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

— Agatha Christie

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An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.

The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

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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.

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Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.

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It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City.

New York City is itself a detective story.

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One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

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Nobody knows what another person is thinking.

They may imagine they do, but they are nearly always wrong.

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Fear is incomplete knowledge.

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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.

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It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

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It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely.

One must seek the truth within--not without." ~ Poirot

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One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.

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As life goes on it becomes tiring to keep up the character you invented for yourself, and so you relapse into individuality and become more like yourself everyday.

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About Agatha Christie

Quotes 376 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.

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If I were at any time to set out on a career of deceit, it would be of Miss Marple that I should be afraid.

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It's what's in *yourself* that makes you happy or unhappy.

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You want beauty,' said Hercules Poirot.

'Beauty at any price. For me, it is truth. I want always truth.

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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.

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Time does not dispose of a question - it only presents it anew in a different guise.

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One must accept the fact that we have only one companion in this world, a companion who accompanies us from the cradle to the grave - our own self. Get on good terms with that companion - learn to live with yourself.

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Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.

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A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

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Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking." "An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.

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The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.

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

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The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.

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It's a mystery to me how anyone ever gets any nourishment in this place.

They must eat their meals standing up by the window so as to be sure of not missing anything.

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Ah, but life is like that! It does not permit you to arrange and order it as you will. It will not permit you to escape emotion, to live by the intellect and by reason! You cannot say, 'I will feel so much and no more.' Life, Mr. Welman, whatever else it is, is not reasonable. [Hercule Poirot]

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Do you know my friend that each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desire and aptitudes?

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To every problem, there is a most simple solution.

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You don't realize what fine fighting material there is in age.

... You show me any one who's lived to over seventy and you show me a fighter - some one who's got the will to live.

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One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing;

that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.

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Courage is the resolution to face the unforeseen.

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Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second.

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It's very inconvenient to be loved. Nearly everyone has found that out, sooner or later. The fewer people who love you the less you will have to suffer.

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I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that.

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I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.

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Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment.

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Everybody said, "Follow your heart". I did, it got broken

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There's nothing so dangerous for anyone who has something to hide as conversation.

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I suppose without curiosity a man would be a tortoise. Very comfortable life, a tortoise has.

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I learned ... that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back - that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a one way street, isn't it?

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The saddest thing in life and the hardest to live through, is the knowledge that there is someone you love very much whom you cannot save from suffering.

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Intuition is like reading a word without having to spell it out.

A child can't do that because it has had so little experience. A grown-up person knows the word because they've seen it often before.

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In the midst of life, we are in death.

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In conversation, points arise! If a human being converses much, it is impossible for him to avoid the truth! (Hercule Poirot)

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Don't think. That is the wrong way to bring anything back. Let it go. Sooner or later it will flash into your mind.

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I've got an uncle myself. Nobody should be held responsible for their uncles. Nature's little throwbacks - that's how I look at it.

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Until one looks back on one's own past one fails to realise what an extraordinary view of the world a child has.

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Bitterness leads nowhere. It turns back on itself. It is the eternal cul-de-sac.

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