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  • #1
    C.S. Lewis
    “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #2
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #3
    Virginia Woolf
    “Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #4
    Stephen King
    “A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
    Stephen King, Skeleton Crew

  • #5
    Charles Baudelaire
    “Always be a poet, even in prose.”
    Charles Baudelaire

  • #6
    Cornelia Funke
    “So what? All writers are lunatics!”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

  • #7
    George Santayana
    “Sanity is a madness put to good uses.”
    George Santayana , The Essential Santayana: Selected Writings

  • #8
    Henry Miller
    “A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”
    Henry Miller, The Books in My Life

  • #9
    T.S. Eliot
    “For last year's words belong to last year's language
    And next year's words await another voice.”
    T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

  • #10
    Umberto Eco
    “Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means...”
    Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

  • #11
    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, An Autobiography

  • #12
    Agatha Christie
    “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 Christi

  • #13
    Agatha Christie
    “The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
    Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

  • #14
    Agatha Christie
    “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

  • #15
    Agatha Christie
    “Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking."
    "An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.”
    Agatha Christie, Peril at End House

  • #16
    Agatha Christie
    “An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”
    Agatha Christie

  • #17
    Agatha Christie
    “Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.”
    Agatha Christie, The Labours of Hercules

  • #18
    Agatha Christie
    “If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.”
    Agatha Christie

  • #19
    Agatha Christie
    “One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.”
    Agatha Christie

  • #20
    Agatha Christie
    “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

  • #21
    Agatha Christie
    “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

  • #22
    Agatha Christie
    “Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.”
    Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • #23
    Agatha Christie
    “But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.”
    Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

  • #24
    Agatha Christie
    “Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.”
    Agatha Christie, The Secret Adversary

  • #25
    Agatha Christie
    “Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.

    [Witness for the Prosecution, also published in The Hound of Death and Other Stories.]”
    Agatha Christie, The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

  • #26
    Agatha Christie
    “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

  • #27
    Agatha Christie
    “One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.”
    Agatha Christie

  • #28
    Agatha Christie
    “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, An Autobiography

  • #29
    Agatha Christie
    “One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.”
    Agatha Christie

  • #30
    Agatha Christie
    “Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.”
    Agatha Christie



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