"Tall-over six feet-and one of the thinnest men I’ve ever seen. He must be about fifty now and his hair was almost white when I knew him.Usually needs a haircut, ragged brindle mustache, bites his fingernails." I pushed the dog away to reach for my drink.
"You got types?""Only you, darling-lanky brunettes with wicked jaws."Dashiell Hammett
"A lot of fancier yarns come from people trying to tell the truth. It’s not easy once you’re out of the habit."Dashiell Hammett
"How do you feel?""Terrible. I must have gone to bed sober."Dashiell Hammett
"I’ve thrown myself on your mercy, told you that without your help I’m utterly lost. What else is there?" She suddenly moved close to him on the settee and cried angrily: "Can I buy you with my body?"Dashiell Hammett
"Our conversations have not been such that I am anxious to continue them in private."Dashiell Hammett
"The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter."Dashiell Hammett
"You’re a damn good man, sister," he said and went out.Dashiell Hammett