He looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan.
1930 Of Sam Spade. The Maltese Falcon,'Spade and Archer'.
'I mean that you paid us more than if you'd been telling the truth,' he explained blandly,'and enough more to make it all right.'(Samuel) Dashiell Hammett
I distrust a man that says when. If he's got to be careful not to drink too much it's because he's not to be trusted when he does.(Samuel) Dashiell Hammett
Murder doesn't round out anybody's life except the murdered's and sometimes the murderer's.(Samuel) Dashiell Hammett