Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

British writer

Lived from: 1891-1976

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Agatha Christie

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    Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.

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    Now there is no murder without a motive.
    Source: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
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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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    One has occasionally to pocket one’s pride and readjust one’s ideas.
    Source: Death in the Clouds (1935) ch. 25
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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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    The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
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    The character of the victim has always something to do with his or her murder.
    Source: Murder for Christmas (1939)
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    The happiness of one man and one woman is the greatest thing in all the world.
    Source: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920)
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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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    The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
    Source: Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
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    The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
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    The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
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    The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.
    Source: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
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    There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
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    There is nothing so dangerous for anyone who has something to hide as conversation! A human being, Hastings, cannot resist the opportunity to reveal himself and express his personality which conversation gives him. Every time he will give himself away.