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

I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
- 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

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

 

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

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

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

Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I know I can't do everything myself.
So I know I specialize in my melodies and I do some of my demo work.
I pass it on to my producers who are much better at the production level.
- Paul Taylor

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.
- Theodore Roethke

As both a fine artist and a graphic designer,
I specialize in the visual presentation of words.
- John Langdon

You specialize in something until one day you find
it is specializing in you.
- Arthur Miller

To generalize on women is dangerous.
To specialize on them is infinitely worse.
- Rudolph Valentino

I do personal attacks only on people who specialize in personal attacks.
- Al Franken

I have three degrees in history and only one in law,
but since I came back to specialize in constitutional
law where history is so essentially a part and an explanation of much that exists,
the two disciplines blended very well.
- Frank Scott

The trend of all knowledge at the present is to specialize,
but archaeology has in it all the qualities that call
for the wide view of the human race,
of its growth from the savage to the civilized,
which is seen in all stages of social and religious development.
- Margaret Murray

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends
is that three out of four murders
are committed by people who know the victim.
- George Carlin

Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
- Marion Barry

In films murders are always very clean.
I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Remember, democracy never lasts long.
It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.
There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
- John Adams

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths,
diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh,
and run up the steps of omnibuses.
- Virginia Woolf

If somebody plans to carry out a series of murders...
then this is obviously an evil and pre-meditated attack and in that case,
there could be a deterrent effect.
- David Davis

We see violence to forcibly seize land,
at any price, murders and corruption.
- Claudio Hummes

Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes
and fabulous inheritances,
happens almost exclusively in newspapers?
- Jean Anouilh

There have been a lot of murders and suicides in my family;
it's like the primary cause of death.
I wonder if there's a certain energy that attracts that.
- Rose McGowan

Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic,
performed with tenderness in simple,
homey places like the kitchen table.
- Alfred Hitchcock

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.
- Merlin Olsen

I was at a party three weeks prior to the murders at
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate's house.
- Nancy Sinatra

I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders
itself with its own conservative pomposity.
- Fiona Shaw

The Jew always lives from the blood of other peoples,
he needs such murders and such sacrifices.
- Julius Streicher

The accepted definition of a serial killer is a person
who kills at least three times with a cooling off period in between his murders.
- Pat Brown

But it is a fact that within Jewry there exists a sect
which engaged in these murders.
- Julius Streicher

The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels,
yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.
- Peter Straub

I'm still angry with Simpson for getting by with two murders.
- Vincent Bugliosi

On September 11, the murders of World Trade Center
employees and visitors took the lives of numerous nationalities,
ethnic groups and religious followers.
- Cliff Stearns

The roads are filled with armed robbers,
and murders for mere plunder are of daily occurrence.
- John White Geary

I did not have anything to do with these murders.
Ever.
- O. J. Simpson

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

When a man lies he murders some part of the world.
These are the pale deaths men miscall their lives.
- Paul Gerhardt

We met in Cracker.
I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup.
I thought anyone interested in me looking like that
must have genuinely liked me.
- Robert Carlyle

Just like I'm still angry with Simpson for getting by with two murders.
- Vincent Bugliosi

Democracy...
while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy.
Remember, democracy never lasts long.
It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.
There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
- John Adams

It's not like the original movie where you thought
it was the mother committing the murders,
but it was actually the son.
I don't think it's possible to create the kind of shock
today that we created in 1959.
And I don't even want to try.
- Joseph Stefano

In fact, for all kinds of offenses -
and,
for no offenses - from murders to misdemeanors,
men and women are put to death without judge or jury;
so that,
although the political excuse was no longer necessary,
the wholesale murder of human beings went on just the same.
- Ida B. Wells


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