One of my favorite fictional detectives is the combination of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. The two of them rank up there with Holmes and Watson and compliment each other perfectly. Each would be incomplete without the other. More than Holmes, though, Wolfe comes up with many wonderful lines, and I need to write down if only to remember them or be able to look them up quickly.
“A woman who is not a fool is dangerous.” The Silent Speaker
“How far have you got?” Cramer interrupted. “Well.” Wolfe smirked. He is most intolerable when he smirks. “Further than you, or you wouldn’t be here.” The Silent Speaker
“In a world that operates largely at random coincidences are to be expected, but any one of them must always be mistrusted.” Champagne for One
“Nothing is as pitiable as a man afraid of a woman.” Champagne for One