Agatha Christie Quotes
Most popular Agatha Christie Quotes
Beauty is the only thing worth living for.
Achievement brings with it its own anticlimax.
Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master.
I'm a sausage machine, a perfect sausage machine.
The tragedy of life is that people do not change.
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
Writers are diffident creatures—they need encouragement.
Anyone who has never really loved has never really lived.
You cannot give to people what they are incapable of receiving.
Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
To rush into explanations and excuses is always a sign of weakness.
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
Where large sums of money are concerned it is advisable to trust nobody.
Time does not dispose of a question—it only presents it anew in a different guise.
Inside, it was clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way around.
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
You show me anyone who's lived to over seventy, and you show me a fighter—someone who's got the will to live.
What they need is a little immorality in their lives. Then they wouldn't be so busy looking for it in other people's.
To the scientific mind, truth comes first. Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them!
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.
To care passionately for another human creature brings always more sorrow than joy; but all the same...one would not be without that experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.