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Agatha Christie words of wisdom

Agatha Christie words of wisdom
Never do anything yourself that others can do for you. Agatha Christie words of wisdom

Very few of us are what we seem. Agatha Christie words of wisdom
The legendary woman, Queen of Crime Agatha Christie, born Agatha Mary Clarissa Millers, was born on 15 September 1890. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly four billion copies, her works rank third, after those of William Shakespeare and the Bible, as the world’s most widely published books. I am not going to write about her biography, this post is about Agatha Christie as the author of witty, wise quotes, which are useful to remember.

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

Agatha Christie was forty years old, divorced, when she met twenty-six-year-old Max Mallowan. In their union at first believed no one, least of rest they themselves. But Agatha Christie and Max Mallowan risked – and won forty-five years of happy married life. Thirty years after the wedding, Agatha Christie recalled that she was struck by what eyes Max Mallowan looked at her when they first met. For her, the writer, who by then had written several best-selling full-length, it was a novelty.

Agatha Christie words of wisdom

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. Agatha Christie words of wisdom

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 have a certain experience of the way people tell lies. “Miss Marple” in A Caribbean Mystery (1964).

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 words of wisdom

Agatha Christie words of wisdom

The secret of getting ahead is getting started
The secret of getting ahead is getting started
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
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
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
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 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
Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend. Agatha Christie
Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend. Agatha Christie
Evil is not something superhuman, it’s something less than human
Evil is not something superhuman, it’s something less than human
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them
There’s too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will
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 happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don’t give a damn
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he’s in love with her
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he’s in love with her
One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late
One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late
These little grey cells. It is up to them
These little grey cells. It is up to them
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood
Dame Agatha Christie quotes
But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price
But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price
If one sticks too rigidly to one’s principles, one would hardly see anybody
If one sticks too rigidly to one’s principles, one would hardly see anybody
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie
Most successes are unhappy
Most successes are unhappy
Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend
Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it
I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest
I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest
Playing the piano for her husband Max E. L. Mallowan, in March 1946 in their home, Greenway House, in Devonshire
Playing the piano for her husband Max E. L. Mallowan, in March 1946 in their home, Greenway House, in Devonshire
British mystery writer Agatha Christie (1891 – 1976). circa 1926 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British mystery writer Agatha Christie (1891 – 1976). circa 1926 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
26th November 1962. Mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) cuts an enormous cake at a party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her long-running play, ‘The Mousetrap’
26th November 1962. Mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) cuts an enormous cake at a party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her long-running play, ‘The Mousetrap’
circa 1925: English novelist Agatha Christie (1891 – 1976). (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
circa 1925: English novelist Agatha Christie (1891 – 1976). (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Room of Agatha Christie at the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul, where she wrote Murder on the Orient Express
Room of Agatha Christie at the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul, where she wrote Murder on the Orient Express
Christie and her husband Max E. L. Mallowan, walk in March 1946 in the ground of their home, Greenway House, in Devonshire
Christie and her husband Max E. L. Mallowan, walk in March 1946 in the ground of their home, Greenway House, in Devonshire
Agatha Christie words of wisdom
Agatha Christie, puts back in March 1946 a book on a shelf in the library of her home, Greenway House, in Devonshire
Agatha Christie words of wisdom
Christie (left) with actress Margaret Lockwood at the opening night of her play ‘Towards Zero’ at St James’ Theater, London. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Picture dated in March 1971 in Paris of English writer Dame Agatha Christie
Picture dated in March 1971 in Paris of English writer Dame Agatha Christie
A plaque dedicated to Agatha Christie in Torquay, where she lived most of her life. The city now has an ‘Agatha Christie Mile’ which covers local sites of significance to her life and works
A plaque dedicated to Agatha Christie in Torquay, where she lived most of her life. The city now has an ‘Agatha Christie Mile’ which covers local sites of significance to her life and works
Blue plaque Agatha Christie. No. 58 Sheffield Terrace, Kensington & Chelsea, London
Blue plaque Agatha Christie. No. 58 Sheffield Terrace, Kensington & Chelsea, London
Agatha Christie words of wisdom
Gravestone of Agatha Christie in Cholsey
Poster. Lucy Mangan investigates
Poster. Lucy Mangan investigates
Agatha Christie words of wisdom
the orient express
Film poster. Murder on the orient express
Film poster. Murder on the orient express
Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution

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