Quotes by Agatha Christie

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Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (September 15, 1890 January 12, 1976), was a British crime fiction writer. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott. more

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

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
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.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
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.
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.
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.
I married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me.
Most of the rich people I’ve known have been fairly miserable.
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
Is there ever any particular spot where one can put one’s finger and say, “It all began that day, at such a time and such a place, with such an incident.”
“Look here,” I said, “people like to collect disasters.”
I didn’t want to work. It was as simple as that. I distrusted work, disliked it. I thought it was a very bad thing that the human race had unfortunately invented for itself.

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