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1. "Men came in and dragged us apart. It took us five minutes to bring Nora to. She sat up holding her cheek and looked around the room until she saw Morelli, nippers on one wrist, standing between two detectives. Morelli's face was a mess: the coppers had worked him over a little just for the fun of it. Nora glared at me. "You damned fool," she said, "you didn't have to knock me cold. I knew you'd take him, but I wanted to see it."One of the coppers laughed. "Jesus," he said admiringly, "there's a woman with hair on her chest."
Author: Dashiell Hammett
2. "Studsy returned alone. "Maybe I'm wrong," he said as he sat down, "but I think somebody could do something with that cluck if they took hold of her right."Morelli said: "By the throat."Studsy grinned good-naturedly. "No. She's trying to get somewhere. She works hard at her singing lessons and -"
Author: Dashiell Hammett
3. "Jesus, Morelli, you sound like you have PMS. You have to learn to lighten up a little. It's just a car alarm. You should be thanking me. I had it installed with my own money."
Author: Janet Evanovich
4. "You're scum, Morelli! You're scum!"
Author: Janet Evanovich
5. "I see you looking at my cookies,' my father said to Morelli. 'Don't even think about it. Go get your own cookies."
Author: Janet Evanovich
6. "That was close,"he said, helping himself to coffee.Yeah, you almost opened the door to Morelli."I wasn't talking about Morelli. I was talking about us."That too," I said.Ranger sliced a bagel and looked for the toaster.It's broken,"I told him.He truned the boiler on and slid the bagel into the oven.That's surprisingly domestic for a man of mystery," I said to him.He looked at me over the rim of his coffee mug. "I like things hot."
Author: Janet Evanovich
7. "It's not the pizza, darlin', its my masculine presence."Joe Morelli"
Author: Janet Evanovich
8. "Are we fighting?" I asked Morelli."No. Were discussing.""Are you sure?""Am I yelling?" Morelli asked. "Is my face purple? Are the cords on my neck standing out? Am I waving my arms around?""No.""The were not fighting."
Author: Janet Evanovich
9. "Does your mother know that you're carrying a gun? I'm going to tell her. I'm going to call and tell her right now."Joe Morelli's mom"
Author: Janet Evanovich
10. "I don't believe this," Morelli yelled. "I don't fucking believe this. What do you do, sit in bed at night and think about ways to fuck up my life?"
Author: Janet Evanovich
11. "I was driving by, doing a security check... and I smelled leg of lamb."Morelli"
Author: Janet Evanovich
12. "I was on my back, looking up at Morelli through cobwebs, and my first thought was that the 7-Eleven victim had exacted revenge on me, and I'd been stun gunned. The cobwebs cleared, and I discounted stun gunning."What happened?" I asked Morelli."You fainted.""That's ridiculous.""I agree, but if someone sent me a dead woman I might faint, too." He was down on one knee, bending over me. "Are you ready to get up?""I need a moment.""Don't take too long. People will think I'm proposing."
Author: Janet Evanovich
13. "I finished my soup and bread and helped myself to a handful of cookies from the cookie jar, glancing at Morelli, wondering at his lean body. He'd eaten two bowls of soup, half a loaf of bread slathered in butter, and seven cookies. I'd counted. He saw me staring and raised his eyebrows in silent question. "I suppose you work out," I said, mores statement than question. "I run when I can. Do some weights." He grinned. "Morelli men have good metabolisms." Life was a bitch."
Author: Janet Evanovich
14. "Stephanie: "I have a list of Kenny's friends. I'm going to run through it."Morelli: "Where'd you get this list?" Stephanie: "Privileged information."Morelli: "You broke into his apartment and stole his little black book."Stephanie: "I didn't steal it. I copied it."Morelli: "I don't want to here any of this. You're not carrying concealed, are you?"Stephanie: "Who, me?"Morelli: "Shit, I must be crazy to work with you"
Author: Janet Evanovich
15. "My sex life is okay." "Yeah," Morelli said. "But sometimes it's fun to have a partner."
Author: Janet Evanovich
16. "That might work," I said. "I'm good at faking it."This led to a couple moments of uncomfortable silence from both of us."You didn't mean... ?" Morelli asked."No. Of course not.""Never?""Maybe once."His eyes narrowed. "Once?""It's all that comes to mind. It was the time we were late for your Uncle Spud's birthday party.""I remember that. That was great. You're telling me you faked it?""We were late! I couldn't concentrate. It seemed like the best way to go."
Author: Janet Evanovich
17. "You ever get any death threats? How about ex-husbands or ex-boyfriends? You run over anyone recently?" ~ Morelli"
Author: Janet Evanovich
18. "Morelli was wearing a blazer over a black knit shirt, He took a seat, and his jacket swung wide, exposing the gun at his hip."Nice piece!" Grandma said. "What is it? Is that a forty-five?""It's a nine- millimeter.""Don't suppose you'd let me see it," Grandma said. "I'd sure like to get the feel of a gun like that.""No!" said everyone in unison."I shot a chicken once," Grandma explained to Morelli. "It was an accident.""Where did you shoot it?" he finally asked."In the gumpy," Grandma said. "Shot it clear off."
Author: Janet Evanovich
19. "Creep" I said, cutting to the heart of the matter. - Stephanie "Gosh, I wonder who this could be." - Morelli"You lied to me. I knew it too. I knew right from the beginning, you jerk."Silence stretched taut between us, and I realized my accusation covered a lot of territory, so I narrowed the field."I want to knew about this big secret case you're working on, and I want to know how it ties in to Kenny Mancuso and Moogey Bues." - Stephanie "Oh" Morelli said. "That lie " - Morelli"Well?" - Stephanie "I cant tell you anything about that lie" - Morelli-Two For The Dough"
Author: Janet Evanovich
20. "This is war,' I yelled through the door.Lucky for me,' Morelli said. 'I give good war."
Author: Janet Evanovich
21. "I looked over at him. "Is that a proposal?"There was total silence for a couple beats. "I'm not sure. It just popped out.""Let me know when you're sure.""Would you say yes?" Morelli asked."I'm not sure."
Author: Janet Evanovich
22. "And the closest I've come to an out-of-body experience was when Joe Morelli took his mouth to me fourteen years ago, behind the eclair case."
Author: Janet Evanovich
23. "I can't cut back. I've turned into a sex addict. I get within a foot of Ranger or Morelli and I'm ready to go … and go, and go, and go, and go.""That's a lot of going. I'm a retired professional, and it'd be a lot of going even for me. What you need are granny panties. You put on a big ol' pair of ugly granny panties and you won't be dropping your drawers no more. And even if you forget in the heat of the moment, and you pull your skirt up over your head, you're not gonna see no action on account granny panties have a deflating effect on a man. Your man's gonna be going unh ah, no way am I getting busy with a woman wearing granny panties."
Author: Janet Evanovich
24. "Valerie was crying, too. She was laughing and sniffling back sobs. "I'm going to marry my snuggy wuggums," she said. Morelli paused, his fork halfway to the roast chicken platter. He slid his eyes to me and leaned close. "If you ever call me snuggy wuggums in public I'll lock you in the cellar and chain you to the furnace."
Author: Janet Evanovich
25. "[Stephanie] 'You see, Mrs. Mayer was going on about George's lodge, and how he wanted to be buried with his ring, and so Grandma had to check the ring out, and in the process broke off one of George's fingers. Turns out the finger was wax. Somehow Kenny got into the mortuary this morning, left Spiro a note, and chopped off George's finger. And then while I was at the mall tonight with Mary Lou, Kenny threatened me in the shoe department. That must have been when he put the finger in my pocket.'[Morelli] 'Have you been drinking?"
Author: Janet Evanovich
26. "We don't usually write up accidents involving rabbits.- Joe Morelli"
Author: Janet Evanovich
27. "Morelli smiled. "It could have been Jenny Ragucci. That makes much more sense. I had good luck with sluts."I looked over at him.All in the past," Morelli said. "I'm a cupcake man now."Whoa, dude," Mooner said. "That's so, like, cosmic."
Author: Janet Evanovich
28. "About that proposal, cupcake..."Morelli"
Author: Janet Evanovich
29. "Morelli grabbed the front of my shirt, pulled me to him, and kissed me. It was a great kiss, but I didn't know what the heck it meant. It seemed to me a breaking up kiss would have had less tongue."
Author: Janet Evanovich
30. "I was waiting for my body receipt when Morelli walked in. He nodded to Ranger and grinned at me in my whiteness. "I was at my desk, and Mickey told me I had to come out to take a look," Morelli said. "It's floor," I told him. "I can see that. If we add some milk and eggs, we can turn you into a cake."
Author: Janet Evanovich
31. "Bob had a dog buscuit stuck to his head. "How does he always get food stuck to him?" I asked Morelli. "I don't know," Morelli said. "It's a Bob mystery. I think stuff falls out of his mouth and he rolls in it. I'm not sure."-Morelli And Stephanie"
Author: Janet Evanovich
32. "Oh, for God's sake," I said. "Just give me the stupid thing." I took the panic button and stuck it into my Super Sexy Miracle Bra. "GPS," Ranger said to Morelli. "Probably I can find her breast without it," Morelli said. "But it's good to know there's a navigational system on board if I need it."
Author: Janet Evanovich
33. "Stephanie, I'm begging you. Eat some doughnuts. I can't keep going like this." - Morelli"
Author: Janet Evanovich
34. "I like the way you've let your hair go curly," he finally said. "Suits your personality. Lots of energy, not much control, sexy as hell,"Joe Morelli to Stephanie Plum"
Author: Janet Evanovich
35. "Here's a basic difference between Morelli and me. My first thought was always of cake. His first thought was always of sex. Don't get me wrong. I like sex . . . a lot. But it's never going to replace cake."
Author: Janet Evanovich
36. "...I blink back the threat of tears, swiped at my nose and narrowed my eyes. "Listen to me, you two bags of monkey shit, "I yelled. "I am not in a good mood. My car keeps stalling. The day before yesterday I threw up on Joe Morelli. I was called a fat cow by my ex-husband. And if that isn't enough...my hair is ORANGE! ORANGE, FOR CHRISSAKE! And now you have the gall to force yourself into my home and threaten my hamster. Well, you have gone too far. You have crossed the line!"
Author: Janet Evanovich
37. "One of us should stop her," Ranger said to Morelli, his eyes fixed on me."Not going to be me," Morelli said. "Have you ever tried to stop her from doing something she wanted to do?""Haven't had much success at it," Ranger said.Morelli rocked on his heels. "One thing I've learned about Stephanie over the years, she's not good at taking orders.""Has authority issues," Ranger said."And if you piss her off, she'll get even. She ran me over with her father's Buick once and broke my leg."That got a small smile out of Ranger."Nice to see you boys bonding," I said."
Author: Janet Evanovich
38. "Go figure that. Joseph Morelli with a house, a dog, a steady job, and an SUV. And on odd days of the month he woke up wanting to marry me. It turns out want to marry him on even days of the month, so to date we've been spared commitment."
Author: Janet Evanovich

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