Quotes by Rex Stout

"We are all vainer of our luck than of our merits."
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"[A] pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises, an optimist nothing but unpleasant."
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"Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth."
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"I will ride my luck on occasion, but I like to pick the occasion."
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"Genius is fine for the ignition spark, but to get there someone has to see that the radiator doesn't leak and no tire is flat."
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Books by Rex Stout

Rex Stout
  • Rex Stout

  • Date of birth: December 01, 1886
  • Died: October 27, 1975
  • Born: in Noblesville, Indiana, The United States.

  • Description: Rex Todhunter Stout (1886 – 1975) was an American crime writer, best known as the creator of the larger-than-life fictional detective Nero Wolfe, described by reviewer Will Cuppy as "that Falstaff of detectives." Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin recorded the cases of the detective genius from 1934 (Fer-de-Lance) to 1975 (A Family Affair).

    The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon 2000, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.

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