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Agatha Christie Quotes


An English author of detective fiction.
(1890 - 1976)

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A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no aw, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
[Family]
 

An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
[Age]
 

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
 

But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.
 

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
 

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
 

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
[Dogs]
 

Every man should have aunts. They illustrate the triumph of guess work over logic.
 

Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
 

Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity.
 

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
 

Exactly! It is absurd - improbable - it cannot be. So I myself have said. And yet, my friend, there it is! one cannot escape from the facts.
 

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
 

I am not keeping back facts. Every fact that I know is in your possession. You can draw your own deductions from them.
 

I did not deceive you, mon ami. At most, I permitted you to deceive yourself.
 

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.
[Laziness]
 

I have a certain experience of the way people tell lies.
 

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
 

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
[Forgiveness]
 

I like to inquire into everything. Hercule Poirot is a good dog. The good dog follows the scent, and if, regrettably, there is no scent to follow, he noses around - seeking always something that is not very nice.
 


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