Intuition is like reading a word without having to spell it out. A child can't do that because it has had so little experience. A grown-up person knows the word because they've seen it often before.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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Character, mon cher, does not stand still. It can gather strength. It can also deteriorate. What a person really is, is only apparent when the test comes—that is, the moment when you stand or fall on your own feet.

A very correct butler opened the door, with just the right amount of gloom in his bearing.

I suppose what I really am is restless. I want to go everywhere, see everything, do everything. I want to find something. Yes, that's it, I want to find something.

What I feel is that if one has got to have a murder actually happening in one's house, one might as well enjoy it, if you know what I mean.

If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything.

Not a look, not a gesture of Valerie Saintclair's but expressed drama. She seemed to exhale an atmosphere of romance. A scarlet flannel dressing gown covered her feet—a homely garment in all conscience; but the charm of her personality invested it with an exotic flavour, and it seemed an Eastern robe of glowing colour.

And then there were none.

One little Indian left all alone, he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.

When the sea goes down, there will come from the mainland boats and men. And they will find ten dead bodies and an unsolved problem on Indian Island.

Oh, my dear friend, it is impossible not to give oneself away - unless one never opens one's mouth! Speech is the deadliest of revealers.

More murders have been committed for respectability than one would believe possible! The.

One is alone when the last one who remembers is gone.

Death, mademoiselle, unfortunately creates a prejudice. A prejudice in favour of the deceased.

Why didn't they ask the Evans?