Agatha Christie Quotes In English

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Agatha Christie Quotes in english

Hello, Welcome in a collection of english quotes by Agatha Christie’s about mothers, life, infidelity, marriage, love, courage, fear, women, men and much more. Our team gives you some quotes about Agatha Christie. She was born on September 15, 1890, Torquay, United Kingdom.Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE was an English writer known for her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections, particularly those revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She died in January 12, 1976, Winterbrook, United Kingdom.

  • “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.”

  • “I often wonder why the whole world is so prone to generalise. Generalisations are seldom if ever true and are usually utterly inaccurate.”

  • “Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.”

  • “I know there’s a proverb which that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.”

  • “But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.”

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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.”

  • “Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory—let the theory go.”

  • “Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.”

  • “One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.”

  • “You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.”

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  • “The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”

  • “Words, madmoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas.”

  • “Time is the best killer.”

  • “The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.”

  • “What good is money if it can’t buy happiness?”

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  • “It’s like all those quiet people, when they do lose their tempers they lose them with a vengeance.”

  • “To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.”

  • “It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting.”

  • “Everyone is a potential murderer-in everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill-though not the will to kill.”

  • “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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  • “Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.”

  • “It had come about ex�act�ly in the way things hap�pened in books.”

  • “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.”

  • “But I know human nature, my friend, and I tell you that, suddenly confronted with the possibility of being tried for murder, the most innocent person will lose his head and do the most absurd things.”

  • “To all those who lead monotonous lives in the hope that they may experience at second hand the delights and dangers of adventure. [author’s dedication]”

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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.”

  • “Elephants can remember, but we are human beings and mercifully human beings can forget.”

  • “People should be interested in books, not their authors.”

  • “There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands.”

  • “Be sure thy sin will find thee out.”

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  • “You should employ your little grey cells”

  • “Evil is not any superhuman, but it is HUMAN.”

  • “Courage is the resolution to face the unforeseen.”

  • “People who can be very good can be very bad too.”

  • “He laughs best who laughs at the end.”

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  • “Sitting here with one’s knitting, one just sees the facts. -“The Blood-Stained Pavement”

  • “For in the long run, either through a lie, or through truth, people were bound to give themselves away …”

  • “You have a tendency, Hastings, to prefer the least likely. That, no doubt, is from reading too many detective stories.”

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

  • “There is too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will. I must concede you the Devil. God doesn’t really need to punish us, Miss Barton. We’re so busy punishing ourselves.”

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  • “To count – really and truly to count – a woman must have goodness or brains.”

  • “When engaged in eating, the brain should be the servant of the stomach.”

  • “I have no pity for myself either. So let it be Veronal. But I wish Hercule Poirot had never retired from work and come here to grow vegetable marrows.”

  • “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.”

  • “One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.”

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  • “One of us in this very room is in fact the murderer.”

  • “Fear is incomplete knowledge”

  • “One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.”

  • “If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.”

  • “Sometimes I feel sure he is as mad as a hatter and then, just as he is at his maddest, I find there is a method in his madness.”

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  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

  • “Hercule Poirot: I am an imbecile. I see only half of the picture. Miss Lemon: I don’t even see that.”

  • “Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. [Witness for the Prosecution, also published in The Hound of Death and Other Stories.]”

  • “An appreciative listener is always stimulating.”

  • “The young people think the old people are fools — but the old people know the young people are fools.”

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  • “To every problem, there is a most simple solution.”

  • “If you confront anyone who has lied with the truth, he will usually admit it – often out of sheer surprise. It is only necessary to guess right to produce your effect.”

  • “Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.”

  • “But no artist, I now realize, can be satisfied with art alone. There is a natural craving for recognition which cannot be gain-said.”

  • “A woman who doesn’t lie is a woman without imagination and without sympathy.”

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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.”

  • “One of the oddest things in life, as we all know, is the way that when you have heard a thing mentioned, within twenty-four hours you nearly always come across it again.”

  • “Very few of us are what we seem.”

  • “A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can’t help looking like a sheep.”

  • “They tried to be too clever—and that was their undoing.”

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  • “I don’t know. I don’t know at all. And that’s what’s frightening the life out of me. To have no idea….”

  • “A great many men are mad, and no one knows it. They do not know it themselves”

  • “Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!”

  • “She was a lucky woman who had established a happy knack of writing what quite a lot of people wanted to read.”

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

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  • “Everybody said, “Follow your heart”. I did, it got broken”

  • “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”

  • “I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.”

  • “In the midst of life, we are in death.”

  • “Why shouldn’t I hate her? She did the worst thing to me that anyone can do to anyone else. Let them believe that they’re loved and wanted and then show them that it’s all a sham.”

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  • “If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything.”

  • “It is really a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking, and women will not be nice to you if you are.”

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

  • “Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.”

  • “Poirot,” I said. “I have been thinking.” “An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.”

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  • “Everybody always knows something,” said Adam, “even if it’s something they don’t know they know.”

  • “When you find that people are not telling you the truth—look out!”

  • “Words are such uncertain things, they so often sound well but mean the opposite of what one thinks they do.”

  • “I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.”

  • “One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood.”

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  • “Many homicidal lunatics are very quiet, unassuming people. Delightful fellows.”

  • “No, my friend, I am not drunk. I have just been to the dentist, and need not return for another six months! Is it not the most beautiful thought? –Poirot”

  • “One little Indian left all alone, he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.”

  • “I always think loyalty’s such a tiresome virtue.”

  • “It’s what’s in *yourself* that makes you happy or unhappy.”

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  • “At my time of life, one knows that the worst is usually true.”

  • “The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don’t give a damn.”

  • “Unless you are good at guessing, it is not much use being a detective.”

  • “Best of an island is once you get there – you can’t go any farther…you’ve come to the end of things…”

  • “At the small table, sitting very upright, was one of the ugliest old ladies he had ever seen. It was an ugliness of distinction – it fascinated rather than repelled.”

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  • “It is odd how, when you have a secret belief of your own which you do not wish to acknowledge, the voicing of it by someone else will rouse you to a fury of denial.”

  • “It’s so much nicer to be a secret and delightful sin to anybody than to be a feather in his cap.”

  • “Difficulties are made to be overcome ~ Miss Felicity Lemon, Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Plymouth Express”

  • “Our weapon is our knowledge. But remember, it may be a knowledge we may not know that we possess.”

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