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“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.”
Agatha Christie
“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, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
“Very few of us are what we seem.”
Agatha Christie, The Man in the Mist
“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express
“Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking."
"An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.”
Agatha Christie, Peril at End House
“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.

-The Last Seance (from The Hound of Death and Other Stories, also Double Sin and Other Stories)
Agatha Christie, The Hound of Death
“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”
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“If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.”
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“Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little Indian boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight little Indian boys travelling in Devon; One said he'd stay there and then there were seven.
Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.
Six little Indian boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Five little Indian boys going in for law; One got in Chancery and then there were four.
Four little Indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two little Indian boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was one.
One little Indian boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none.”
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None
“Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
“The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes. ”
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“Everybody said, "Follow your heart". I did, it got broken”
Mysterious Affair At Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1), The
“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.”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
“One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.”
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“Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.”
Agatha Christie, The Labours of Hercules
“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.”
Agatha Christie, The Man in the Brown Suit
“Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.”
Agatha Christie, The Secret Adversary
“One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.”
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“The young people think the old people are fools -- but the old people know the young people are fools.”
Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage
“As a matter of fact it wouldn’t be safe to tell any man the truth about his wife! Funnily enough, I’d trust most women with the truth about their husbands. Women can accept the fact that a man is a rotter, a swindler, a drug taker, a confirmed liar, and a general swine, without batting an eyelash, and without its impairing their affection for the brute in the least. Women are wonderful realists.”
Agatha Christie, Murder in Mesopotamia
“Time is the best killer.”
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“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.”
Agatha Christie, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
“But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.”
Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
“The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.”
Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
“It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.”
Agatha Christie, The Clocks
“In the midst of life, we are in death.”
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None
“Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.”
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“Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory---let the theory go.”
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
“I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.”
Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography
“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.”
Agatha Christie, Hallowe'en Party

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