33 Agatha Christie Quotes Every Literature Enthusiast Must Read

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, popularly known as Agatha Christie or Lady Mallowan was born on September 15, 1890. She was an English writer and is known for her 66 amazing detective novels and 14 short story collections. She was born in a wealthy upper-middle-class family. She initially had an unsuccessful start with six consecutive rejections but the tables turned down when she published ‘The Mysterious Affairs at Styles’ in the year 1920. Agatha Christie quotes reflect her struggles and deep philosophies on every subject.

Christie has been listed in the Guinness World Record as the best-selling novelist of all time. The estate also claims that her work was ranked the third position among the world’s most widely published books after Shakespeare and the Bible. ‘And Then There Were None’ is her best-selling novel till date with more than 100 million copies of sales. Here are the 33 Agatha Christie quotes every literature enthusiast must read.

1. Everybody said, “Follow your heart”. I did, it got broken” –Agatha Christie

2. It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting. –Agatha Christie

3. If you place your head in a lion’s mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off. –Agatha Christie

4. When you find that people are not telling you the truth… look out! –Agatha Christie

5. In the midst of life, we are in death. –Agatha Christie

6. The young people think the old people are fools — but the old people know the young people are fools. –Agatha Christie

7. I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises –Agatha Christie

8. I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them. –Agatha Christie

9. Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory… let the theory go. –Agatha Christie

10. Everybody always knows something,” said Adam, “even if it’s something they don’t know they know. –Agatha Christie

11. One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers. –Agatha Christie

12. I know there’s a proverb which that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries. –Agatha Christie

13. I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. –Agatha Christie

14. Why shouldn’t I hate her? She did the worst thing to me that anyone can do to anyone else. Let them believe that they’re loved and wanted and then show them that it’s all a sham. –Agatha Christie

15. The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes. –Agatha Christie

16. One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. – Agatha Christie

17. It is really a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking, and women will not be nice to you if you are. –Agatha Christie

18. To every problem, there is a most simple solution. –Agatha Christie

19. An appreciative listener is always stimulating. –Agatha Christie quotes

20. Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it. –Agatha Christie

21. But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price. –Agatha Christie

22. Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend. –Agatha Christie

23. If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything. –Agatha Christie

24. Never do anything yourself that others can do for you. –Agatha Christie

25. A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attention and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can’t help looking like a sheep. –Agatha Christie

26. Words, mademoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas. –Agatha Christie

27. Everyone is a potential murderer-in everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill-though not the will to kill. –Agatha Christie

28. Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored. –Agatha Christie

29. One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late. –Agatha Christie

30.Time is the best killer. –Agatha Christie

31. Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best. –Agatha Christie

32. You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely. –Agatha Christie

33. It’s like all those quiet people, when they do lose their tempers they lose them with a vengeance. –Agatha Christie

I hope you love reading the famous Agatha Christie quotes. Let me know your favorite quote in the comments below.

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