Agatha Christie

prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)

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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.
'But it is always interesting when one doesn't see,' she added. 'If you don't see what a thing means, you must be looking at it wrong way around.'
An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
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.
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you.
I have enjoyed greatly the second bloomingsuddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you.
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable ... but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize how much you love them.
Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.
Your travel life has the aspect of a dream. It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it. It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again. It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness, and pangs of longing... But you are like the Vikings who have gone into a world of adventure, and home is not home until you return.

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