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

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

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

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

Very few of us are what we seem.
- 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

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

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

Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
- 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 married an archaeologist because the older I grow,
the more he appreciates me.
- Agatha Christie

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- 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 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 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

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase:
if you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
- C. P. Snow

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

Oscar night is a ridiculous night where you go to these
parties and you see everyone that you've ever wanted to work with and admire.
- Jordana Brewster

I think most people realize that Barbara and Jenna are college kids,
and to make such a big deal out of it is a bit ridiculous.
At least now, the press has stopped.
- Lauren Bush

First of all I thought it was ugly, I thought it was
ridiculous that undercover police guys would drive
a striped tomato and I've never been a big champion of Ford.
- Paul M. Glaser

It's ridiculous that time and time again we need a
radioactive cloud coming out of a nuclear power-station
to remind us that atomic energy is extraordinarily dangerous.
- Pierre Schaeffer

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me
than the fear of appearing ridiculous;
it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
- Emile Zola

Petitions are ridiculous.
- Shane MacGowan

Ambition.
An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while
living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- Ambrose Bierce

It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain
point and then drop the ball or the bomb,
like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin.
- Elliott Smith

The fact that anyone would find me sexy is very,
very flattering, but ridiculous.
I so don't believe it.
But I'm flattered.
Truth is, I don't lift a finger to look sexy.
Ever.
- Laura Prepon

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt

It is difficult to live in the present,
ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past.
Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
- Jim Bishop

To send our troops, our ships, our planes to this war is ridiculous.
- John Hewson

Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style;
it will just look ridiculous year after year.
- Fred Allen

We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear
of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them.
- Gerald Brenan

You've got to have a sense of humour about sex.
When you look at it, it's all pretty ridiculous,
isn't it?
- Cat Deeley

I think it's ridiculous to try to sell records to teenagers,
because teenagers don't buy my records.
And there ain't that many teenagers out there in the marketplace.
- John Mellencamp

I find respect for a mediocre British composer,
as opposed to a really good American,
ridiculous because they automatically respect a composer if he's from England.
- John Corigliano

Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous,
and the inside that is solemn.
- Olive Schreiner

The idea of a federal betting parlor on atrocities
and terrorism is ridiculous and it's grotesque.
- Ron Wyden

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous;
those in philosophy only ridiculous.
- David Hume

It got so ridiculous that I was like,
there's no way this is going to last.
- Philip J. Kaplan

We got the vote, which we should've been born with,
in 1920.
Everything we've had to struggle for -
it's ridiculous.
- Helen Thomas

Why would it be ridiculous that Quebec has an army?
- Gilles Duceppe

I hope I never get so hard up I have to do advertisements.
I've gotten ridiculous offers.
- Tracey Ullman

In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the
tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to
be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly.
- Matt LeBlanc

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
Great works are often born on a street corner or in
a restaurant's revolving door.
- Albert Camus

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton

The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity.
- Rafer Johnson

Every milieu has something ridiculous about it -
film-making,
the music world, painting - because people who take
themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly.
- Rebecca Miller

Writing is the only profession where no one considers
you ridiculous if you earn no money.
- Jules Renard

It is ridiculous that somebody picks up the phone and
calls somebody they see on television.
Why don't they call somebody in their area? Don't they know about that?
- Trisha Goddard

Be able to sneeze without sounding ridiculous.
That means neither stifling yourself or spraying your immediate vicinity.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family.
- Kin Hubbard

Affectation is certain deformity; by forming themselves on fantastic models,
the young begin with being ridiculous,
and often end in being vicious.
- Robert Blair


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