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Curious things, habits.
by Agatha Christie

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

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

 

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

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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 specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To keep your thinking young, stay curious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

Be curious, not judgmental.
- Walt Whitman

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

Be less curious about people,
and more curious about ideas.
- Marie Curie

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

There's always a period of curious fear between the
first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
- Don DeLillo

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

Curious people who have become accustomed to think
that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without
giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time.
- Moshe Sharett

Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic.
Be insistently curious.
- Gordon Gee

Life - how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here,
but elsewhere.
- V. S. Pritchett

But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man.
Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be
transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.
- Charles Ives

He has a number of curious facts in illustration of
the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
- George Combe

It is a curious thing...
that every creed promises a paradise which will be
absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
- Evelyn Waugh

The curious are always in some danger.
If you are curious you might never come home.
- Jeanette Winterson

One curious thing about growing up is that you don't
only move forward in time;
you move backwards as well,
as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you.
- Philip Pullman

I can remember only a few of the strange and curious
words now dead but living and spoken by the English
people a thousand years ago.
- Carl Sandburg

Happiness comes from...
some curious adjustment to life.
- Hugh Walpole

I cannot help but think a curious event is this life of mine.
- John James Audubon

Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon -
it is the very heart of painting.
- Josef Albers

It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious,
especially those who envy you.
- Baltasar Gracian

I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.
- Abraham Maslow

I find the subject of childhood fascinating.
I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and
I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world.
- Sophie Marceau

Not only did I enjoy the creative side of Playboy and
enjoy being surrounded by people who are curious about life,
but I also love the analytical and hard business side of it.
- Christie Hefner

I think we should be passionately curious about what we do.
- Mariel Hemingway

I'm curious about everything.
Even subjects that don't interest me.
- Alex Trebek

I am a curious person and, believe it or not,
I really do like to sit back and listen to people's stories.
- Nina Blackwood

It is a curious phenomena that God has made the hearts of the poor,
rich and those of the rich, poor.
- Vinoba Bhave

I think people will be curious to see what I can do as a dramatic actor.
- Ben Stiller

It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary.
Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity.
- Beatrice Webb

I've been curious about certain things,
but didn't let them get in the way of my life.
I don't know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit.
- Tobey Maguire

The human being is a most curious creature.
He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.
- David Herbert Lawrence


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