Famous Fictional Detective Quotes

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My last name is Poirot, like Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot; no relation to the fictional character.
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Ken Poirot
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The world's most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, said that once you have eliminated all the possibilities, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true.
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Siobhan Dowd (The London Eye Mystery (London Eye Mystery, #1))
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Weak argument: talk loudly.' Winston Churchill's famous marginal note is a classic example of a meta-equation. More precisely, it is a reminder of the basic principle of total valency: both halves of any equation strive toward self-repetition. In this respect, an equation is the ideal image of any reflection. Mimesis is tautological, and tautology as a universal phenomenon has its equivalent not only in mathematics but also in art; if in mathematics it takes form in an equation, then its ideal genre equivalent lies the riddle (the equation is the rationalization of a riddle, and detective fiction is its dramatization). As it grows into 'higher' genres, the riddle preserves its principle: two equal sides with unknowns, in which the sides demonstrate that they are identical. A riddle is a game. The process of solving it essentially boils down to proving the obvious; one knows from the start that the meanings of the two functions given are equal. This transforms the whole process into a sort of intellectual ostensibility.
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Evgeny Dobrenko (Late Stalinism: The Aesthetics of Politics)
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Rippling through these letters,’ Kemp detects, β€˜are the first imaginative stirrings of one of the greatest fiction and travel writers in the language.’ Costiveness inspired the famously contorted style - sentences which labour, often interminably, to deliver their meaning.
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Anonymous
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The Everglades are dying. Nearly half of their 4 million acres have been swallowed up by sprawl and sugarcane. Almost 70 plant and animal species that reside there hover on the brink of extinction. The wading bird populations β€” egrets and herons and spoonbills and the like β€” have declined a staggering 90 percent. The saw grass prairies, for which the region is famous, have grown smaller with each passing year, and the once legendary game fish populations aren’t doing much better. Among the few fish that do remain, scientists have detected enough mercury in their fatty tissue to open a thermometer factory.
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Steven Kotler (Tomorrowland: Our Staggering Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact)