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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
- 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

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

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

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself
in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt


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