You know what girls are -- they go to these queer parties in studios where the young men have funny ties and they come home and talk a lot of nonsense.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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We're all mad, dear lady, he said as he ushered her in through the door. That's the secret of existence. We're all a little mad.

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

Well, perhaps you're right, Miss Blacklock, but my own diagnosis would be a severe attack of Nosey Parkeritis ...

I am not one to rely upon the expert procedure. It is the psychology I seek, not the fingerprint or the cigarette ash.

You're very young...you haven't got to that yet. But it does come! The blessed relief when you know that you've done with it all - that you haven't got to carry the burden any longer. You'll feel that too someday...

Murder doesn't concern the victim and the guilty only. It affects the innocent too. You and I are innocent, but the shadow of murder has touched us. We don't know how that shadow is going to affect our lives.

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.

One knows so little. When one knows more it is too late.

Down the steep track into the village a car was coming. A car so fantastically powerful, so superlatively beautiful that it had all the nature of an apparition.

It is romantic, yes,' agreed Hercule Poirot. ‘It is peaceful. The sun shines. The sea is blue. But you forget, Miss Brewster, there is evil everywhere under the sun'.

You won't tell anyone, will you?' began Emily, knowing well that of all openings on earth this one is the most certain to provoke interest and sympathy.

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

You're a man milliner, Poirot. I never notice what people have on. You should join a nudist colony.

In all the world there is nothing so curious and so interesting and so beautiful as truth.