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

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
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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.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
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The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
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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.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
An Autobiography (1977)
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Exactly! It is absurd — improbable — it cannot be. So I myself have said. And yet, my friend, there it is! One cannot escape from the facts.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
Murder on the Orient Express [Poirot] (1934)
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The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
Murder on the Orient Express [Poirot] (1934)
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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.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
The ABC Murders, ch. 17 (1936)
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Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd [Poirot] (1926)
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I did not deceive you, mon ami. At most, I permitted you to deceive yourself.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
The Mysterious Affair at Styles [Poirot] (1920)
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Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976) English writer
The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Ch. 11 (Poirot) (1911)
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