose bumps skittered across her skin and her senses went on high alert. Elizabeth Heiter
Detective Quotes By Robert Carlyle: I'd love to do a Columbo-type detective character I'd love to do a Columbo-type detective character in a series. Robert Carlyle
Detective Quotes By Ron Sanders: CONCERNED BUT NOT CONSUMED! CONCERNED BUT NOT CONSUMED! Ron Sanders
Detective Quotes By Amy Andrews: You do know I'm not psychic, right?'Dash looked You do know I'm not psychic, right?'
Dash looked down at her. 'Joy...you do know that normal people don't see ghosts, right?
Amy Andrews
Detective Quotes By Agatha Christie: I would like it to be said that I would like it to be said that I was a good writer of detective and thriller stories. Agatha Christie
Detective Quotes By Tom Cook: When you live outside the law, you have When you live outside the law, you have to be flexible Tom Cook
Detective Quotes By J.R. Rain: All that Anne Rice crap is true, I All that Anne Rice crap is true, I thought on my way out the door; New Orleans really does have a vampire problem.
Besides me, of course.
J.R. Rain
Detective Quotes By James Ellroy: I am a writer. I could not afford I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective. — James Ellroy
Detective Quotes By Raymond Chandler: A check girl in peach-bloom Chinese pajamas came A check girl in peach-bloom Chinese pajamas came over to take my hat and disapprove of my clothes. She had eyes like strange sins. — Raymond Chandler
Detective Quotes By Candida Martinelli: Setting that little girl loose in her society Setting that little girl loose in her society would be like putting a fox in with the chickens. (Violet Strange's detective boss.) — Candida Martinelli
Detective Quotes By Debbie Cowens: I should mortify a dozen Sir Johns if I should mortify a dozen Sir Johns if it might aid my investigation." - Elizabeth Bennet — Debbie Cowens
Detective Quotes By John Buchan: I began to get really keen, for every I began to get really keen, for every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective. — John Buchan
Detective Quotes By Alexander McCall Smith: Now the tea began to do its work- Now the tea began to do its work- as it always did- and the world that only a few minutes previously had seemed so bleak started to seem less so. — Alexander McCall Smith
Detective Quotes By Ben Aaronovitch: Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook recommends the ABC of Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook recommends the ABC of serious investigation: Assume nothing, Believe nothing, and Check everything. — Ben Aaronovitch
Detective Quotes By Fuminori Nakamura: Our job involves looking at things that people Our job involves looking at things that people usually can't see. — Fuminori Nakamura
Detective Quotes By Jon Voight: I play a detective, very close to myself I play a detective, very close to myself actually. — Jon Voight
Detective Quotes By Nic Pizzolatto: I made 'True Detective' like it was going I made 'True Detective' like it was going to be the only thing I ever made for television. So put in everything and the kitchen sink. Everything. — Nic Pizzolatto
Detective Quotes By Mark Crutchfield: Tailing someone is like maintaining a relationship: you Tailing someone is like maintaining a relationship: you keep at it until they give you the slip, or until they confirm everything you suspect them of. — Mark Crutchfield
Detective Quotes By Teresa Lynn: Rene Caron takes my breath away! Rene Caron takes my breath away! — Teresa Lynn
Detective Quotes By Agatha Christie: Ah! Madame, I reserve the explanations for the Ah! Madame, I reserve the explanations for the last chapter. — Agatha Christie
Detective Quotes By Keri Arthur: Well, strap my ass to a flagpole and Well, strap my ass to a flagpole and hoist it skyward' an all to familiar voice declared. — Keri Arthur
Detective Quotes By Douglas Adams: I am a private detective. I am paid I am a private detective. I am paid to be inquisitive and presumptuous. — Douglas Adams
Detective Quotes By A.A. Milne: From what I've read of detective stories, inspectors From what I've read of detective stories, inspectors always do want to drag the pond first. — A.A. Milne
Detective Quotes By John Wells: A show like 'True Detective' is definitely a A show like 'True Detective' is definitely a drama. — John Wells
Detective Quotes By P.D. James: The cultured cop! I thought they were peculiar The cultured cop! I thought they were peculiar to detective novels. — P.D. James
Detective Quotes By Dorothy L. Sayers: In detective stories virtue is always triumphant. They're In detective stories virtue is always triumphant. They're the purest literature we have — Dorothy L. Sayers
Detective Quotes By Amelia Gray: It was clear that in a past life It was clear that in a past life the detective had been a phone booth beside an empty highway. — Amelia Gray
Detective Quotes By Carolyn Arnold: You have bigger balls than some men I You have bigger balls than some men I know. — Carolyn Arnold
Detective Quotes By Katie McGarry: Pigpen warned us that the detective fucked you Pigpen warned us that the detective fucked you up." Eli says. — Katie McGarry
Detective Quotes By Rex Stout: The only two kinds of books could earn The only two kinds of books could earn an American writer a living are cookbooks and detective novels. — Rex Stout
Detective Quotes By Jill Sobule: When I was a kid, I wanted to When I was a kid, I wanted to be a spy detective or a rock star. — Jill Sobule
Detective Quotes By Agatha Christie: You have a tendency, Hastings, to prefer the You have a tendency, Hastings, to prefer the least likely. That, no doubt, is from reading too many detective stories. — Agatha Christie
Detective Quotes By S. S. Van Dine: There simply must be a corpse in a There simply must be a corpse in a detective novel,
and the deader the corpse the better. — S. S. Van Dine
Detective Quotes By Ingrid Newkirk: It is dangerous to engage in even the It is dangerous to engage in even the most innocuous-seeming discourse with the FBI/ Homeland Security/ a local detective. — Ingrid Newkirk
Detective Quotes By Warren Ellis: [ ... ] a super-rat. I nailed it [ ... ] a super-rat. I nailed it across the eyes once with a lucky shot with the butt of my gun, but it got up again and shat in my telephone. — Warren Ellis
Detective Quotes By Rob Thomas: Chatty, defensive, observant. My new favorite witness. Chatty, defensive, observant. My new favorite witness. — Rob Thomas
Detective Quotes By Lily Gardner: About Tommy, you went through your whole life About Tommy, you went through your whole life craving these little pockets of time and missing them for more time than you had them. — Lily Gardner
Detective Quotes By Jayne Ann Krentz: I should have known better than to take I should have known better than to take a job as an assistant to a psychic detective. — Jayne Ann Krentz
Detective Quotes By Evan Hunter: A detective sees death in all the various A detective sees death in all the various forms at least five times a week. — Evan Hunter
Detective Quotes By D.B. Woodling: If only marriage licenses came with a buyer's If only marriage licenses came with a buyer's remorse clause.
~Detective Mike Malone — D.B. Woodling
Detective Quotes By C.S. Poe: Mr. Snow.''Detective Winter.''Do you give all of the Mr. Snow.'
'Detective Winter.'
'Do you give all of the men in your life a murder case for Christmas, or just the really special ones? — C.S. Poe
Detective Quotes By Stieg Larsson: In ordinary detective novels you never see the In ordinary detective novels you never see the consequences of what happens in a story in the next book. That you do in mine. — Stieg Larsson
Detective Quotes By Jodi Picoult: He was a detective, but he didn't detect He was a detective, but he didn't detect anything. It fell into his lap, already broken,
every time. — Jodi Picoult
Detective Quotes By David Lagercrantz: A conventional crime story is simple - it's A conventional crime story is simple - it's just a corpse in the river or something, and a detective with an alcohol problem. — David Lagercrantz
Detective Quotes By Abramelin Keldor: The only way Magick ever has power is The only way Magick ever has power is when its secrets are truly secret. Once too many people know how it works, then it doesn't work anymore. — Abramelin Keldor
Detective Quotes By Anonymous: A bit unsporting, what?" he said. "Ought to A bit unsporting, what?" he said. "Ought to ferret out the mystery before we go. Whole thing's like a detective story. Positively thrilling. — Anonymous
Detective Quotes By Anonymous: The detective story is not about murder," P. The detective story is not about murder," P. D. James has written, "but the restoration of order. — Anonymous
Detective Quotes By Michael Connelly: The best crime novels are not about how The best crime novels are not about how a detective works on a case; they are about how a case works on a detective. — Michael Connelly
Detective Quotes By Stuart MacBride: What about Ding-Dong?""Detective Inspector Bell couldn't find his What about Ding-Dong?"

"Detective Inspector Bell couldn't find his arse with both hands if you duct-taped them to it. Come on. — Stuart MacBride
Detective Quotes By Jennifer A. Girardin: Moriston House is really quite beautiful. No wonder Moriston House is really quite beautiful. No wonder everyone wants to be murdered here.
--Roberta "Bobbie" Aldridge — Jennifer A. Girardin
Detective Quotes By Amy Andrews: A woman could do a lot of crazy A woman could do a lot of crazy things for a pair of fine-looking dimples. — Amy Andrews
Detective Quotes By Dashiell Hammett: And when you're slapped you'll take it and And when you're slapped you'll take it and like it." - Detective Sam Spade — Dashiell Hammett
Detective Quotes By Ralph Davis: [T]he historian and the detective have much in [T]he historian and the detective have much in common. — Ralph Davis
Detective Quotes By Allyse Near: He said her name like a detective unmasking He said her name like a detective unmasking the face of the culprit he'd suspected all along. — Allyse Near
Detective Quotes By Nic Pizzolatto: Nothing in the television show 'True Detective' was Nothing in the television show 'True Detective' was plagiarized. — Nic Pizzolatto
Detective Quotes By Sue Grafton: As it is, we could not call mine As it is, we could not call mine a beautiful puss, but it does the job well enough, distinguishing the front of my head from the back. — Sue Grafton
Detective Quotes By V.T. Davy: You don't rewrite it, censor it, or edit You don't rewrite it, censor it, or edit it, to suit some warped view you have of the past and your own present. — V.T. Davy
Detective Quotes By Adria Arjona: I was so nervous that this was 'True I was so nervous that this was 'True Detective' and that I needed to do a good job that I would just dig into every scene. — Adria Arjona
Detective Quotes By Melia Keeton-Digby: Like a detective keenly searching for clues, our Like a detective keenly searching for clues, our daughters are solving the mystery of womanhood itself. — Melia Keeton-Digby
Detective Quotes By Darin Gibby: The detective had a kidnapping, he had a The detective had a kidnapping, he had a knife and he had blood. He had an insane old man. He was going in. — Darin Gibby
Detective Quotes By Ed Lynskey: In near panic, I craned my neck to In near panic, I craned my neck to gaze over the cabin's roofline a bursting fireball. — Ed Lynskey
Detective Quotes By Becki Newton: I'm not cut out to be a detective I'm not cut out to be a detective on 'Law & Order' - I laugh too easily. — Becki Newton
Detective Quotes By Jill Yesko: Sometimes a girl's gotta be bad to be Sometimes a girl's gotta be bad to be good.

Murder in the Dog Park — Jill Yesko
Detective Quotes By Robert Winston: I love the French detective series 'Spiral.' It's I love the French detective series 'Spiral.' It's quite brutal to watch, but I'm already hooked. — Robert Winston
Detective Quotes By Becca Fitzpatrick: I didn't do anything," Scott protested. "Breaking and I didn't do anything," Scott protested. "Breaking and entering is nothing?" Detective Basso echoed. "Funny, the law disagrees. — Becca Fitzpatrick
Detective Quotes By David Wishart: the emperor had chewed off his balls and the emperor had chewed off his balls and stuffed a one-way ticket to the Black Sea up his rectum [Marcus Corvinus explains what happened to Ovid] — David Wishart
Detective Quotes By Emmett Shear: The instant they say something you don't expect The instant they say something you don't expect or already know, you should drop into detective mode. — Emmett Shear
Detective Quotes By Kristen Ashley: Mental note when dealing with Mitch: he was Mental note when dealing with Mitch: he was a police detective and he had ways of getting information therefore never let your guard down — Kristen Ashley
Detective Quotes By Sara Sheridan: Covert operations relied on the unguarded slip, the Covert operations relied on the unguarded slip, the unconscious choosing of one word over another. — Sara Sheridan
Detective Quotes By Karin Slaughter: When I was growing up, my stepmother's sister When I was growing up, my stepmother's sister was the chief detective in one of the adjoining towns, so she piqued my interest in crime. — Karin Slaughter
Detective Quotes By George Orwell: Men read either the novels it is possible Men read either the novels it is possible to respect, or detective stories. But their consumption of detective stories is terrific. — George Orwell
Detective Quotes By Carolyn Keene: We could certainly use a detective. And I've We could certainly use a detective. And I've got to hand it to you, Nancy - you sure can keep your head. — Carolyn Keene
Detective Quotes By Natsuki Mamiya: Forward in time, the man named Konan didn't Forward in time, the man named Konan didn't match my idea of a detective. — Natsuki Mamiya
Detective Quotes By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat: I left a note for my mother. I I left a note for my mother. I always leave a note for my mother when I am on a case. — Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Detective Quotes By Carolyn Keene: Chuckling to herself, Nancy said aloud, Romance and Chuckling to herself, Nancy said aloud, Romance and detective work won't mix tonight! — Carolyn Keene
Detective Quotes By Derek Landy: Serpine: You have caused me so much trouble Serpine: You have caused me so much trouble over the years detective. It's almost a shame to end it
Skulduggery: You're surrendering? — Derek Landy
Detective Quotes By Jane Roberts: The detective and his criminal wear versions of The detective and his criminal wear versions of the same mask. — Jane Roberts
Detective Quotes By Robert Galbraith: The detective seemed to remember reading that advertisers The detective seemed to remember reading that advertisers used Scottish accents to suggest integrity and honesty. The — Robert Galbraith