Agatha Christie Quotes

Most popular Agatha Christie Quotes

Beauty is the only thing worth living for. - Agatha Christie quote.
Beauty is the only thing worth living for.
— Agatha Christie
Achievement brings with it its own anticlimax. - Agatha Christie quote.
Achievement brings with it its own anticlimax.
— Agatha Christie They Came to Baghdad

achievement

Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. - Agatha Christie quote.
Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master.
— Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles

imagination

I'm a sausage machine, a perfect sausage machine. - Agatha Christie quote.
I'm a sausage machine, a perfect sausage machine.
— Agatha Christie Agatha Christie: Mistress of Mystery
The tragedy of life is that people do not change. - Agatha Christie quote.
The tragedy of life is that people do not change.
— Agatha Christie There is a Tide….

life change tragedy

Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend. - Agatha Christie quote.
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
— Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles

murder friendship

Writers are diffident creatures—they need encouragement. - Agatha Christie quote.
Writers are diffident creatures—they need encouragement.
— Agatha Christie Autobiography

encouragement

Anyone who has never really loved has never really lived. - Agatha Christie quote.
Anyone who has never really loved has never really lived.
— Agatha Christie Sad Cypress

love

You cannot give to people what they are incapable of receiving. - Agatha Christie quote.
You cannot give to people what they are incapable of receiving.
— Agatha Christie After the Funeral

Giving

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human. - Agatha Christie quote.
Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
— Agatha Christie The Pale Horse

evil

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. - Agatha Christie quote.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
— Agatha Christie

habit

To rush into explanations and excuses is always a sign of weakness. - Agatha Christie quote.
To rush into explanations and excuses is always a sign of weakness.
— Agatha Christie The Seven Dials Mystery

excuses

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her. - Agatha Christie quote.
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
— Agatha Christie Witness for the Prosecution: A Play in Three Acts

love men cynical men and women deceit

Where large sums of money are concerned it is advisable to trust nobody. - Agatha Christie quote.
Where large sums of money are concerned it is advisable to trust nobody.
— Agatha Christie Endless Night

money trust

Time does not dispose of a question—it only presents it anew in a different guise. - Agatha Christie quote.
Time does not dispose of a question—it only presents it anew in a different guise.
— Agatha Christie The Mysterious Mr. Quin

asking questions

Inside, it was clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way around. - Agatha Christie quote.
Inside, it was clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way around.
— Agatha Christie The Clocks

bookstore

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story. - Agatha Christie quote.
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
— Agatha Christie

New York City

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her. - Agatha Christie quote.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
— Agatha Christie

husband

You show me anyone who's lived to over seventy, and you show me a fighter—someone who's got the will to live. - Agatha Christie quote.
You show me anyone who's lived to over seventy, and you show me a fighter—someone who's got the will to live.
— Agatha Christie

aging age 70

What they need is a little immorality in their lives. Then they wouldn't be so busy looking for it in other people's. - Agatha Christie quote.
What they need is a little immorality in their lives. Then they wouldn't be so busy looking for it in other people's.
— Agatha Christie Murder at the Vicarage

immorality

To the scientific mind, truth comes first.  Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living. - Agatha Christie quote.
To the scientific mind, truth comes first.  Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living.
— Agatha Christie The Hollow

truth

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them! - Agatha Christie quote.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them!
— Agatha Christie Autobiography

love

It has been said, you know—and I think quite truly—that you can only really get under anybody's skin if you are married to them. - Agatha Christie quote.
It has been said, you know—and I think quite truly—that you can only really get under anybody's skin if you are married to them.
— Agatha Christie The Body in the Library

marriage

To care passionately for another human creature brings always more sorrow than joy; but all the same...one would not be without that experience. - Agatha Christie quote.
To care passionately for another human creature brings always more sorrow than joy; but all the same...one would not be without that experience.
— Agatha Christie Sad Cypress

caring

The saddest thing in life and the hardest to live through is the knowledge that there is someone you love very much whom you cannot save from suffering. - Agatha Christie quote.
The saddest thing in life and the hardest to live through is the knowledge that there is someone you love very much whom you cannot save from suffering.
— Agatha Christie Autobiography

suffering love

I've a theory that one can always get anything one wants if one will pay the price.  And do you know what the price is, nine times out of ten?  Compromise. - Agatha Christie quote.
I've a theory that one can always get anything one wants if one will pay the price.  And do you know what the price is, nine times out of ten?  Compromise.
— Agatha Christie The Secret of Chimneys

compromise

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. - Agatha Christie quote.
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.
— Agatha Christie

genius

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. - Agatha Christie quote.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
— Agatha Christie
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. - Agatha Christie quote.
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.
— Agatha Christie The Mystery of the Blue Train

love sheep

Everyone, my friend, demands a spice of danger in their lives.  Some get it vicariously—as in bullfights.  Some read about it.  Some find it at the cinema.  But I am sure of this—too much safety is abhorrent to the nature of a human being. - Agatha Christie quote.
Everyone, my friend, demands a spice of danger in their lives.  Some get it vicariously—as in bullfights.  Some read about it.  Some find it at the cinema.  But I am sure of this—too much safety is abhorrent to the nature of a human being.
— Agatha Christie Curtain

danger safety

Men find danger in many ways—women are reduced to finding their danger mostly in affairs of sex. That is why, perhaps, they welcome the hint of the tiger—the sheathed claws, the treacherous spring.  The excellent fellow who will make a good and kind husband—they pass him by. - Agatha Christie quote.
Men find danger in many ways—women are reduced to finding their danger mostly in affairs of sex. That is why, perhaps, they welcome the hint of the tiger—the sheathed claws, the treacherous spring.  The excellent fellow who will make a good and kind husband—they pass him by.
— Agatha Christie Curtain

men and women

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.
— Agatha Christie Autobiography

necessity

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.  It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
— Agatha Christie The Hound of Death

mother