Mystery Quotes Of The Day

“Wolfe was drinking beer and looking at pictures of snowflakes in a book someone had sent him from Czechoslovakia…
…Wolfe seemed absorbed in the pictures. Looking at him, I said to myself, “He’s in a battle with the elements. He’s fighting his way through a raging blizzard, just sitting there comfortably looking at pictures of snowflakes. That’s the advantage of being an artist, of having imagination.”

The League of Frightened Men”
Rex Stout


“You can’t dance cheerfully. Dancing is too important. It can be wild or solemn or gay or lewd or art for art’s sake, but it can’t be cheerful.”

Rex Stout,

Champagne for One


Mr Stout is such a clever writer like Hammett (Dashiell that is) he uses words in a leveled straight form that just knocks you over and makes you wonder.  Thank you Mr Stout!!


For more quotes on Rex Stout see


”  It was midnight, a flock of blackbirds passed overhead as she  watched through the front door glass pane while Mr. Weatherton draged a body into the closet and closed the door. ”





2 Responses to “Mystery Quotes Of The Day”

  1. Good words are like fine wine. But not as wet.

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