Colin Dexter’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Colin Dexter Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Colin Dexter’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Colin Dexter quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Colin Dexter’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“I always drink at lunchtime. It helps my imagination.”
― Colin Dexter, The Dead of Jericho

 “It is strange to relate (for a man in his profession) that in addition to incurable acrophobia, arachnophobia, myophobia, and ornithophobia, Morse also suffered from necrophobia; and had he known what awaited him now, it is doubtful whether he would have dared to view the horridly disfigured corpse at all.”
― Colin Dexter, The Riddle of the Third Mile

“Morse stared morosely at the blotting paper. “It’s just not my sort of case, Lewis. I know it’s not a very nice thing to say, but I just get on better when we’ve got a body – a body that died from unnatural causes. That’s all I ask. And we haven’t got a body.”
― Colin Dexter, Last Seen Wearing

 “…though I am still…exceedingly puzzled as to why our murderer should decide to draw almost inevitable attention to himself by wearing such a conspicuous pair of plimsolls and running around Burford for two and a half hours.”
― Colin Dexter , The Remorseful Day

 “He was somewhat of a loner by temperament–because though never wholly happy when alone, he was usually slightly more miserable when with other people.”
― Colin Dexter, The Wench is Dead

 “This was exactly why holidays were so valuable, he told himself: they allowed you to stand back a bit, and see where you were going rusty.”
― Colin Dexter, The Way Through The Woods

“Wives invariably flourish when deserted; it is the deserting male who often ends in disaster. (William McFee)”
― Colin Dexter, Morse’s Greatest Mystery and Other Stories

 “He’d no time for reports. He suspected that about 95% of the written word was never read by anyone anyway.”
― Colin Dexter, Last Bus to Woodstock

“The secret of a happy life, Lewis, is to know when to stop and then to go that little bit further.”
― Colin Dexter, Inspector Morse: The first three novels

“There’s always time for one more pint. – Chief Inspector Morse”
― Colin Dexter, The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

10 Famous Quotes by Author Colin Dexter

10 quotes by Colin Dexter there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Colin Dexter quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Colin Dexter Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Colin Dexter Quote 

“Walters looked quizzically at Morse, who sat reading one of the glossy ‘porno’ magazines he had brought from upstairs.

“You still sex-mad, I see, Morse,” said the surgeon.

“I don’t seem to be able to shake it off, Max.” Morse turned over a page. “And you don’t improve much either, do you? You’ve been examining all our bloody corpses for donkey’s years, and you still refuse to tell us when they died.”

― Colin Dexter, The Dead of Jericho

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