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The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.

AGATHA CHRISTIE, Murder on the Orient Express

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.

AGATHA CHRISTIE, Life magazine, May 14, 1956

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.


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, An Autobiography

It's not a man's working hours that are important--it's his leisure hours. That's the mistake we all make.

AGATHA CHRISTIE, The Labours of Hercules

I always think loyalty's such a tiresome virtue.

AGATHA CHRISTIE, Peril at End House

To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.

AGATHA CHRISTIE, The Seven Dials of Mystery

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, Death on the Nile

Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.

AGATHA CHRISTIE, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

An appreciative listener is always stimulating.

AGATHA CHRISTIE, The Mysterious Affair at Styles


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