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I've always believed in writing without a collaborator,
by Agatha Christie

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator,
because where two people are writing the same book,
each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
- Agatha Christie

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

Where large sums of money are concerned,
it is advisable to trust nobody.
- Agatha Christie

Curious things, habits.
People themselves never knew they had them.
- Agatha Christie

 

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.
- Agatha Christie

Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
- Agatha Christie

I married an archaeologist because the older I grow,
the more he appreciates me.
- Agatha Christie

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It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see
people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
- Agatha Christie

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- Agatha Christie

These little grey cells.
It is up to them.
- Agatha Christie

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

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

Very few of us are what we seem.
- Agatha Christie

Good advice is always certain to be ignored,
but that's no reason not to give it.
- Agatha Christie

Most successes are unhappy.
That's why they are successes - they have to reassure
themselves about themselves by achieving something
that the world will notice.
- Agatha Christie

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

But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.
- Agatha Christie

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is,
I think, to have a happy childhood.
- Agatha Christie

Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
- Agatha Christie

I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
- Agatha Christie

One doesn't recognize the really important moments
in one's life until it's too late.
- Agatha Christie

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

If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles,
one would hardly see anybody.
- Agatha Christie

The happy people are failures because they are on such
good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
- Agatha Christie

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

The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
- Agatha Christie

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
- Agatha Christie

Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity.
- Agatha Christie

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

There is nothing more thrilling in this world,
I think, than having a child that is yours,
and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
- Agatha Christie

There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils
that man does of his own free will.
- Agatha Christie

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
- Agatha Christie

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.
- Agatha Christie

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

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

I have long believed taxpayers make better use of their
money than the government ever could.
- Kay Bailey Hutchison

I've always believed that if done properly,
armed robbery doesn't have to be an unpleasant experience.
- the movie Thelma & Louise

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

It is the things for which there is no evidence
that are believed with passion.
- Bertrand Russell

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley

My mother was the influence in my life.
She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate
triumph of justice and hard work.
She believed passionately in education.
- John H. Johnson

I believed totally in the possibilities implied in the series.
I never thought of it as fantasy.
Far from it.
- Patrick Troughton

I always dreamt of being a basketball player.
A dream that only I believed in.
- David Duchovny

I always believed in my characters.
I lived them.
- Irene Dunne

A marriage contract to me is as binding as any in business,
and I have always believed in sticking to an agreement.
- Paul Getty

I never believed that U2 wanted to save the whales.
I don't believe that The Beastie Boys are ready to lay it down for Tibet.
- Iggy Pop

That death was near, I suppose I believed,
but I saw it only as a rest after the day's work.
- Knute Nelson

I've always believed no matter how many shots I miss,
I'm going to make the next one.
- Isiah Thomas

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough,
it will be believed.
- Adolf Hitler

We cannot lightly allow the perpetrator of a serious
crime to go free simply because that person believed
his actions were reasonable and necessary to prevent some perceived harm.
- Sol Wachtler

I believed that English-speaking people had a divine
mission to civilize the world by making it western,
democratic and Christian.
- Luke Ford

We shall meet again.
I have believed in God.
I obeyed the laws of war and was loyal to my flag.
- Adolf Eichmann

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
- Aesop

I always believed in God and Christ,
but I was in rebellion -
trying to make my relationship with God fit into my
life instead of making my life fit in with him.
I was stubborn.
- Scott Stapp

You know, I've never actually really believed that death is inevitable.
I just think it's a rumor.
- David Carradine

My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself.
He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine;
so he became a pharmacist,
but he believed in that hardly more.
- Claude Chabrol

Some deemed him wondrous wise, and some believed him mad.
- James Beattie

I had no idea that he was going to write that,
but I've always believed that insecurity was what would
keep you always in your innocence,
no matter what the business did.
- Sally Kirkland

Everyone believed the Senate could not really be led.
It used to take so long to rise up through seniority.
- Robert Caro


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