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To count - really and truly to count - a woman must have goodness or brains. Agatha Christie
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Heather Badcock meant no harm. She never did mean harm, but there is no doubt that people like Heather Badcock (and like my old friend Alison Wilde), are capable of doing a lot of harm because they lack - not kindness, they have kindness - but any real consideration for the way their actions may affect other people. She though always of what an action meant to her, never sparing a thought to what it might mean to somebody else. Agatha Christie
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Downstairs in the lounge, by the third pillar from the left, there sits an old lady with a sweet, placid, spinsterish face and a mind that has plumbed the depths of human iniquity and taken it all as in the day's work....where crime is concerned, she's the goods. Agatha Christie
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I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. Agatha Christie
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Use that fluff of yours you call a brain. Agatha Christie
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Things go entirely differently from the way you planned them. Agatha Christie
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Any medical man who predicts exactly when a patient will die, or exactly how long he will live, is bound to make a fool of himself. The human factor is always incalculable. The weak have often unexpected powers of resistance, the strong sometimes succumb. Agatha Christie
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Be sure thy sin will find thee out. Agatha Christie
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Do you know my friend that each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desire and aptitudes? Agatha Christie
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Vous eprouves trop d'emotion, Hastings, It affects your hands and your wits. Is that a way to fold a coat? And regard what you have done to my pyjamas. If the hairwash breaks what will befall them?' 'Good heavens, Poirot,' I cried, 'this is a matter of life and death. What does it matter what happens to our clothes?' 'You have no sense of proportion Hastings. We cannot catch a train earlier than the time that it leaves, and to ruin one's clothes will not be the least helpful in preventing a murder. Agatha Christie
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There speaks the passion and the rebellion that go with red hair. My second wife had red hair. She was a beautiful woman, and she loved me. Strange, is it not? I have always admired red-haired women. Your hair is very beautiful. There are other things I like about you. Your spirit, your courage; the fact that you have a mind of your own. ~Mr. Aristides Agatha Christie
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The amount of missing girls I've had to trace and their family and their friends always say the same thing. 'She was a bright and affectionate disposition and had no men friends'. That's never true. It's unnatural. Girls ought to have men friends. If not, then there's something wrong about them.... Agatha Christie
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A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep. Agatha Christie
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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
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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. Agatha Christie
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The urge to write one's autobiography, so I have been told, overtakes everyone sooner or later. Agatha Christie
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all women, without in the least meaning it, consider every man they meet as a possible husband for themselves or for their best friend. Agatha Christie
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You can only really get under anybody's skin if you are married to them. Agatha Christie
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... nothing is so boring as devotion. Agatha Christie
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I think, myself, that one's memories represent those moments which, insignificant as they may seem, nevertheless represent the inner self and oneself as most really oneself. Agatha Christie
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An ugly voice repels me where an ugly face would not. Agatha Christie
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Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment. Agatha Christie
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Elephants can remember, but we are human beings and mercifully human beings can forget. Agatha Christie
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And so could you know it if you would only use the brains the good God has given you. Sometimes I really am tempted to believe that by inadvertence, He passed you by. Agatha Christie
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One knows so little. When one knows more it is too late. Agatha Christie
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It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting. Agatha Christie
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Everyone likes talking about himself. - Hercule Poirot Agatha Christie
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A man doesn't wasnt to feel that a woman cares more for him than he cares for her. He doesn't want to feel owned, body and soul. It's that damned possessive attitude. This man is mine-he belongs to me! He wants to get away - to get free. He wants to own his woman; he doesn't want her to own him.(Simon Boyle) Agatha Christie
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Evil is not any superhuman, but it is HUMAN. Agatha Christie
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Many homicidal lunatics are very quiet, unassuming people. Delightful fellows. Agatha Christie
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Nobody believes in magicians any more, nobody believes that anyone can come along and wave a wand and turn you into a frog. But if you read in the paper that by injecting certain glands scientists can alter your vital tissues and you'll develop froglike characteristics, well, everybody would believe that. Agatha Christie
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He laughs best who laughs at the end. Agatha Christie
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And yet," said Poirot, "suppose an accident-" "Ah, no, my friend-" "From your point of view it would be regrettable, I agree. But nevertheless let us just for one moment suppose it. Then, perhaps, all these here are linked together - by death. Agatha Christie
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Is there ever any particular spot where one can put one's finger and say, "It all began that day, at such a time and such a place, with such an incident? Agatha Christie
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Bottled, was he?" Said Colonel Bantry, with an Englishman's sympathy for alcoholic excess. "Oh, well, can't judge a fellow by what he does when he's drunk? When I was at Cambridge, I remember I put a certain utensil - well - well, nevermind. Agatha Christie
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Once I went professionally to an archaeological expedition-and I learnt something there. In the course of an excavation, when something comes up out of the ground, everything is cleared away very carefully all around it. You take away the loose earth, and you scrape here and there with a knife until finally your object is there, all alone, ready to be drawn and photographed with no extraneous matter confusing it. That is what I have been seeking to do-clear away the extraneous matter so that we can see the truth-the naked shining truth. Agatha Christie
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Any coincidencce is worth noticing. You can throw it away later if it is only a coincidence. Agatha Christie
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The heart of a woman who loves will forgive many blows. Agatha Christie
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I just woke up feeling happy this morning. You know those days when everything in the world seems right. Agatha Christie
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That is why most great love stories are tragedies. Agatha Christie
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They tried to be too clever-and that was their undoing. Agatha Christie
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It often seems to me that's all detective work is, wiping out your false starts and beginning again." Yes, it is very true, that. And it is just what some people will not do. They conceive a certain theory, and everything has to fit into that theory. If one little fact will not fit it, they throw it aside. But it is always the facts that will not fit in that are significant. Agatha Christie
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I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest. Agatha Christie
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One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie
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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
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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. Agatha Christie
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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. Agatha Christie
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I know there's a proverb which that says 'To err is human,' but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries. Agatha Christie
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I continued to do arithmetic with my father, passing proudly through fractions to decimals. I eventually arrived at the point where so many cows ate so much grass, and tanks filled with water in so many hours. I found it quite enthralling. Agatha Christie
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I'm going to marry him. And if he thinks he can get divorced and married every two or three years in the approved Hollywood fashion, well, he never made a bigger mistake in his life. He's going to marry and stick to me. Agatha Christie
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Every man should have aunts. They illustrate the triumph of guess work over logic. Agatha Christie
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Assumptions are dangerous things. Agatha Christie
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Bitterness leads nowhere. It turns back on itself. It is the eternal cul-de-sac. Agatha Christie
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Oh, no, I'm not brave. When a thing is certain, there's nothing to be brave about. All you can do is to find your consolation. Agatha Christie
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the detective's highest talent lay in the gentle art of seeking favours under the guise of conferring them! Agatha Christie
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Of course I despise money when I haven't got any. It's the only dignified thing to do. Agatha Christie
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Nurses - nurses, you'm all the same. Full of cheerfulness over other people's troubles. Agatha Christie
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The whole thing was like a nine-month ocean voyage to which you never got acclimatized. Agatha Christie
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Surfing is like that. You are either vigorously cursing or else you are idiotically pleased with yourself. Agatha Christie
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I can't imagine why everybody is always so keen for authors to talk about writing. I should have thought it was an author's business to write, not talk. Agatha Christie
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There are some people who don't conform to the signals. An ordinary well-regulated locomotive slows down or pulls up when it sees the red light hoisted against it. Perhaps I was born color blind. When I see the red signal - I can't help forging ahead. And in the end, you know, that spells disaster. Agatha Christie
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Desperate ills need desperate remedies. Agatha Christie
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Nobody knows what another person is thinking. They may imagine they do, but they are nearly always wrong. Agatha Christie
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The point is that one's got an instinct to live. One doesn't live because one's reason assents to living. People who, as we say, 'would be better dead' don't want to die! People who apparently have everything to live for just let themselves fade out of life because they haven't got the energy to fight. Agatha Christie
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In old days the public didn't really mind much about accuracy, but nowadays readers take it upon themselves to write to authors on every possible occasion, pointing out flaws. Agatha Christie
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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
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This affair must all be unravelled from within. He tapped his forehead. These little grey cells. It is 'up to them' - as you say over here. Agatha Christie
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John, forgive me... for what I can't help doing. Agatha Christie
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I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties. Agatha Christie
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We are the same people as we were at three, six, ten or twenty years old. More noticeably so, perhaps, at six or seven, because we were not pretending so much then. Agatha Christie
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