© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express


by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express Strength and Skill Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Part.Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #7

And then, suddenly, after a quarter of an hour's complete immobility, his eyebrows began to move slowly up his forehead. A little sigh escaped him. He murmured beneath his breath:

"But, after all, why not? And if so – why, if so that would explain everything."

His eyes opened. They were green like a cat's. He said softly:

"Eh bien. I have thought. And you?"

Lost in their reflections, both men started violently. (3.3.11-15)

That Poirot is the only one who figures out the solution highlights his strength of mind and powers of detection.

Quote #8

Her voice rang out passionately. She was a true daughter of that mother, the emotional force of whose acting had moved huge audiences to tears. (3.4.35)

The Countess, like her mother, possesses great acting skills.

Quote #9

"To play the part she played – the perfectly natural, slight ridiculous American fond mother – an artist was needed. But there was an artist connected with the Armstrong family – Mrs. Armstrong's mother – Linda Arden, the actress…" (3.9.71)

Linda Arden's talents are obvious as she plays the obnoxious American, Mrs. Hubbard.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...