Dame Agatha Christie
(1890-1976) English Mystery Writer
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Truth, however bitter, can be accepted, and woven into a design for living.
Achievement brings with it its own anticlimax.
Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
I have learnt that I am me, that I can do the things that, as one might put it, me can do, but I cannot do the things that me would like to do.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
I married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me.
I think, myself, that one's memories represent those moments which, insignificant as they may seem, nevertheless represent the inner self and oneself as most really oneself.
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.
Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.