quote by Nigel Dennis

[Agatha Christie] is fond of quoting the witty wife who once said, 'an archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her. Christie's husband, Max Mallowan, was an archaeologist.

— Nigel Dennis

Most Powerful Agatha Christie quotations

I learned everything I know about plot from Dame Agatha (Christie).

Poetry is not the most important thing in life.

.. I'd much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets.

Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman.

To say that Agatha Christie’s characters are cardboard cut-outs is an insult to cardboard cut-outs.

I actually did an Agatha Christie monologue for my audition showcase at Guildhall, and that's how I got my agent. Some people said 'ooh it's old hat' and 'too risky'. Some people think she's all about the narrative and thriller aspect at the expense of character and I disagree. I did it anyway and it worked well.

I like murder mysteries, the Agatha Christie kinds of things where you know that it's all going to be neatly wound up at the end.

As much as I adore Agatha Christie - and I think people make this claim about murder mysteries in general - it's often a very conservative mode of storytelling. Usually it's the greedy, climbing, new-money slimeball who wants to take from the aristocracy.

I don't go to see movies to see plots. I'm not interested in puzzles like an Agatha Christie story.

I decided to read something I normally hate: a cosy mystery.

You know one of those mysteries where everything is tidily wrapped up at the end and everyone lives happily ever after? An Agatha Christie kind of mystery. They are so not my thing. But then someone was raving about Barbara Neely's Blanche White books and they sounded interesting.

Agatha Christie holds special personal memories for me because my mum, a television producer called Pat Sandys, had been the first person to persaude the Agatha Christie estate to put one of her stories on TV.

I was obsessed with Agatha Christie in sixth grade.

I read two mysteries a day when I was a kid.

All of Agatha Christie, all of 'Sherlock Holmes.' I've seen every single British detective show ever made.

I adore all Agatha Christie's books and turn to them whenever I'm ill or need cheering up.

Agatha Christie has given more pleasure in bed than any other woman.

Difficulties are made to be overcome ~ Miss Felicity Lemon, Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Plymouth Express

Before I came to England, my favorite authors were P.

G. Wodehouse and Agatha Christie. I used to devour both.