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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
Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
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
The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
Agatha Christie
There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will.
Agatha Christie
Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.
Agatha Christie
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
Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.
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
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
To every problem, there is a most simple solution.
Agatha Christie
It's what's in yourself that makes you happy or unhappy.
Agatha Christie
Poirot, I said. I have been thinking.An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.
Agatha Christie
No, my friend, I am not drunk. I have just been to the dentist, and need not return for another six months! Is it not the most beautiful thought?--Poirot
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
Where do one's fears come from? Where do they shape themselves? Where do they hide before coming out into the open?
Agatha Christie
Do you believe in the value of truth, my dear, or don't you?Of course I believe in the truth, said Rhoda, staring.Yes, you say that, but perhaps you haven't thought about it. The truth hurts sometimes
Agatha Christie
Bagi sebagian orang kebenaran itu penting, sebab mereka dapat menerimanya. Mereka dapat menghadapi kebenaran dengan tabah - ketabahan yang hanya dimiliki orang-orang yang mengharapkan kehidupan yang cerah.
Agatha Christie
The truth must be quite plain, if one could just clear away the litter.
Agatha Christie
Do you believe in the value of truth, my dear, or don't you?Of course I believe in the truth, said Rhoda, staring.Yes, you say that, but perhaps you haven't thought about it. The truth hurts sometimes
Agatha Christie
Do you believe in the value of truth, my dear, or don't you?Of course I believe in the truth, said Rhoda, staring.Yes, you say that, but perhaps you haven't thought about it. The truth hurts sometimes
Agatha Christie
What good is money if it can't buy happiness?
Agatha Christie
People with a grudge against the world are always dangerous. They seem to think life owes them something. I've known many an invalid who has suffered worse and been cut off from life much more . . . and they've managed to lead happy contented lives. It's what's in yourself that makes you happy or unhappy.
Agatha Christie
One always has hope for human nature
Agatha Christie
We are ready to despair too soon, we are ready to say, 'What's the good of doing anything?' Hope is the virtue we should cultivate most in this present day and age.
Agatha Christie
When you're in the middle of a nightmare, something ordinary is the only hope. Anyway, ordinary things are the best. I've always thought so.
Agatha Christie
In the midst of life, we are in death.
Agatha Christie
Death, mademoiselle, unfortunately creates a prejudice. A prejudice in favour of the deceased. I heard what you said just now to my friend Hastings. 'A nice bright girl with no men friends.' You said that in mockery of the newspapers. And it is very true
Agatha Christie
Death was for-the other people.
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
The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.
Agatha Christie
There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well.
Agatha Christie
I mean, what can you say about how you write your books? What I mean is, first you've got to think of something, and then when you've thought of it you've got to force yourself to sit down and write it. That's all. ~ Mrs. Oliver
Agatha Christie
Un archeologo è il miglior marito che una donna possa avere: più lei diventa vecchia, più lui s'interessa a lei.
Agatha Christie
One knows so little. When one knows more it is too late.
Agatha Christie
I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.
Agatha Christie
The truth is, that one doesn't really know anything about anybody. Not even the people who are nearest to you...''Isn't that going a little too far--exaggerating too much?''I don't think it is. When you think of people, it is in the image you have made of them for yourself.
Agatha Christie
No one human being knows the full truth about another human being. Not even one's nearest and dearest.
Agatha Christie
When you read the account of a murder - or, say, a fiction story based on murder - you usually begin with the murder itself. That's all wrong. The murder begins a long time beforehand. A murder is the culmination of a lot of different circumstances, all converging at a given moment at a given point. People are brought into it from different parts of the globe and for unforeseen reasons. [...] The murder itself is the end of the story. It's Zero Hour.He paused.It's Zero Hour now.
Agatha Christie
Use that fluff of yours you call a brain.
Agatha Christie
Vous eprouves trop d'emotion, Hastings, It affects your hands and your wits. Is that a way to fold a coat? And regard what you have done to my pyjamas. If the hairwash breaks what will befall them?''Good heavens, Poirot,' I cried, 'this is a matter of life and death. What does it matter what happens to our clothes?''You have no sense of proportion Hastings. 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
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
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
One little Indian left all alone, he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.
Agatha Christie
Liking is more important than loving. It lasts. I want what is between us to last, Luke. I don't want us just to love each other and marry and get tired of each other and then want to marry some one else.Oh! my dear Love, I know. You want reality. So do I. What's between us will last for ever because it's founded on reality.
Agatha Christie
There! Now we're friends! declared the minx. Say you're sorry about my sister -I am desolated!That's a good boy!
Agatha Christie
You would hate people if you were like me… If you weren't wanted.
Agatha Christie
E: When one has at last reached freedom, can one even contemplate going back?HC: But if it is not possible to go back, or to choose to go back, then it is not freedom!~Ericsson; Hilary Craven
Agatha Christie
There are questions that you don't ask because you're afraid of the answers to them.
Agatha Christie
I often wonder why the whole world is so prone to generalise. Generalisations are seldom if ever true and are usually utterly inaccurate.
Agatha Christie
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.
Agatha Christie
Oh! Do not excite yourself. Shall I say that he interested me because he was trying to grow a mustache and as yet the result is poor. Poirot stroked his own magnificent mustache tenderly. It is an art, he murmured, the growing of the mustache! I have sympathy for all who attempt it.
Agatha Christie
Bottled, was he? Said Colonel Bantry, with an Englishman's sympathy for alcoholic excess. Oh, well, can't judge a fellow by what he does when he's drunk? When I was at Cambridge, I remember I put a certain utensil - well - well, nevermind.
Agatha Christie
A statesman in these days has a difficult task. He has to pursue the policy he deems advantageous to his country, but he has at the same time to recognize the force of popular feeling. Popular feeling is very often sentimental, muddleheaded, and eminently unsound, but it cannot be disregarded for all that.
Agatha Christie
How well you express it! That is exactly the curse of a politician's life. He has to bow to the country's feeling, however dangerous and foolhardy he knows it to be.
Agatha Christie
I will only ask you to believe one thing. I have faith in myself. I believe that I am the man to guide England through the days of crisis that I see coming. If I did not honestly believe that I am needed by my country to steer the ship of state, I would not have done what I have done--made the best of both worlds--saved myself from disaster by a clever trick.''My lord, if you could not make the best of both worlds, you could not be a politician.
Agatha Christie
Women were very queer. Unexpectedly cruel and unexpectedly kind.
Agatha Christie
I am pointing to you that under these conditions--mental strain, physical malaise--it is highly probable that dislikes that were before merely mild and disagreements that were trivial might suddenly assume a more serious note. The result of pretending to be a more amiable, a more forgiving, a more high-minded person than one really is, has sooner or later the effect of causing one to behave as a more disagreeable, a more ruthless and an altogether more unpleasant person than is actually the case! If you dam the stream of natural behavior, mon ami, sooner or later the dam bursts and cataclysm occurs.
Agatha Christie
The only clue to what is in people's minds is in their behavior. If a man behaves strangely, oddly, is not himself--Then you suspect him?No. That is just what I mean. A man whose mind is evil and whose intentions are evil is conscious of that fact and he knows that he must conceal it all costs. He dare not, therefore, afford any unusual behavior.
Agatha Christie
In my opinion, the state of mind of a community is always directly due to the influence of the man at the top.
Agatha Christie
It was due to his tact, to his judgment, to his sympathetic manipulation of human beings that the atmosphere had always been such a happy one... If there was a change, therefore, the change must be due to the man at the top.
Agatha Christie
Seni yang benar-benar seni, tentu saja berbeda, dan anak-anak muda itu memakai alasan seni untuk membenarkan sikap mereka yang malas-malasan
Agatha Christie
I've got a very nice staff here. People with patience, you know, and good temper, and not too brainy, because if you have people who are brainy, they are bound to be very impatient.
Agatha Christie
The evidence of history is against you. The contemporary historian never writes such a true history as the historian of a later generation. It is a question of getting the true perspective, of seeing things in proportion.
Agatha Christie
Take the Pyramids. Great blocks of useless masonry, put up to minister to the egoism of a despotic bloated king. Think of the sweated masses who toiled to build them and died doing it. It makes me sick to think of the suffering and torture they represent.Mrs. Allerton said cheerfully: You'd rather have no Pyramids, no Parthenon, no beautiful tombs or temples
Agatha Christie
Why do you decry the world we live in? There are good people in it. Isn't muddle a better breeding ground for kindliness and individuality than a world order that's imposed, a world order that may be right today and wrong tomorrow? I would rather have a world of kindly, faulty, human beings, than a world of superior robots who've said goodbye to pity and understanding and sympathy.
Agatha Christie
But it is not always the people who say most who do most.
Agatha Christie
Huzur buna derler., gerçek huzur. Her şeyin sonuna gelmiş olmak... Yaşamayı sürdürmek zorunda olmamak... Evet, gerçek huzur budur.
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
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
The amount of women you hear say, If Donald