John Dickson Carr’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite John Dickson Carr Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers John Dickson Carr’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. John Dickson Carr 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 John Dickson Carr’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“paperchase. And it is on a deduction drawn from”
― John Dickson Carr, Death-Watch

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― John Dickson Carr, The Hollow Man

“It’s all very well to have your eight suspects parading in their endless ring-around-the-rosebush outside the library. That’s fine. But give some sensible reason why they were there. If you must shower the room with bus tickets, provide a reason for that too. In other words, construct your story. Your present problem is not to explain the villainy of the guilty: it’s to explain the stupidity of the innocent.”
― John Dickson Carr, The Door To Doom, And Other Detections

 “My only claim to distinction among writers is that I do not believe my life contains any materials for a novel. I have prowled around Limehouse and the gamiest sections of Paris, but I have never yet seen (a) a really choice murder in a locked room, (b) a mysterious mastermind or (c) a really good‐looking adventuress with slant eyes.”
― John Dickson Carr

 “Every time he spoke, in fact, he had the appearance of thinly addressing an audience, raising and lowering his head as though from notes, and speaking in a penetrating singsong towards a point over his listeners’ heads. You would have diagnosed a Physics B.Sc. with Socialist platform tendencies, and you would have been right.”
― John Dickson Carr, The Three Coffins

 “The poor fool hadn’t realized that if all mankind shares a folly or an illusion, and likes to share it even knowing what it is, then the illusion is much more valuable and fine a kind of thing than the ass who wants to upset it.”
― John Dickson Carr

“I have committed another crime, Hadley,’ he said. ‘I have guessed the truth again.”
― John Dickson Carr, The Three Coffins

 “We don’t fall in love with a woman because of her good character.”
― John Dickson Carr, He Who Whispers

“I am a mathematician, sir. I never permit myself to think.”
― John Dickson Carr, The Hollow Man

“To write good history is the noblest work of man.”
― John Dickson Carr

10 Famous Quotes by Author John Dickson Carr

10 quotes by John Dickson Carr 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 John Dickson Carr 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 John Dickson Carr Quote. 

One Final Bonus – John Dickson Carr Quote 

“Alan Campbell opened one eye.

From somewhere in remote distances, muffled beyond sight or sound, his soul crawled back painfully, through subterranean corridors, up into his body again. Toward the last it moved to a cacophony of hammers and lights.

Then he was awake.

The first eye was bad enough. But, when he opened his second eye, such as rush of anguish flowed through his brain that he hastily closed them again.”

― John Dickson Carr, The Case of the Constant Suicides

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