Quotes by Agatha Christie


The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
– Agatha Christie
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
– Agatha Christie
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
– Agatha Christie
But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.
– Agatha Christie
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
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
– Agatha Christie
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
– Agatha Christie
Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
– Agatha Christie
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.
– Agatha Christie
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.
– Agatha Christie
I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
– Agatha Christie
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.
– Agatha Christie
If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.
– 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.
– Agatha Christie
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
– Agatha Christie
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.
– Agatha Christie
Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
– Agatha Christie
Oh dear, I never realized what a terrible lot of explaining one has to do in a murder!
– Agatha Christie
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
– Agatha Christie
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
– Agatha Christie