“I wasn’t in love with her or anything—the way some of you seem to think—but I liked her—she was pretty and a good sport.”

“You lot may be letting yourselves out nicely, but I can’t. We did her in all right.”

“And don’t forget I’m ashamed of you as well – yes both of you. We’re all in for this together.”

“I wasn’t going to say anything, but you dragged it out of me.”

“I know I’m to blame – and I’m desperately sorry – but I can’t believe – I won’t believe – it’s simply my fault.”

“You’re not the kind of father a chap could go to when he’s in trouble.”

“And we all helped to kill her. And that’s what’s important – that we were all in it together.”

“I didn’t want her to know him. But she did. And he didn’t even remember – at least not at first.”

“Well, I’ve told you – I was in that state when a chap easily turns nasty – and I threatened to make a row.”

“You’re just the kind of son-in-law I always wanted. Your father and I have been friendly rivals in business for some time now – and now you’ve brought us together.”

“What does he want to ask us all these questions for? I didn’t do anything wrong.”

“My God! – I’m not likely to forget.”

“You told me you’d never met her before.” QUOTES ABOUT SHAB E BARAT

“I felt rotten at the time and now I feel a lot worse.”

“That’s what’s important – you know – thousands of young women living a sort of existence – and their hopes and fears, worries and suffering, all intertwined with ours.”

“I remember what he said, how he looked, and what he made me feel. Fire, blood, and anguish.”

“I hate those hard-eyed dough-faced women. I’d like to burn them out of their houses.”

“I’m part of a community too, you know.”

“I wasn’t playing for money. Nothing like that. I want you to know that.”

“It’s a free country, I told them.”

“I suppose we’re all nice people now.”

“I’m not a child anymore. I’m old enough to be held responsible.”

“Whoever that inspector was, he was asking for trouble.”

“It wasn’t I who had her turned out of her job – which probably began it all.”