Daily Miscellany

"It is surprising that Mr. Gould lived long as he did, in view of his character."

—Nero Wolfe, "Black Orchids," in Black Orchids, 1942, by Rex Stout

Daily Miscellany

"I felt like poisoning a monk."

—Umberto Eco on why he wrote his novel, The Name of the Rose, 1983

Daily Miscellany
Man Shoots Neighbor With Machete

—Headline in The Miami Herald, July 3, 1997

Daily Miscellany

"It is not strange. She finds them often. Fresh dead people."

—Abdullah, commenting on his employer, Amelia Peabody Emerson, Seeing a Large Cat, 1997, by Elizabeth Peters

Daily Miscellany

"Too much virtue has a corrupting effect."

—Kinsey Millhone, "A" is for Alibi, 1982, by Sue Grafton

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