Rex Stout Quotes

Most popular Rex Stout Quotes

The brain can be hoodwinked but not the stomach.
There are numerous layers of honesty, and the deepest should not have a monopoly.

honesty

War doesn't mature men; it merely pickles them in the brine of disgust and dread.

war

There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.
— Rex Stout

facts

Everyone has something they don't want anyone to see; that is one of the functions of a home, to provide a spot to keep such things.

home

All my important decisions are made for me by my subconscious. My frontal lobes are just kidding themselves that they decide anything at all. All they do is think up reasons for the decisions that are already made.
— Rex Stout

subconscious decision-making

I had first noticed her in the lobby of the Churchill, because she rated a glance as a matter of principle—the principle that a man owes it to his eyes to let them rest on attractive objects when there are any around.

beauty