75 Quotes by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is a legendary British author known for her mystery novels, particularly the beloved character of Hercule Poirot. Her unique style of writing and storytelling captivated audiences around the world, making her one of the best-selling authors of all time. Christie's keen sense of observation and attention to detail allowed her to create intricate plots with unexpected twists and turns that kept readers on the edge of their seats. Her novels continue to be adapted into movies, TV shows, and plays, making her an enduring figure in popular culture. (Bio)

Agatha Christie Quotes


Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. (Meaning)

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The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn. (Quote Meaning)

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. (Meaning)

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. (Quote Meaning)

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

There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger. (Quote Meaning)

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. (Meaning)

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. (Quote Meaning)

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

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. (Quote Meaning)

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Never do anything yourself that others can do for you. (Meaning)

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

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. (Meaning)

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human. (Quote Meaning)

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

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

Very few of us are what we seem. (Meaning)

Fear is incomplete knowledge.

Nobody knows what another person is thinking. They may imagine they do, but they are nearly always wrong.

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Books are a habit-forming drug.

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.

Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory---let the theory go.

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it. (Quote Meaning)

One must accept the fact that we have only one companion in this world, a companion who accompanies us from the cradle to the grave - our own self. Get on good terms with that companion - learn to live with yourself.

It's what's in *yourself* that makes you happy or unhappy.

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

The young people think the old people are fools -- but the old people know the young people are fools.

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

The tragedy of life is that people do not change.

An appreciative listener is always stimulating.

The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.

Courage is the resolution to face the unforeseen.

To every problem, there is a most simple solution.

Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.

If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.

The saddest thing in life and the hardest to live through, is the knowledge that there is someone you love very much whom you cannot save from suffering.

Surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price. (Quote Meaning)

When the fact doesn't meet the theory then let go the theory.

I did not deceive you, mon ami. At most, I permitted you to deceive yourself.

It is really a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking, and women will not be nice to you if you are.

Assumptions are dangerous things.

The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.

Bitterness leads nowhere. It turns back on itself. It is the eternal cul-de-sac.

Our weapon is our knowledge. But remember, it may be a knowledge we may not know that we possess.

No innocent person ever has an alibi.

A weak man in a corner is more dangerous than a strong man.

Time is the best killer.

To win a war is as disasterous as to lose one.

Any coincidencce is worth noticing. You can throw it away later if it is only a coincidence.

you cannot give to people what they are incapable of receiving.

To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.

There is no greater mistake in life than seeing things or hearing them at the wrong time.

The first time you do a thing is always exciting.

If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody. (Meaning)

― Agatha Christie Quotes

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