Category Archives: The Weekly Poirot

A Mystery

A month went by without a single Poirot post. That’s unusual. Normally I’d force myself to sit down on Sunday, no matter what else I had going on, and post a quote. So what happened? My husband happened. One day … Continue reading

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Keep on Moving

From Third Girl But one could not relax forever, one had to go on to the next thing. Unfortunately he had no idea what the next thing might be. Some further literary accomplishment? He thought not. Do a thing well, … Continue reading

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Yummy, Happy

Poirot speaking to Ariadne Oliver in Third Girl: One day you rang me up. I was in distress. Yes, I admit it, I was in distress. Something extremely painful had been said to me. You, madame were kindness itself. You … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas Thought

My Christmas Eve and Christmas were very good this year. I did not once think of killing anyone, but I guess some people aren’t so lucky. Said Poirot, The result of pretending to be a more amiable, a more forgiving, … Continue reading

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Christmas Is on the Way!

I’m getting ready for Christmas with this holiday Poirot quote. You have said that Christmas is a season of good cheer. That means, does it not, a lot of eating and drinking? It means, in fact, the overeating! And with … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Puzzling

At Hercule Poirot’s elbow was a tisane prepared for him by George. He sipped at it and thought. He thought in a certain way peculiar to himself. It was the technique of a man who selected thoughts as one might … Continue reading

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True to Form

I think Poirot was probably right when he said, There are not so many round pegs in square holes as one might think. Most people, in spite of what they tell you, choose the occupations that they secretly desire. You … Continue reading

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Hmph

“It is true that America is the country of progress,” agreed Poirot. There is much that I admire about Americans. Only—I am perhaps old-fashioned—but me, I find the American woman less charming than my own country-women. The French or Belgian … Continue reading

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Mixed-Up Memories

“But you know, my dear,” said Poirot gently, “people are never like what you remember them. You make them, as the years go by, more and more the way you wish them to be, and as you think you remember … Continue reading

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Watch Your Mouth!

Said Poirot, In conversation, points arise! If a human being converses much, it is impossible for him to avoid the truth! from A Holiday for Murder

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