I suppose I saw photos of him in the papers, but I wouldn't recognize my own mother when a press photographer had done with her.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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Horrible house! Iris shivered. She hated it. A gracious well-built house, harmoniously furnished and decorated (Ruth Lessing was never at fault!). And curiously, frighteningly vacant. They didn't live there. They occupied it. As soldiers, in a war, occupied some lookout post.

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

And then the lights came on and suddenly it was all as usual - I don't mean really as usual, but we were ourselves again, not just - people in the dark. People in the dark are quite different, aren't they?

I must say that ever since I have been unable to stop myself applying this criterion to any male stranger. Good-looking, perhaps–but are his legs common?

I was born to live dangerously.

It's so much nicer to be a secret and delightful sin to anybody than to be a feather in their cap.

Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine.

If you must be Sherlock Holmes," she observed, "I'll get you a nice little syringe and a bottle labelled cocaine, but for God's sake leave that violin alone.

A madman in particular has always a very strong reason for the crimes he commits.

Oh, I'm not afraid of death! What have I got to live for after all? I suppose you believe it's very wrong to kill a person who has injured you-even if they've taken away everything you had in the world?

A mad man has all the advantages on his side.

I, Hercule Poirot, am not amused.

They all fuss about me so, she said. They rub it in that I'm an old woman.

I, too, believe in the force of superstition, one of the greatest forces the world has ever known.