Dashiell Hammett’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Dashiell Hammett Quotes 

Dashiell Hammett, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Dashiell Hammett quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Dashiell Hammett’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Dashiell Hammett made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“He looked rather pleasantly, like a blonde satan.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon

 “The people who lie the most are nearly always the clumsiest at it, and they’re easier to fool with lies than most people, too. You’d think they’d be on the look-out for lies, but they seem to be the very ones that will believe almost anything at all.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man

“You’re drunk, and I’m drunk, and I’m just exactly drunk enough to tell you anything you want to know. That’s the kind of girl I am. If I like a person, I’ll tell them anything they want to know. Just ask me. Go ahead, ask me.”
― Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest

 “If you have a story that seems worth telling, and you think you can tell it worthily, then the thing for you to do is to tell it, regardless of whether it has to do with sex, sailors or mounted policemen.”
― Dashiell Hammett

 “Joel Cairo: You always have a very smooth explanation ready.
Sam Spade: What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon

 “The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man

“Who shot him? I asked.
The grey man scratched the back of his neck and said: Somebody with a gun.”
― Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest

 “She grinned at me. ‘You got types?’
Only you darling – lanky brunettes with wicked jaws.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man

“I haven’t laughed so much over anything since the hogs ate my kid brother.”
― Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest

“Nora: “How do you feel?”
Nick: “Terrible. I must’ve gone to bed sober.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man

10 Famous Quotes by Author Dashiell Hammett

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Dashiell Hammett quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Dashiell Hammett quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Dashiell Hammett. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Dashiell Hammett quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Dashiell Hammett Quote 

“We didn’t exactly believe your story.’
Then –?’
We believed your two hundred dollars.’
You mean –‘ She seemed not to know what he meant.
I mean that you paid us more than if you’d been telling the truth,’ he explained blandly, ‘and enough more to make it all right.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon

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Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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