Amelia Peabody Emerson, the Hippopotamus Pool
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"Emerson was clearly in one of his masterful moods. I always allow him to enjoy them unless I feel it is necessary to set him straight."

—Amelia Peabody Emerson, The Hippopotamus Pool, 1996, by Elizabeth Peters
Roger Moore, Screen International
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"My pictures always seem to be filmed in places that I can't pronounce."

—Roger Moore, Screen International, 1980
Anthony Perkins, Photoplay
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"Norman Bates is the Hamlet of horror roles. Not your standard guy."

—Anthony Perkins, Photoplay, 1986
Vic Daniel Describing His Friend Benny, Down in the Valley
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"He came into the room with the calm ruddy-cheeked innocence of the truly amoral."

—Vic Daniel describing his friend Benny, Down in the Valley, 1989, by David M. Pierce
Monsignor Ronald Knox
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"This world may be divided into those who take it or leave it and those who split the difference."
—Monsignor Ronald Knox (1888-1957), British clergyman and mystery writer
William Shakespeare, the Winter's Tale
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance."

—William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, 1611
Samuel Butler
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon."

—Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
English Proverb
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned."

—English proverb
Oscar Wilde
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others."

—Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
O. Henry
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else."

—O. Henry (1862-1910), prolific U.S. short story writer
G.K. Chesterton
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it."

—G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), creator of the Father Brown mysteries
Orson Welles
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"Power corrupts but lack of power corrupts absolutely."

—Orson Welles (1915-85), Screen International, 1990
Raymond Chandler
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"If my book had been any worse I would not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better I would not have come."

—Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)
Alfred Hitchcock, Sunday Times
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"Blondes are the best victims. They're like virgin snow which shows up the bloody footprints."

—Alfred Hitchcock, Sunday Times, 1973
Robert Mitchum
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"I kept the same suit for six years—and the same dialogue. We just changed the title of the picture and the leading lady."

—Robert Mitchum, (1917-1997) U.S. actor
Philip Marlowe in Farewell, My Lovely
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window."

—Philip Marlowe in Farewell, My Lovely, 1940, by Raymond Chandler
Mr. Bradley to Mark Easterbrook, the Pale Horse
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 05:09
"Never say anything you’re mother shouldn’t hear about!"

—Mr. Bradley to Mark Easterbrook, The Pale Horse, 1961, by Agatha Christie
Susan Gabriel, Duplicate Keys
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 06:09
"You don't pay for anything by being dead. That's when you stop paying for it."

—Susan Gabriel, Duplicate Keys, 1984, by Jane Smiley
P.T. Barnum
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 06:09
"There's a sucker born every minute."
—P.T. Barnum, (1810-1891), U.S. showman
Vic Daniel, Down in the Valley
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 06:09
"Why is nothing ever simple? Why don't things have a beginning, a middle, then an end like a date with a Catholic girl?"

—Vic Daniel, Down in the Valley, 1989, by David M. Pierce
Desmond Maccarthy
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 06:09
"The authorities were at their wit's end, nor had it taken them long to get there."

—Desmond MacCarthy (1877-1952), British writer
Raymond Chandler, “the Simple Art of Murder”
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 06:09
"In everything that can be called art there is a quality of redemption."

— Raymond Chandler, “The Simple Art of Murder,” Atlantic Monthly, December, 1944
Richard Daley
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 06:09
"Get the thing straight once and for all. The policeman isn’t there to create disorder. The policeman is there to preserve disorder."

—Richard Daley, mayor Chicago
Al Capone
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 06:09
"Vote early and vote often."

—Al Capone (1899-1947), U.S. gangster
The Inconstant, Play by George Farquhar
Teri Duerr
Monday, 20 September 2010 06:09
"Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards."

The Inconstant, play by George Farquhar (1678-1707)