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The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
- 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 best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
- Agatha Christie

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

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

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring
of all earthly establishments.
- Channing Pollock

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
- Anonymous

The country experience was more of a departure.
When you consider my education and my upbringing,
you can see that was more of country rock outgrowth
of my popular music aspirations.
- Tom Wopat

O, popular applause!
what heart of man is proof against thy sweet,
seducing charms?
- William Cowper

The Thin Man was a good break, because it was highly popular.
I played a gigolo in it.
- Cesar Romero

I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers.
But I'm not insane - I do realize that I am a popular
writer who people buy to take on vacation.
- Maeve Binchy

Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was.
I'm always meeting people on the road that are really young,
and are guitar players.
male and female.
- Mick Taylor

A popular government without popular information or
the means of acquiring it,
is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy,
or perhaps both.
- James Madison

But, in fairness to them, too, the popular song per
se is really a pretty shallow medium to perform in.
- Mel Torme

But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions
maintains itself in much of popular media.
- Stanley Crouch

Jazz is not the popular culture.
Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music.
A very small minority of people really love it.
- John Corigliano

I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which
was very popular among youngsters.
- Maximilian Schell

You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy,
it's a great game.
- Bernhard Langer

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership
role as part of a popular movement towards peace,
equality and justice.
- Gerry Adams

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

Whatever is popular deserves attention.
- James Mackintosh

While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater.
- Earl Butz

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular,
not the popular.
- Geraldo Rivera

To the average mind popular music would mean compositions
vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment.
That is absolutely false.
- John Philip Sousa

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being
that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes
triumphant crime is altogether popular.
- Maximilien Robespierre

The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular
agencies of government in the United States.
- Norm Dicks

Party action should follow, not precede the creation
of a dominant popular sentiment.
- Judith Ellen Foster

Jerry and I hoped that it would be a popular bestseller.
- Tim LaHaye

Explicit material is available in a variety of forums -
from popular music to television to the Internet.
- Tipper Gore

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits
of one culture to materially affect another.
Now, that which becomes popular in one country can
sweep through others within months.
- Dee Hock

In some ways that fight gave me more respect around
the world and helped me be even more popular because
so many people felt my pain and saw that I was robbed.
- Marvin Hagler

The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it,
from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that
Monty Pythons made popular.
- Michael York

If you don't know the blues...
there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing
rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
- Keith Richards

Once you decide that it is the art that is important
and not how popular and well received you are,
you no longer have an albatross.
- Stephen Stills

Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music.
It just takes a different head.
- Justin Timberlake

Imperialism was genuinely popular among Athenians who
would expect to share in its profits,
even if only indirectly and collectively,
and not to have to bear its burdens.
- J. M. Roberts


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