Favourite Agatha Christie Quotations


Yet again, I find myself without a finished book to review on a Wednesday. So, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to write instead. I was toying with a rant idea but I think I need to gather my thoughts a bit more. Instead, I decided to turn to an old favourite in the arsenal of any book blogger: the quotes post. Autumn is the perfect time for cosy crime and I am craving a good Agatha Christie session at the moment. In honour of that, I thought I’d share some of wisest words. As it was her 130th birthday last week, I picked a quotation for every decade since she was born.

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realise just how much you love them.”

“Words are such uncertain things, they so often sound well but mean the opposite of what one thinks they do.”

“As life goes on it becomes tiring to keep up the character you invented for yourself, and so you relapse into individuality and become more like yourself everyday.”

“It s completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting.”

“One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood.”

“Fear is incomplete knowledge.”

“Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.”

“Everyone is a potential murderer – in everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill – though not the will to kill.”

“I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.”

“A woman who doesn’t lie is a woman without imagination and without sympathy.”

“One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.”

“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.”

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