Agatha Christie Quotes

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Dylan Thomas
“Poetry is not the most important thing in life... I'd much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets.”
Dylan Thomas

Agatha Christie
“It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within--not without." ~ Poirot”
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
“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.”
Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage

Agatha Christie
“I'm sorry, but I do hate this differentiation between the sexes. 'The modern girl has a thoroughly businesslike attitude to life' That sort of thing. It's not a bit true! Some girls are businesslike and some aren't. Some men are sentimental and muddle-headed, others are clear-headed and logical. There are just different types of brains.”
Agatha Christie, Appointment with Death

Agatha Christie
“Use that fluff of yours you call a brain.”
Agatha Christie, A Murder Is Announced

Maureen Johnson
“Did they know that Arthur Conan Doyle went on to investigate mysteries in his real life and absolved a man for a crime for which he has been convicted? Did they know how Agatha Christie brilliantly staged her own disappearance in order to exact an elegant revenge on a cheating husband? They probably did not. And no one was going to discount Stevie Bell, who had gotten into this school on the wings of her interest in the Ellingham case, and who had been a bystander at a death that was now looking more and more suspicious.”
Maureen Johnson, Truly Devious

Agatha Christie
“I really cannot understand the point of what you're saying. Really,' said Clotilde, looking at her. 'What a very extraordinary person you are. What sort of a woman are you? Why are you talking like this? Who are you?'

Miss Marple pulled down the mass of pink wool that encircled her head, a pink wool scarf of the same kind that she had once worn in the West Indies.

'One of my names,' she said, 'is Nemesis.'

'Nemesis? And what does that mean?'

'I think you know,' said Miss Marple. 'You are a very well educated woman. Nemesis is long delayed sometimes, but it comes in the end.”
Agatha Christie, Nemesis

Connie Willis
“I learned everything I know about plot from Dame Agatha (Christie).”
Connie Willis, The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories

Alexander McCall Smith
“Women are the ones who knows what's going on,' she said quietly . 'They are the ones with eyes. Have you not heard of Agatha Christie?”
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Agatha Christie
“Ah, but my dear sir, the why must never be obvious. That is the whole point.”
Agatha Christie, Five Little Pigs

Agatha Christie
“And yet," said Poirot, "suppose an accident-"
"Ah, no, my friend-"
"From your point of view it would be regrettable, I agree. But nevertheless let us just for one moment suppose it. Then, perhaps, all these here are linked together - by death.”
Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

“She might have trusted you. But Mademoiselle Katherine has spent a great deal of her life listening, and those who have listened do not find it easy to talk; they keep their sorrows and joys to themselves and tell no one”
Hercule Poirot, The mystery of the blue train, Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
“Why didn't they ask the Evans?”
Agatha Christie, Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

Agatha Christie
“You don't appreciate a faithful husband when you've got one,' said Tommy.
'All my friends tell me you never know with husbands,' said Tuppance.
'You have the wrong kind of friends,' said Tommy.”
Agatha Christie, Postern of Fate

Christopher Hitchens
“There must be some connection between the general nullity of Christie's prose and the tendency of her detectives to take Jewishness as a symptom of crime.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Agatha Christie
“If you've lost, you've lost.”
Agatha Christie, Five Little Pigs

Agatha Christie
“It takes more than a printed notice to keep you from reality. . . . We've only one life to live.”
Agatha Christie, Five Little Pigs

Agatha Christie
“I'd rather have my job than yours."
"Why?"
"Because your job deals very largely with what we call right and
wrong — and I'm not at all sure that there's any such thing.
Suppose it's all a question of glandular secretion. Too much of
one gland, too little of another — and you get your murderer,
your thief, your habitual criminal. Clement, I believe the time will
come when we'll be horrified to think of the long centuries in
which we've indulged in what you may call moral reprobation, to
think how we've punished people for disease — which they can't
help, poor devils. You don't hang a man for having tuberculosis.”
Agatha Christie, Murder at the Vicarage

Agatha Christie
“The man who came into the room did not look as though his name was, or could have ever been, Robinson. It might have been Demetrius, or Isaacstein, or Perenna - though not one or the other in particular. He was not definitely Jewish, nor definitely Greek nor Portugese nor Spanish, nor South American. What did seem highly unlikely was that he was an Englishman called Robinson.”
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
“Las mujeres, claro está, deben pensar en ellas mismas.”
Agatha Christie, Death in the Clouds

Agatha Christie
“Poirot was standing in the larder in a dramtic attitude. In his hand he was brandishing a leg of mutton.
'My dear Poirot! What is the matter? have you gone mad?'
'Regard i pray you this mutton! But regard it closely!”
Agatha Christie, The Big Four

Agatha Christie
“إن لقاء شخص مرة أخرى بعد إنقطاع طويل مربكٌ إلى حد ما وإن يكن حاضر في ذهنك طوال تلك الفترة”
Agatha Christie, Crooked House

Agatha Christie
“¡El dinero es ridículo! ¡El crédito es ridículo! ¡Convenga usted en que la vida tiene mucho de ridículo!”
Agatha Christie, Death in the Clouds

Agatha Christie
“Mas não tão inteligente quanto Hercule Poirot!”
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
“I can admire the perfect murderer--I can also admire a tiger-- that splendid tawny-striped beast. But I will admire him from outside his cage. I will not go inside.
That is to say, not unless it is my duty to do so. For you see, Mr. Shaitana, the tiger might spring. . . .”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table

Agatha Christie
“We cannot catch a train earlier than the time that it leaves, and to ruin one's clothes will not be the least helpful in preventing a murder.”
Agatha Christie, The A.B.C. Murders

Agatha Christie
“Drink up your wine,' ordered Poirot.”
Agatha Christie, The A.B.C. Murders

Agatha Christie
“Stephen pulled up the collar of his coat as he walked briskly along the platform. Overhead a dim fog clouded the station. Large engines hissed superbly, throwing off clouds of steam into the cold raw air. Everything was dirty and smoke‐grimed.”
Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Agatha Christie
“You do not know the force of the German propaganda. It appeals to something in man, some desire or lust for power. These people are ready to betray their country not for money, but in a kind of megalomaniacal pride in what they themselves, were going to achieve for that country. In every land it has been the same. It is the Cult of Lucifer- Lucifer, Son of the Morning. Pride and desire for personal glory!”
Agatha Christie, N or M?

Agatha Christie
“It's frightening,you know,how soon money goes if you're not clever about it.”
Agatha Christie, The Body in the Library

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