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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Murder on the Orient Express.

Justice and Judgment Quotes

"We're going to take for a ride, Ratchett. Some time soon. We're going to GET you, see?" (1.6.85)

Reason and Logic Quotes

He sipped his wine. Then, leaning back, he ran his eye thoughtfully round the dining car. There were thirteen people seated there and, as M. Bouc had said, of all classes and nationalities. He bega...

Visions of America Quotes

At the table opposite them were three men. They were, he guessed, single travelers graded and placed there by the unerring judgment of the restaurant attendants. A big, swarthy Italian was picking...

Foreignness and 'the Other' Quotes

At the table opposite them were three men. They were, he guessed, single travelers graded and placed there by the unerring judgment of the restaurant attendants. A big, swarthy Italian was picking...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

"Well, yes, I did. For one thing, I don't believe Ratchett was his real name. I think he left America definitely in order to escape someone or something. I think he was successful – until a few w...

Modernization and Technology Quotes

It was five o'clock on a winter's morning in Syria. Alongside the platform at Aleppo stood the train grandly designated in railway guides as the Taurus Express. It consisted of a kitchen and dining...

Appearances Quotes

It was not till they were eating a delicate cream cheese that M. Bouc allowed his attention to wander to matters other than nourishment. He was at the stage of a meal when one becomes philosophic."...

Good and Evil Quotes

"When he passed me in the restaurant," he said at last, "I had a curious impression. It was as though a wild animal – an animal savage, but savage! you understand – had passed me by.""And yet h...

Strength and Skill Quotes

"Lie back and think – use (as I have heard you say so often) the little grey cells of the mind – and you will know!" (1.5.141)
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