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Rex Stout quotes and sayings

Writer | Born: December 1, 1886 - Died: October 27, 1975
Rex Stout motivational quote : To say that a man is a reasoning animal is a very different thing than to say that most of man's decisions are based on his rational process. That I don't believe at all.
Rex Stout motivational quote : Of course the modern detective story puts off its best tricks till the last, but Doyle always put his best tricks first and that's why they're still the best ones.
Rex Stout motivational quote : The requisitions of the income tax have added greatly to the attractions of mercenary crime.
Rex Stout motivational quote : Man's brain, enlarged fortuitously, invented words in an ambitious attempt to learn how to think, only to have them usurped by his emotions. But we still try.
Rex Stout motivational quote : No man was ever taken to hell by a woman unless he already had a ticket in his pocket.
Rex Stout motivational quote : It is always wiser, where there is a choice, to trust inertia. It is the greatest force in the world.
Rex Stout motivational quote : Dignities are like faces; no two are the same.
Rex Stout motivational quote : I will ride my luck on occasion, but I like to pick the occasion.
Rex Stout motivational quote : The minute those two little particles inside a woman's womb have joined together, billions of decisions have been made. A thing like that has to come from entropy.
Rex Stout motivational quote : There are only two kinds of books which you can write and be pretty sure you're going to make a living - cook books and detective stories.
Rex Stout motivational quote : Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for.
Rex Stout motivational quote : You can't dance cheerfully. Dancing is too important. It can be wild or solemn or gay or lewd or art for art's sake, but it can't be cheerful.