Archie Goodwin: It's un-American not to earn as much money as you can.
Nero Wolfe: As soon as I heard that girl's voice, I knew the devil was around.
Archie Goodwin: [referring to Neya] She was a queer combination of don't-touch-me and come-hither. Right now it was all come-hither.
Archie Goodwin: [referring to Madame Zorka] She looked like the picture in my mother's old Bible of the dame that cut off Samson's hair.
Nat Driscoll: I like this place, Miltan. I've been overweight for years, and this is the only thing I can do to sweat that is any fun.
Inspector Cramer: I hate these foreign mixups. Give me an American murder, an American motive.
Nero Wolfe: Cicero warns us that the more laws a country has, the less justice there will be.
Sergeant Purley Stebbins: So watcha got in the package?
Archie Goodwin: Oh, uh, daggers, uh, narcotics, smuggled goods, and a small illegal immigrant. You wanna have a look?
Sergeant Purley Stebbins: Go to Hell!
Archie Goodwin: Alrighty, well, see ya on the corner of Fire and Brimstone.