Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

British writer

Lived from: 1891-1976

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Agatha Christie

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    He is like a cat. And all cats are thieves.
    Source: Murder for Christmas (1939)
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    How true is the saying that man was forced to invent work in order to escape the strain of having to think.
    Source: Death on the Nile (1937)
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    I did not deceive you, mon ami. At most, I permitted you to deceive yourself.
    Source: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
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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.
    Source: An Autobiography (1977) part III, sect. 2
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    I have a certain experience of the way people tell lies.
    Source: A Caribbean Mystery (1964)
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    I have learnt that I am me, that I can do the things that, as one might put it, me can do, but I cannot do the things that me would like to do.
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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.
    Source: An Autobiography (1977)
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    I like to inquire into everything. Hercule Poirot is a good dog.
    Source: Peril at End House (1932)
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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 married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me.
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    I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
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    I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
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    If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.
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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 ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.