Quotations:Death of a Dude

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by Rex Stout (1969)
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A good question, chapter 5, page 76

He opened the door, slid out backwards, opened the rear door, and climbed in. I skewed around to face him and said, “Much better. Someday you’ll realise what a help I am.”

“Pfui. Why am I here, two thousand miles from my house?”

Chapter 9, page 136

'ALL RIGHT THEN, I'LL GO TO HELL' Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Wolfe had asked why that had been chosen for display in a frame and Woody had said because he thought it was the greatest sentence in American literature. Wolfe had asked why he thought that, and Woody had replied because it said the most important thing about America, that no man had to let anybody else decide things for him, and what made it such a wonderful sentence was that it wasn’t a man who said it, it was a boy who never read any books, and that showed that he was born with it because he was American.

Chapter 12, page 179

Lily knew, of course; as we rose to go to the big room a corner of her mouth was up with that understanding smile that means, any woman to any man, How well I know you.

Chapter 12, page 181

My mouth opened and shut again. My eyes took him in, from the high and wide forehead down across the sea of yellow to the bare feet, and back up again. “If this is one of your spectacular razzle-dazzles,” I said, “with a long and tricky fuse, and if you leave me out because I might refuse to play, and if it blows up in your face, you won’t lose a client or a fee, you’ll lose me, and after what you’ve gone through the last five days, that would be a shame.”

“It would indeed.” He shook his head. “It isn’t that, Archie.”

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