No Smoke Without Fire


The Dialogue

Detective: “Why did he do it, sir”?

Barnaby: “‘But he who filches from me my good name…‘ It’s allegations, detective, it’s allegations. You can deny them as much as you like; people will never look at you in the same way again.”

Detective: “Even if you didn’t do anything?”

Barnaby: “Huh…” (Chuckle) “You think some smart-Alec lawyer defending Hailey will be too bothered about the truth? No. There’s no smoke without fire.”

The Entire Quote

“But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.”

–William Shakespeare,  “Othello”, Act 3 scene 3

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