You should employ your little grey cells.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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Mr. Satterthwaite's conversation was apt to be unduly burdened by mentions of his titled acquaintances.

These women all lose their heads over a good-looking clergyman. You hear of it over and over again.

You yourself are English and yet you do not seem to appreciate the quality of the English reaction to a direct question. It is invariably one of suspicion and the natural result is reticence.

What an absurdity to go and bury oneself in South America, where they are always having revolutions.

I joke, mademoiselle," he said, "and I laugh. But there are some things that are no joke. There are things that my profession has taught me. And one of these things, the most terrible thing, is this: murder is a habit...

People more often kill those they love than those they hate. Possibly because only the people you love can really make life unendurable to you.

You know, you're the sort of woman who ought to be raped. It might do you good.

Yes, it was dangerous, but we are not put into this world, Mr. Burton, to avoid danger when an important fellow creature's life is at stake. You understand me?

Unless you are good at guessing, it is not much use being a detective.

Guy Carpenter frowned and came into the drawing room through the window. He had a long face like a horse, he was pale and looked rather supercilious. His manner was pompous. Hercule Poirot found him unattractive.

What a newspaper prints is news – but not always truth!

I suffer, said Hercule Poirot to himself in acute self-pity. Yes, I suffer.

Everybody is very much alike, really. But fortunately, perhaps, they don't realise it. - Miss Marple.

There is something about the defencelessness of youth that moves me to tears. Youth is so vulnerable. It is so ruthless--so sure. So generous and so demanding.