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Simon Doyle (Character)
from Death on the Nile (1978)
Linnet Ridgeway: God, what were they actually for?
[gesturing to a sphinx statue]
Simon Doyle: I never really thought about it. Perhaps they were their equivalent of garden gnomes.
Jacqueline De Bellefort: Nice try Simon, but just a little wide of the mark. The sphinx was, in fact, a monster from Greek mythology, with a woman's head... see? And a lionesses' body. And it said - oh, don't you want to know?
[as they walk away]
Jacqueline De Bellefort: It said riddles for travelers... and killed those who got them wrong.
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