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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is a 2003 mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon. Its title refers to an observation by the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1892 short story “The Adventure of Silver Blaze”. Profoundly inspirational The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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And anyway, Orion is not a hunter or a coffee maker or a dinosaur. It is just Betelgeuse and Bellatrix and Alnilam and Rigel and other stars I dont know the names of. And they are nuclear explosions billions of miles away. And that is the truth. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And this means that time is a mystery, and not even a thing, and no one has ever solved the puzzle of what time is, exactly. And so, if you get lost in time it is like being lost in a desert, except that you cant see the desert because it is not a thing. And this is why I like timetables, because they make sure you dont get lost in time. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And then the next train came I wasnt so scared anymore because the sign said TRAIN APPROACHING so I knew it was going to happen. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I had to get out of the house. Father had murdered Wellington, That meant he could murder me, because I couldn’t trust him, even though he had said ‘Trust me,’ because he had told a lie about a big thing. — Christopher Boone

And I said Yes, because loving someone is helping them when they get into trouble, and looking after them, and telling them the truth, and Father […] always tells me the truth, which means that he loves me. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Then he said, I did it for your good, Christopher. Honestly I did. I never meant to lie. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog. — Christopher Boone

Also people think theyre not computers because they have feelings and computers dont have feelings. But feelings are just having a picture on the screen in your head of what is going to happen tomorrow or next year, or what might have happened instead of what did happen, and if it is a happy picture they smile and if it is a sad picture they cry. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And then, after a while, she said, Christopher, let me hold your hand. Just for once. Just for me. Will you? I wont hold it hard, and she held out her hand. And I said, I dont like people holding my hand. — Christopher and his mother — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And this is because when people tell you what to do it is usually confusing and does not make sense. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And then I Formulated a Plan. And that made me feel better because there was something in my head that had an order and a pattern and I just had to follow the instructions one after the other. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I wondered whether I should open the envelope because it was something I had taken from Fathers room. But then I reasoned that it was addressed to me so it belonged to me so it was OK to open it. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

It was nice in the police cell. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And Siobhan says people go on holidays to see new things and relax, but it wouldnt make me relaxed and you can see new things by looking at earth under a microscope or drawing the shape of the solid made when circular rods of equal thickness intersect at right angles. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to ,. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And then I thought that perhaps it wasnt a letter from Mother. Perhaps it was a letter to another person called Christopher, from that Christophers mother. I was excited. When I started writing my book there was only one mystery I had to solve. Now there were two. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them. — Christopher Boone

And I wanted to go home but I was frightened of going home and I tried to make a plan of what I should do in my head but there were too many things to look at and too many things to hear. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And I replied, But I dont feel sad about it. Because Mother is dead. And because Mr Shears isnt around anymore. So I would be feeling sad about something that isnt real and doesnt exist. And that would be stupid. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Father had never grabbed hold of me like that before. Mother had hit me sometimes because she was a very hot-tempered person, …. But Father was a more levelheaded person, .. he didnt get angry as quickly and he didnt shout as often. So I was very surprised when he grabbed me. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I do not like strangers because I do not like people I have never met before. They are hard to understand. It is like being in France, which is where we went on holiday sometimes when mother was alive, to camp. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And Father was sitting down and she stood next to him and held his head against her bosoms and said, Come on, Ed. Were going to get you through this. — Mrs Shears

But the mind is just a complicated machine. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Then I stopped reading the letter because I felt sick. Mother had not had a heart attack. Mother had not died. Mother had been alive all the time. And Father had lied about this. — Christopher Boone — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I said that there wasnt anything outside the universe and there wasnt another kind of place altogether. Except that there might be if you went through a black hole… — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

But there were other ways of putting things in a nice order. And that was why I had Good Days and Black Days. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I could see that Father was angry with me, so I said, I know you told me not to get involved in other peoples business but Mrs. Shears is a friend of ours. And Father said, Well, shes not a friend anymore. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Father said that he didnt know what kind of heart attack she had and now wasnt the moment to be asking questions like that. I said that it was probably an aneurysm. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

When I used to play with my train set I made a train timetable because I liked timetables. And I like timetables because I like to know when everything is going to happen. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And he said, Weve got your father at the police station. And I thought he was going to say that they had arrested Father for killing Wellington, but he didnt. He said, Hes looking for you. And I said, I know. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Father said, Im afraid you wont be seeing your mother for a while. He didnt look at me when he said this. He kept on looking through the window. Usually people look at you when theyre talking to you. I know that theyre working out what Im thinking, but I cant tell what theyre thinking. It is like being in a room with a one-way mirror in a spy film. But this was nice, having Father speak to me but not look at me. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

This made me feel a lot calmer because it is what policemen say on television and in films. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

These are some of my Behavioural Problems A. Not talking to people for a long time … K. Not noticing that people are angry with me. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Father said, Just try and keep your nose out of other peoples business. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I said, Yes, I was listening to what you were saying, but when someone gets murdered you have to find out who did it so that they can be punished. And he said, Its a bloody dog, Christopher, a bloody dog. I replied, I think dogs are important, too. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Terry, who is the older brother of Francis, who is at the school, said I would only ever get a job collecting supermarket trollies or cleaning out donkey shit at an animal sanctuary and they didnt let spazzers drive rockets that cost billions of pounds. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

My memory is like a film. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I like policemen, too, and I wanted to answer the question properly, but the policeman did not give me enough time to work out the correct answer. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I found it hard to work out what to say because I was starting to get scared and confused. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I didnt reply to this either because Mrs. Alexander was doing what is called chatting where people say things to each other which arent questions and answers and arent connected. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

When I got home I said hello to Father and went upstairs and fed Toby, my rat, and felt happy because I was being a detective and finding things out. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Mother had not had a heart attack. Mother had not died. Mother had been alive all the time. And Father had lied about this. — Christopher Boone

And people who believe in God think God has put human beings on the earth because they think human beings are the best animal, but human beings are just an animal and they will evolve into another animal, and that animal will be cleverer and it will put human beings into a zoo, like we put chimpanzees and gorillas into a zoo. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Mother used to say that it meant Christopher was a nice name because it was a story about being kind and helpful, but I do not want my name to mean a story about being kind and helpful. I want my name to mean me. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

This is what Siobhan says is called a rhetorical question. It has a question mark at the end, but you are not meant to answer it because the person who is asking it already knows the answer. It is difficult to spot a rhetorical question. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I dont like it when Rhodri laughs at me. Rhodri laughs at me a lot. Father says it is being friendly. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

OK, maybe I dont tell the truth all the time. God knows, I try, Christopher, God knows I do, but… Life is difficult, you know. Its bloody hard telling the truth all the time. Sometimes its impossible. And I want to know that Im trying, I really am. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

But most people are lazy. They never look at everything. They do what is called glancing which is the same word for bumping off something carrying on in the same direction… But if I am standing in a field in the countryside I notice everything. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Mother died years ago. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And she said, No, Christopher. Im not sure that you do. I mean that they were very good friends. Very, very good friends. — Mrs Alexander

Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

This will not be a funny book. I cannot tell jokes because I do not understand them. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And this shows that intuition can sometimes get things wrong. And intuition is what people use in life to make decisions. But logic can help you work out the right answer. It also shows that Mr. Jeavons was wrong and numbers are sometimes very complicated and not very straightforward at all. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Other people have pictures in their heads, too. But they are different because the pictures in my head are all pictures of things which really happened. But other people have pictures in their heads of things which arent real and didnt happen. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I am going to prove that Im not stupid. Next month Im going to take my A level in maths and Im going to get an A grade. — Christopher Boone

And sometimes Mrs. Shears stayed overnight at our house and I liked it when she did because she made things tidy and she arranged the jars and pans and tins in order of their height on the shelves in the kitchen and she always made their labels face outwards and she put the knives and forks and spoons in the correct compartments in the cutlery drawer. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Lets call it…lets call it a project. A project we have to do together. You have to spend more time with me. And I…I have to show you that you can trust me. — Ed Boone

The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog. — Christopher Boone

Then the police arrived. I like the police. They have uniforms and numbers and you know what they are meant to be doing. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And she said that was like life, and not all murders were solved and not all murderers were caught. Like Jack the Ripper. I said I didnt like the idea that the murderer was still At Large. I said I didnt like to think that the person who killed Wellington could be living somewhere nearby and I might meet him when I went out for a walk at night. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

He held up his right hand and spread his fingers out in a fan. I held up my left hand and spread my fingers out in a fan and we made our fingers and thumbs touch each other. — Christopher Boone

So I took out my Swiss Army knife. And he said, Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa, and held up both his hands with his fingers stretched out in a fan, like he wanted me to stretch my fingers out in a fan and touch his fingers because he wanted to say he loved me, but he did it with both hands, not one like Father and Mother, and I didnt know who he was. And I thought, I can do this, because I was doing really well and I was in London and I would find my mother. And I had to think to myself, The people are like cows in a field, and I just had to look in front of me all the time and make a red line along the floor in the picture of the big room in my head and follow it. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And eventually there is no one left in the world except people who dont look at other peoples faces and who dont know what these pictures mean […] — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I think people believe in heaven because they dont like the idea of dying, because they want to carry on living and they dont like the idea that other people will move into their house and put their things into the rubbish. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And then I realized that there was nothing I could do which felt safe. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And then I knew it wasnt a joke and I was really frightened. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Sometimes Father would say, Christopher, if you do not behave I swear I shall knock the living daylights out of you, or Mother would say, Jesus, Christopher, I am seriously considering putting you into a home, or Mother would say, You are going to drive me into an early grave. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And it was strange because he was calling, Christopher…? Christopher…? and I could see my name written out as he was saying it. […] I could see it written really large, like it was on a big advert on the side of a bus. And it was in my mothers handwriting […] — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I do not like people shouting at me. It makes me scared that they are going to hit me or touch me and I do not know what is going to happen. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

So because it was a Super Good Day I decided to walk into the park with Mrs. Alexander even though it scared me. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesnt mean there isnt an answer to them. Its just that scientists havent found the answer yet. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And I think that was when I realized you and your father were probably better off if I wasnt living in the house. Then he would only have one person to look after instead of two. — Mrs Boone

I am going to prove that I’m not stupid. Next month I’m going to take my A level in maths and I’m going to get an A grade. — Christopher Boone

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes. But he notices them, like I do. Also it says in the book: Sherlock Holmes had, in a very remarkable degree, the power of detaching his mind at will.And this is like me, too, because if I get really interested in something, like practicing maths, or reading a book about the Apollo missions or great white sharks, I dont notice anything else and Father can be calling me to come and eat my supper and I wont hear him. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery of Who Killed Wellington? And I found my mother and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything. — Christopher Boone

Sometimes when I want to be on my own I get into the airing cupboard in the bathroom and slide in beside the boiler and pull the door behind me and sit there and think for hours and it makes me feel very calm. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I do not tell lies. Mother used to say that this was because I was a good person. But it is not because I am a good person. It is because I cant tell lies. A lie is when you say something happened with didnt happen. But there is only ever one thing which happened at a particular time and a particular place. And there are an infinite number of things which didnt happen at that time and that place. And if I think about something which didnt happen I start thinking about all the other things which didnt happen. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Mrs Forbes said that hating yellow and brown is just being silly. And Siobhan said that she shouldnt say things like that and everyone has favourite colours. And Siobhan was right. But Mrs Forbes was a bit right, too. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I was also wearing my watch and they wanted me to leave this at the desk as well but I said that I needed to keep my watch on because I needed to know exactly what time it was. And when they tried to take it off me I screamed, so they let me keep it on. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary. Which means that a murder victim is usually killed by someone known to them and fairies are made out of paper and you cant talk to someone who is dead. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I think I would make a very good astronaut. To be a good astronaut you have to be intelligent and Im intelligent. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

Siobhan said that the book should begin with something to grab peoples attention. That is why I started with the dog. I also started with the dog because it happened to me and I find it hard to imagine things which did not happen to me. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

I got Siobhan to draw lots of these faces and then write down next to them exactly what they meant. I kept the piece of paper in my pocket and took it out when I didnt understand what someone was saying. But it was very difficult to decide which of the diagrams was most like the face they were making because peoples faces move very quickly. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And he said, Just… thank you. Then he said, Im very proud of you, Christopher. Very proud. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

And I dont know what some hardness, perhaps of eye means, and Im not interested in faces. — The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime

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