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
“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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
“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

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

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

“Conversations are always dangerous if you have something to hide, " said Miss Marple”
Agatha Christie, A Caribbean Mystery

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
“Do you like sitting here looking out to the sea?" - Vera E. Claythorne”
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

Anthony Horowitz
“Pünd remembered their first case together when Fraser had failed to notice that his travelling companion, on the three-fifty train from Paddington, was actually dead.”
Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders

Agatha Christie
“Hercule Poirot's methods are his own. Order and method, and 'the little gray cells'.”
Agatha Christie, The Big Four

Agatha Christie
“I'd rather have my job than yours."
"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

“Use your little grey cells mon ami"
(Hercule Poirot in 'The Mysterious Affair At Styles')”
- Agatha Christie

Yann Martel
“And so the explanation for why Agatha Christie is the most popular author in the history of the world. Her appeal is as wide and her dissemination as great as the Bible's, because she is a modern apostle, a female one--about time, after two thousand years of men blathering on. And this new apostle answers the same questions Jesus answered: What are we to do with death? Because murder mysteries are always resolved in the end, the mystery neatly dispelled. We must do the same with death in our lives: resolve it, give it meaning, put it into context however hard that might be.”
Yann Martel, The High Mountains of Portugal

Agatha Christie
“İçini çekti. Fakat ben şansa, kadere inanırım. Senin kaderinde benim yanımda bulunmak ve benim affedilemeyecek bir hata işlememe engel olmak...”
Agatha Christie, The A.B.C. Murders

“La vie est vaine,
Un peu d’amour,
Un peu de haine,
Et puis—Bonjour!

La vie est brève:
Un peu d’espoir,
Un peu de rève
Et puis—Bon soir!

Ah, brief is Life,
Love’s short sweet way,
With dreamings rife,
And then—Good-day!

And Life is vain—
Hope’s vague delight,
Grief’s transient pain,
And then—Good-night.”
George du Maurie

Agatha Christie
“And you will be happy now, my dear," said Calgary, taking Hester's hands in his. He made an effort to smile.
"You'll marry your young doctor and you'll settle down and you'll have no more of these wild imaginings and terrific despairs."
"Marry Don?" said Hester, in a surprised tone of voice. "Of course I'm not going to marry Don."
"But you love him."
"No, I don't think I do, really.... I just thought I did. But he didn't believe in me. He didn't know I was innocent. He ought to have known." She looked at Calgary. "You knew! I think I'd like to marry you."
"But, Hester, I'm years older than you are. You can't really-"
"That is-if you want me," said Hester with sudden doubt.
"Oh, I want you!" said Arthur Calgary.”
Agatha Christie, Ordeal by Innocence

Agatha Christie
“Đôi khi có một vực thẳm ngăn cách quá khứ và tương lai. Khi người ta đã bước đi trong thung lũng của bóng tối tử thần rồi thoát ra khỏi, vào trong ánh sáng, đó là một cuộc sống mới bắt đầu. Quá khứ sẽ chẳng giúp ích gì nữa.”
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
“Meanwhile we have learnt something, and to know is to be prepared.”
Agatha Christie, The Big Four

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