Quotations that match 'detective'.

I think Morse's thing about being a poor policeman but a good detective is a very good description of him. John Thaw
[ Being Description Detective Good Him Morse Policeman Poor Thing Think Very]
I did my very first film with Kirk in Detective Story when he was the greatest, greatest star in the world. I fell in love with him, had a crush on him then. Lee Grant
[ Crush Detective Did Fell Film First Greatest Had Him Kirk Love Star Story Then Very World]
Personally I had the opportunity to go on several ride alongs with the LA County Sheriff's Department with some amazing detectives, who were invaluable to me. Nancy McKeon
[ Amazing County Department Detectives Go Had Invaluable La Opportunity Personally Ride Several Sheriff Some Were]
As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game. Rex Stout
[ Along Ball Ballplayers Detective Game Love Professional Stories String Writer]
It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Autobiography Becomes Biography Conversation Detective Down Fiction Matter Means Novel Soon Street Write]
The thought of playing a New York detective scared the hell out of me. I didn't know if people would believe me in the role just because of my physicality, which made me want to do it even more. Charlotte Ross
[ Because Believe Detective Even Hell Just Know Made More New Out Physicality Playing Role Scared Thought Want Which Would York]
There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks. Dorothy L. Sayers
[ Because Certainly Come Detective Does End Learnt Possibility Public Seem Simply Story Tricks Will]
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story. Agatha Christie
[ City Detective Itself New Ridiculous Set Story York]
I think these days an SF connection would be a boost to other books; I'm sure more people have read my two little detective puzzles because of the SF connection. John Sladek
[ Because Books Boost Connection Days Detective Little More Other Puzzles Read Sf Sure These Think Two Would]
You're right on the money with that. We're all like detectives in life. There's something at the end of the trail that we're all looking for. David Lynch
[ Detectives End Life Looking Money Right Something Trail]
In ordinary detective novels you never see the consequences of what happens in a story in the next book. That you do in mine. Steig Larsson
[ Book Consequences Detective Happens Mine Never Next Novels Ordinary See Story]
If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story. Rex Stout
[ Board Books Chess Chore Come Detective Hand Home Mail Manage Package Set Story Television Unanswered Will Without]
Yes. I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't. I went on ride-alongs, spent time with Homicide, Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways learning how to spot pervs and pick-pockets, viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range, and witnessed court cases and I read, read, read. Mariska Hargitay
[ Autopsy Case Cases Cold Court Detectives Did Ever Firing Homicide How Hung Learning More Out Police Range Read Research Saw Some Spent Spot Than Things Time Viewed Wanted Went Wish Witnessed Yes]
I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories. They are often about one or two persons, but they don't describe anything in the society outside. Steig Larsson
[ Anything Been Describe Detective Irritated Kind Know Myself Often Outside Persons Society Stories Things Two]
What description of clouds and sunsets was to the old novelist, description of scientific apparatus and methods is to the modern Scientific Detective writer. Hugo Gernsback
[ Apparatus Clouds Description Detective Methods Modern Novelist Old Scientific Sunsets Writer]
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. Arthur C. Clarke
[ Detective Fiction Politicians Read Science Should Stories Westerns]
I play a detective, very close to myself actually. Jon Voight
[ Actually Close Detective Myself Play Very]
Eventually I would like to touch all the genres. I would like to do some detective stories, and I want to do a Western. I would want to do humorous Westerns. Sergio Aragones
[ Detective Eventually Genres Humorous Some Stories Touch Want Western Westerns Would]
Well I think that the mind of a serial killer and the mind of the detectives represent the duality we face as people. Paul Guilfoyle
[ Detectives Duality Face Killer Mind Represent Serial Think Well]
It's a very, very fascinating story for me, cause it's about a man who's been doing bad; bad things. And he's a father of four children in parochial school, he's a lieutenant of detectives, but he's in conflict with himself and with trying to do what's right. Harvey Keitel
[ Bad Been Cause Children Conflict Detectives Doing Fascinating Father Four Himself Lieutenant Man Parochial Right School Story Things Trying Very]
Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature. Steig Larsson
[ Classical Detective Entertainment Light Literature Primarily Propaganda Question Stories Writing]
A detective sees death in all the various forms at least five times a week. Evan Hunter
[ Death Detective Five Forms Least Sees Times Various Week]
But the first published thing I did was a detective story, detective novel, and I did that on my own. Peter Shaffer
[ Detective Did First Novel Own Published Story Thing]
I have never read horror, nor do I consider The Exorcist to be such, but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story, or paranormal police procedural. William Peter Blatty
[ Consider Detective Exorcist Horror Never Nor Paranormal Police Procedural Rather Read Story Such Supernatural Suspenseful]
I really believe that studying organization, even in the form of studying detective story organization, is very, very valuable for a playwright, a budding playwright. Peter Shaffer
[ Believe Budding Detective Even Form Organization Playwright Really Story Studying Valuable Very]
I enjoy doing the research of nonfiction; that gives me some pleasure, being a detective again. Joseph Wambaugh
[ Again Being Detective Doing Enjoy Gives Nonfiction Pleasure Research Some]
I know when I was here prosecuting homicides in the District of Columbia, one of the most effective units here was the cold case squad, which had on it FBI agents, as well as Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives working together. Robert Mueller
[ Agents Case Cold Columbia Department Detectives District Effective Fbi Had Here Homicide Homicides Know Metropolitan Most Police Prosecuting Squad Together Units Well Which Working]
I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here. Alain Resnais
[ Detective Going Here New Part Said Saw Singing Something Tv York]
What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order. P. D. James
[ Detective Murder Order Restoration Story]
Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective, so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother, and me. Always got caught, whatever we were doing. Kevin Eubanks
[ Always Brother Busted Caught Dad Detective Doing Gold Got Made Oldest Robin Shield Were Whatever]
I think like a detective. Laurell K. Hamilton
[ Detective Think]
The cops picked me up for attempted murder. I can still see the detectives, licking their chops. Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent. Barry White
[ Attempted Came Cat Chops Cops Detectives Had Innocent Later Licking Murder Out Picked See Still Their Thought Told Truth Two Up Weeks]
If you think about it, the historian's task is like that of the detective. David Herbert Donald
[ Detective Historian Task Think]
I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra, and perhaps people jumped to conclusions. He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually. Jacqueline Bisset
[ Came Conclusions Detective Jumped Never Perhaps Premiere Protective Sexually Sinatra Towards Very Went]
I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective. James Ellroy
[ Afford Am Career Could Detective Months Off Play Take Writer Writing]
While I was in jail, they handcuffed me and took me to a backroom, where a detective from the FBI and a Secret Service agent were, and they interrogated me for about three or four hours. Sherman Austin
[ Agent Detective Fbi Four Hours Jail Secret Service Three Took Were Where While]
Yes, and many times it's frustrating, because I'm simply part of the show, and I'm not in the creative end of it, who goes out with detectives and tries to find these things out. Robert Stack
[ Because Creative Detectives End Find Frustrating Goes Many Out Part Show Simply These Things Times Tries Yes]
If your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck. Jeff Foxworthy
[ Always Because Brings Cop Detective Home Might Neighbors Redneck Think Your]
Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective. John Buchan
[ Believes Born Bottom Detective Every Heart His Man]
I didn't know I was doing film noir, I thought they were detective stories with low lighting! Marie Windsor
[ Detective Doing Film Know Lighting Low Noir Stories Thought Were]
Certainly going back to Sherlock Holmes we have a tradition of forensic science featured in detective stories. Jeffery Deaver
[ Back Certainly Detective Featured Forensic Going Holmes Science Sherlock Stories Tradition]
A really good detective never gets married. Raymond Chandler
[ Detective Gets Good Married Never Really]
To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy. Rex Stout
[ Daring Detective Finesse Ingenious Joy Rare Read Stratagem]