Life is an uphill business for the guy who's not on the level.John Welsh
Some Buried Caesar
- Archie Goodwin, after Carolyn Pratt tells him Lily Rowan will ruin her brother, chapter 3:
No man was ever taken to hell by a woman unless he already had a ticket in his pocket or at least had been fooling around with timetables.
- Some Buried Caesar, 1939
Bad for Business
- Dol Bonner, to her employee Amy Duncan, chapter 2:
Bosh. I find a rival - but no, I won't flatter myself that Tecumseh Fox would consider himself a rival of Dol Bonner - I find an eminent detective in your apartment, and that alone is enough, without adding that he is concealed in your bedroom while I am discussing my business with you...
- Bad for Business, 1940
Death of a Doxy
- Archie Goodwin, before stating one of the second kind, chapter 9:
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.
- Death of a Doxy, 1966