Fey...a Scotch word...It means the kind of exalted happiness that comes before disaster. You know--it's too good to be true.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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One little soldier boy left all alone. How did it end? Oh, yes! He got married and then there were none.

I've always jumped on sentiment—and here I am being more sentimental than anybody. What idiots girls are! I've always thought so. I suppose I shall sleep with his photograph under my pillow, and dream about him all night. It's dreadful to feel you've been false to your principles.

At the small table, sitting very upright, was one of the ugliest old ladies he had ever seen. It was an ugliness of distinction - it fascinated rather than repelled.

Everything is possible, isn't it? The world soon teaches one that!

There is nothing so terrible as to live in an atmosphere of suspicion - to see eyes watching you and the love in them changing to fear - nothing so terrible as to suspect those near and dear to you - It is poisonous - a miasma.

If she'd been born in an African tribe she might have been a witch doctor.

Things never burn when you want them to, they got out. You'd probably have had to strike match after match.

There was something magical about an island—the mere word suggested fantasy. You lost touch with the world—an island was a world of its own. A world, perhaps, from which you might never return.

All the same, lots of women buy their clothes in Paris, and have not, on that account, necessarily poisoned their husbands.

It's as easy to utter lies as truth.

Got on! Got on! It's not a question of getting on. That's the wrong view altogether. The Classics aren't a ladder leading to quick success.

Twenty minutes' work after breakfast every morning keeps the flag going to perfection. You have nothing to complain of, have you? Your.

My whole belief in life was based on the fact that [she] loved me.

I was interested, M. Poirot, in something you said just now. You said that there was evil done everywhere under the sun. It was almost a quotation from Ecclesiastes. He paused and then quoted himself: Yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live.