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 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