Subject: Believing the Worst
Quote: “You’ve always been a sweet innocent looking creature, Jane, and all the time underneath nothing has ever surprised you, you always believe the worst.”
“The worst is so often true,” murmured Miss Marple.
Character: Mrs. Ruth Van Rydock and Miss Jane Marple
Chapter/Story: 1Book Title/Copyright: Murder With Mirrors (They Do It With Mirrors), 1952
Subject: Thinking the Worst
Quote: “Always think the worst, eh?” he asked.
It seemed a curious doctrine to be proceeding from this charming and fragile-looking old lady.
Oh, yes,” said Miss Marple fervently. “I always believe the worst. What is so sad is that one is usually justified in doing so.”
Character: Inspector Neele and Miss Jane Marple
Book Title/Copyright: A Pocket Full of Rye, 1954