Agatha Christie Quotes

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  • No innocent person ever has an alibi.

    Agatha Christie (1985). “Agatha Christie, five Miss Marple mysteries”
  • I don't go in for being sorry for people. For one thing it's insulting. One is only sorry for people when they're sorry for themselves. Self-pity is one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the world today.

    "Murder International: Including So Many Steps to Death Death Comes as the End Evil Under the Sun".
  • 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 (1989). “Murderers abroad: five complete novels”, Outlet
  • I often wonder why the whole world is so prone to generalise. Generalisations are seldom if ever true and are usually utterly inaccurate.

  • 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

  • One never quite allows for the moron in our midst.

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

    Agatha Christie (1978). “The mousetrap, & other plays”, Putnam Adult
  • You've a pretty good nerve," said Ratchett. "Will twenty thousand dollars tempt you?" It will not." If you're holding out for more, you won't get it. I know what a thing's worth to me." I, also M. Ratchett." What's wrong with my proposition?" Poirot rose. "If you will forgive me for being personal - I do not like your face, M. Ratchett," he said.

  • I am not mad. I am eccentric perhaps--at least certain people say so; but as regards my profession. I am very much as one says, 'all there.

    Agatha Christie (1989). “Murderers abroad: five complete novels”, Outlet
  • 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 – and destroys one’s illusions.” “I’d rather have it all the same.” said Rhoda. “So would I. But I don’t know that we’re wise.” Mrs. Oliver; Rhoda Dawes

    Agatha Christie (1984). “Five complete Hercule Poirot novels”, Random House Value Pub
  • If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.

  • When you find that people are not telling you the truth---look out!

    Agatha Christie (2003). “The Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Detective Story”, p.124, Modern Library
  • Nothing, I believe, is so full of life under the microscope as a drop of water from a stagnant pool.

    Agatha Christie (1976). “Sleeping Murder & the Murder at the Vicarage”
  • It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.

    "Biography/Personal Quotes".
  • It is curious - but you cannot make a revolution without honest men. ... Every revolution has had its honest men. They are soon disposed of afterwards.

    Agatha Christie (2015). “The Secret Adversary (Diversion Classics)”, p.71, Diversion Books
  • Does the real thing ever have the perfection of a stage performance?

    Agatha Christie (2010). “Crooked House”, p.10, HarperCollins UK
  • The tragedy of life is that people do not change.

    Agatha Christie (1984). “Taken at the flood”, Berkley Pub Group
  • Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment.

  • Time does not dispose of a question - it only presents it anew in a different guise.

    Agatha Christie (2010). “The Mysterious Mr Quin”, p.22, HarperCollins UK
  • I can't imagine why everybody is always so keen for authors to talk about writing. I should have thought it was an author's business to write, not talk.

  • The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.

    "No one should condescend to Agatha Christie - she's a genius" by Sophie Hannah, May 16, 2015.
  • One little Indian boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none.

    "Masterpieces of murder".
  • there is evil everywhere under the sun.

    Agatha Christie (2010). “Evil Under the Sun (Poirot)”, p.14, HarperCollins UK
  • There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands.

    Agatha Christie (2010). “Miss Marple 3-Book Collection 1: The Murder at the Vicarage, The Body in the Library, The Moving Finger”, p.41, HarperCollins UK
  • 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.

    Agatha Christie (1991). “Agatha Christie: An Autobiography”, Berkley Publishing Group
  • How often have I not heard a perfectly intelligent female says, in the tone of one clinching an argument, 'Edgar says -- ' And all the time you are perfectly aware that Edgar is a perfect fool.

    Agatha Christie (1931). “The man in the brown suit”
  • The young people think the old people are fools -- but the old people know the young people are fools.

    Agatha Christie (1967). “Murder in our midst”
  • One does what one can, not what one cannot.

  • Words, mademoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas.

    "Five complete Hercule Poirot novels".
  • The urge to write one's autobiography, so I have been told, overtakes everyone sooner or later.

    Agatha Christie (2010). “An Autobiography”, p.10, HarperCollins UK
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