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Agatha Christie
September 15, 1890 - January 12, 1976
Nationality: English
Category: Writer
Subcategory: English Writer

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


The secret of getting ahead is getting started.


Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.


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


I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.


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.


These little grey cells. It is up to them.


Very few of us are what we seem.


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.


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.


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