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Top 43 Agatha Christie Quotes (LADY MALLOWAN)

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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.
Nobody knows what another person is thinking. They may imagine they do, but they are nearly always wrong.
Nobody knows what another person is thinking. They may imagine they do, but they are nearly always wrong.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Fear is incomplete knowledge.
Fear is incomplete knowledge.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Very few of us are what we seem.
Very few of us are what we seem.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
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.
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.

14 Wise Agatha Christie Quotes (WISDOM)

Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory - let the theory go.
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.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.
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.
Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
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.
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.
You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.
You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.
But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.
But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.
The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.
The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.
Never tell all you know — not even to the person you know best.
Never tell all you know — not even to the person you know best.
Courage is the resolution to face the unforeseen.
Courage is the resolution to face the unforeseen.
I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
I often wonder why the whole world is so prone to generalize. Generalizations are seldom if ever true and are usually utterly inaccurate.
I often wonder why the whole world is so prone to generalize. Generalizations are seldom if ever true and are usually utterly inaccurate.
Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
To every problem, there is a most simple solution.
To every problem, there is a most simple solution.

4 Agatha Christie Quotes on Happiness

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.
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.
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.
The young people think the old people are fools — but the old people know the young people are fools.
The young people think the old people are fools — but the old people know the young people are fools.
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

9 Agatha Christie Quotes About Life

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.
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.
Time is the best killer.
Time is the best killer.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
An appreciative listener is always stimulating.
An appreciative listener is always stimulating.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
In the midst of life, we are in death.
In the midst of life, we are in death.
Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
Evil is not something superhuman, it’s something less than human.

6 Agatha Christie Quotes on Books and Writing

Books are a habit-forming drug.
Books are a habit-forming drug.
The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.
The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.
Words, mademoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas.
Words, mademoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas.
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’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.
People should be interested in books, not their authors.
People should be interested in books, not their authors.

“Nothing turns out quite in the way that you thought it would when you are sketching out notes for the first chapter, or walking about muttering to yourself and seeing a story unroll.”

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