Category Archives: The Weekly Poirot

Sad but True

For your Weekly Poirot enjoyment, another conversation between Hastings and Poirot. “Is it really necessary to tell such elaborate lies, Poirot?” I asked as we walked away. Poirot shrugged his shoulders. “If one is going to tell a lie at … Continue reading

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Just the Facts?

Here is another conversation between Poirot and his friend Hastings. “Mon ami—you know my suspicious nature! I believe nothing that any one says unless it can be confirmed or corroborated.” “That’s right, old boy,” I said affectionately. “A thoroughly nice, … Continue reading

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Connoisseur of Mustaches

A conversation between Poirot and “The Third Girl.” “And how did you know me, may I ask? What made you recognize me?” “Your mustache,” said Norma immediately. “It couldn’t be anyone else.” He was gratified by that observation and stroked … Continue reading

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Justice Is a Fine Word

Amanda Knox was freed from prison last week. The media are all abuzz. Is she guilty? Is she innocent? We will probably never know the truth about her roommate’s murder. It’s too bad Poirot’s not around to sort it all … Continue reading

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That’s Life

Poirot once said, 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 … Continue reading

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A Difficult Detective

Poirot would be a difficult person to be friends with. It is always difficult with Poirot to know when he is serious and when he is merely amusing himself at one’s expense. from “Double Sin”

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A Year of Poirot

In Death in the Air, Poirot said, Close your eyes, my friend, instead of opening them wide. Use the eyes of the brain, not of the body. Let the little gray cells of the mind function. Let it be their … Continue reading

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Youth is Beauty

Poirot once said, To me, nowadays, anything young is beautiful. from Peril at End House Shortly after I moved to Rhode Island, I was driving to the grocery store, vaguely listening to an interview on NPR, when the interviewer asked … Continue reading

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Writer’s Prerogative

In Death in the Air, Poirot says, You have a great advantage as a writer . . . . You can relieve your feelings by the expedient of the printed word. You have the power of the pen over your … Continue reading

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M. Poirot and H. Irene

In honor of Hurricane Irene’s arrival, I offer you an extra Weekly Poirot quote. I suspect that if Poirot knew a hurricane was coming, he would lock himself up in the house and not come out until it was over. … Continue reading

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