Agatha Christie - Quotes

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One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

Very few of us are what we seem.

Very few of us are what we seem.

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more. ---->>>

These little grey cells. It is up to them.

These little grey cells. It is up to them.

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it. ---->>>

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late. ---->>>

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.

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.

There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will. ---->>>

The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn. ---->>>

The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes. ---->>>

Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend. ---->>>

Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second. ---->>>

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

I married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me. ---->>>

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ---->>>

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human. ---->>>

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her. ---->>>

If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody. ---->>>

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story. ---->>>

But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price. ---->>>

There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger. ---->>>

Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity. ---->>>

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.

Never do anything yourself that others can do for you. ---->>>

Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice. ---->>>

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years. ---->>>

I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that. ---->>>

I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest. ---->>>

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: September 15, 1890
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Die: 01-12, 1976
Occupation: Writer
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Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright. She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap, and six romances under the name Mary Westmacott. In 1971 she was made a Dame for her contribution to literature. Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon. She served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches, before marrying and starting a family in London. She was initially an unsuccessful writer, but this changed for the better when The Mysterious Affair at Styles was published in 1920 featuring Hercule Poirot. During the Second World War she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, during the Blitz and acquired a good knowledge of poisons which featured in many of her novels. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind only Shakespeare's works and the Bible. According to Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author – having been translated into at least 103 languages. And Then There Were None is Christie's best-selling novel, with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time. Christie's stage play The Mousetrap holds the world record for longest initial run. It opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End on 25 November 1952 and as of 2017 is still running after more than 25,000 performances. In 1955, Christie was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's highest honour, the Grand Master Award. Later the same year, Witness for the Prosecution received an Edgar Award by the MWA for Best Play. In 2013, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was voted the best crime novel ever by 600 fellow writers of the Crime Writers' Association. On 15 September 2015, coinciding with her 125th birthday, And Then There Were None was named the "World's Favourite Christie" in a vote sponsored by the author's estate. Most of her books and short stories have been adapted for television, radio, video games and comics, and more than thirty feature films have been based on her work.(wikipedia)