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Quotes from Murder on the Orient Express

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    • [from trailer]
    • Hercule Poirot: My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.
    • Hercule Poirot: I see evil on this train.
    • Miss Mary Debenham: I'm sleeping here where everyone can see me. And I can see everyone.
    • [Having just stepped in animal droppings with one of his shoes]
    • Hercule Poirot: Is it not the... it is the imbalance of the...
    • [Steps his other shoe in the droppings]
    • Hercule Poirot: .
    • Hercule Poirot: I have lived long enough to know what I like. What I dislike, I cannot abide.
    • Hercule Poirot: You know, there is something about a tangle of strangers pressed together for days with nothing in common but the need to go from one place to another and never see each other again.
    • Hercule Poirot: I can only see a world as it should be. It makes an imperfection stick out like the nose on your face.
    • Hercule Poirot: There is right. There is wrong. There is no in-between.
    • Hercule Poirot: I detect criminals. I do not protect them.
    • Pilar Estravados: Wine is where the devil finds his darlings.
    • Pilar Estravados: Some things are in God's hands. It is not up to us if we survive safely or like Lucifer fall.
    • Hercule Poirot: I have seen the fracture of the human soul. So many broken lives, so much pain and anger, giving way to the poison of deep grief, until one crime became many. I have always wanted to believe that man is rational and similised. My very existence depends upon this hope, upon order and methods and the little grey cells, but now perhaps I am asked to listen instead to my heart. I have understood in this case that the scales of justice cannot always be evenly weighed and I must learn for once to live with the imbalance.
    • [Speaking about black and white people]
    • Gerhard Hardman: It is out of respect for both that I like to keep them separated. To mix your red wine and your white would be to ruin them both.
    • [Pouring her red wine into her white]
    • Miss Mary Debenham: I like a good ros?.
    • Caroline Hubbard: They're not killers. They're good people. They can be good again.
    • Hercule Poirot: There was right. There was wrong. Then there was you. I cannot judge you for this.
    • Hercule Poirot: I have the advantage. I can only see the world as it should be so the imperfections stand out.
    • [Offering champagne to the guests in the dining car]
    • Bouc: Compliments of the Orient Express.
    • Pilar Estravados: No, thank you. I do not drink.
    • Bouc: It does not agree with you?
    • Pilar Estravados: Sin does not agree with me. Vice is where the devil finds his darlings.
    • Bouc: We should no longer speak.
    • Bouc: The best things on the train are not food. There's something about a tangle of strangers pressed together for days on end, with nothing in common but the need to go from one place to another, then never see each other again. Boredom plus anonymity plus a constant gentle rocking.
    • Hercule Poirot: With your hobbies, you will never amount to anything.
    • Bouc: God, I hope so.
    • Hercule Poirot: Romance never goes unpunished.
    • Hector MacQueen: How long are we supposed to just sit here?
    • Miss Mary Debenham: Yes, someone must be doing something.
    • Bouc: Of course I am doing something. I am doing nothing.
    • Hercule Poirot: Ah, Mrs Hubbard, I'm sorry to have kept you. You have a head full of steam and a mouth full of words.
    • Caroline Hubbard: You're goddamn right, I do.
    • Hercule Poirot: Have you ever been to America?
    • Edward Henry Masterman: Once. Years ago, briefly.
    • Hercule Poirot: For what purpose?
    • Edward Henry Masterman: To confirm a suspicion.
    • Hercule Poirot: Which was?
    • Edward Henry Masterman: That I wouldn't like it.
    • Edward Ratchett: Please tell me you didn't do this.
    • Edward Henry Masterman: If I were to leave something unpleasant on your pillow, sir, it would not be a letter.
    • Biniamino Marquez: Listen, I wanna be clear of any association with the crime, so please ask me anything. Anything. I never lie anymore. I escaped prison, and I bribed myself into the US, where I swore never to lie or steal again. You see, my friends, when people trust you, they buy more.
    • Gerhard Hardman: My conference is in Turin. I am the only Austrian to present, which means without me, the talks will be substandard.
    • Hercule Poirot: Miss Estravados, why do your hands have the calluses of a boxer?
    • Pilar Estravados: I do my work in dangerous cities where I cannot be governed by fear. I trained to fight.
    • Hercule Poirot: But you do not trust your god anymore since your 'surprise'?
    • Pilar Estravados: No, in case He is busy.
    • Hercule Poirot: God is always busy.
    • Hector MacQueen: Have you considered the Latin man? Marquez. Hell of a guy. And, well, you know, his kind, they don't have the same distaste for murder, historically speaking.
    • Hercule Poirot: You said you don't hold a man's race against him.
    • Hector MacQueen: I suppose... depends on the race.
    • [MacQueen Leaves]
    • Hercule Poirot: And he was doing so well.
    • Hercule Poirot: I love the little cakes.
    • Miss Mary Debenham: To a man with a hammer, every problem is a nail. You live crime. You see evil every day.
    • Hercule Poirot: Not so. I see enough crime to know that the criminal act is the anomaly. I believe it takes a fracture of the soul to murder another human being.
    • Hercule Poirot: The killer is mocking me. Good. His first mistake.
    • Hercule Poirot: You tell your lies and you think no one will know. But there are two people who will know. Yes, two people. Your God... and Hercule Poirot.
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