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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- 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

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

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

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

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same
look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
- Paula Poundstone

After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk
of the most dreadful of deaths,
whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
- Albert Camus

I have never yet heard of a murderer who was not afraid of a ghost.
- John Philpot Curran

If anybody says their facelift doesn't hurt,
they're lying.
It was like I'd spent the night with an axe murderer.
- Sharon Osbourne

Come here immediately and see if you can find the murderer of the President.
- Edwin M. Stanton

When, in the third book, we do learn the identity of the Blue Rose murderer,
the information comes in a muted, nearly off-hand manner,
and the man has died long before.
- Peter Straub

Kill a man, and you are a murderer.
Kill millions of men, and you are a conquerer.
Kill everyone, and you are a god.
- Jean Rostand

You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.
- Vladimir Nabokov

A man who kills on his own is a murderer.
A man who kills at his government's request is a national hero.
- Ramman Kenoun

One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer,
to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed,
slaughtered, for the sake of an idea,
whether a good one or a bad one.
- Henry Miller

Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland.
Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Yeah, I had an idea to make a very scary movie,
based on a kind of serial murderer that preys on tourists.
- Brian De Palma

A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment
to becoming the rich instead of the poor,
the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.
- Andrea Dworkin

It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel,
we do not fall into the error a child makes when it
hits the chair it has bumped into.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I really hate those books where the murderer turns
out to be somebody you never heard of who pops up in the last chapter.
- Jane Haddam

A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as
something almost monstrous,
but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man.
It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can
be regarded as monstrous.
- Graham Greene

I find the idea of vigilante justice very attractive.
I like the idea that the murderer decides that this person has gone too far,
and nothing will happen to him unless she does something to stop him.
- Donna Leon

The interesting part of the process is developing the character,
you know, why did he become that? Why is the guy a murderer,
or why is this guy a pervert, or whatever he is.
So that's the fun part for me to delve into the abyss.
- Brion James

And the most important thing - apart from telling a good,
believable story, and being a true character -
is to be someone the audience will care about,
even if you're playing a murderer or rapist.
- Anna Friel

The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page
after page it describes God as a mass murderer.
This may be the single most important key to the political
behavior of Western Civilization.
- Robert Anton Wilson

The terrorists who committed the 2003 Istanbul attacks were locals,
that is, Turks.
And when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered in the Netherlands last year,
the murderer and his supporters were also part of the Muslim community.
- Otto Schily

I believe we are still so innocent.
The species are still so innocent that a person who
is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer,
just before he puts the final wrench on his throat,
will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
- Maya Angelou

Where is the justice of political power if it executes
the murderer and jails the plunderer,
and then itself marches upon neighboring lands,
killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
- Khalil Gibran

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

Today is probably a good day for something;
but it's a better day for doing nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

If cats were double the size they are now,
they'd probably be illegal.
- Doug Coupland


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