60 Agatha Christie Quotes from Famous Detective Writer

Agatha Christie an English writer is famous for her mystery novels, short stories and the play “The Mousetrap.”

She created iconic detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

Christie used the pseudonym Mary Westmacott for six novels.

Recognized as the world’s best-selling fiction author she was named Dame Commander of the British Empire.

Agatha Christie Quotes

Christie enjoyed gardening and won horticulture awards. She grew up mostly alone developing a love for reading early and exploring various authors.

Her direct writing style and fascination with the supernatural earned her the title “Queen of Crime.”

Her works including the still-running “The Mousetrap” and the Hercule Poirot series cemented her legacy in crime and mystery literature.

Here are some of the best quotes by Agatha Christie.

Best Agatha Christie Quotes

1. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


2. “To every problem, there is a most simple solution.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


3. “Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


4. “Time is the best killer.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


5. “The tragedy of life is that people do not change.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


6. Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he’s in love with her. ~ Agatha Christie.


7. 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. ~ Agatha Christie.


8. There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger. ~ Agatha Christie.


9. I married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me. ~ Agatha Christie.

10. “Everybody said, “Follow your heart”. I did, it got broken.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

11. “Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


12. “Books are a habit-forming drug.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

13. “I don’t know. I don’t know at all. And that’s what’s frightening the life out of me. To have no idea…” ~ (Agatha Christie).


14. “One little Indian left all alone, he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

15. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

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Agatha Christie was an English author best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 story collections, many of which featured fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

16. “Poirot: Do not allow Hate into your heart, for it will make a home there. Jackie: If Love cannot live there, Hate works just as well.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


17. Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend. ~ Agatha Christie.

18. Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. ~ Agatha Christie.


19. The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes. ~ Agatha Christie.

20. Evil is not something superhuman, it’s something less than human. ~ Agatha Christie.

21. “I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness – to save oneself trouble.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

22. “Sensationalism dies quickly, fear is long-lived.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


23. “The first time you do a thing is always exciting.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

24. “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).

25. “One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

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26. “It’s astonishing in this world how things don’t turn out at all the way you expect them to.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


27. “I just woke up feeling happy this morning. You know those days when everything in the world seems right.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

28. “The young people think the old people are fools – but the old people know the young people are fools.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

29. “One doesn’t recognize the really important moments in one’s life until it’s too late.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

30. The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don’t give a damn. ~ Agatha Christie.


31. The past is the father of the present. ~ Agatha Christie.

32. Bad temper is its own safety valve. He who can bark does not bite. ~ Agatha Christie.

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33. “The supernatural is only the natural of which the laws are not yet understood.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


34. “In the midst of life, we are in death.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

35. “Hercule Poirot: I am an imbecile. I see only half of the picture. Miss Lemon: I don’t even see that.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


36. “Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

37. “Writing is a great comfort to people like me, who are unsure of themselves and have trouble expressing themselves properly.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

38. “Assumptions are dangerous things.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


39. “The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

40. “Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


41. “There are questions that you don’t ask because you’re afraid of the answers to them.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

42. “The human mind prefers to be spoon-fed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself – and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and may have valuable results.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

43. “Do you know my friend that each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desire and aptitudes?” ~ (Agatha Christie).

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44. “He laughs best who laughs at the end.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


45. “With method and logic one can accomplish anything.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

46. “Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory – let the theory go.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

47. “Desperate ills need desperate remedies.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

48. “If you’ve had a happy childhood, nobody can take that away from you…” ~ (Agatha Christie).

49. “One must make one’s own mistakes.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

50. “An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


51. “Use that fluff of yours you call a brain.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

52. “Nobody knows what another person is thinking. They may imagine they do, but they are nearly always wrong.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

53. “Very few of us are what we seem.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


54. “Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

55. “You should employ your little grey cells.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

56. “Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

57. “If you are to be Hercule Poirot, you must think of everything.” ~ (Agatha Christie).


58. “Fear is incomplete knowledge.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

59. “The simplest explanation is always the most likely.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

60. “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.” ~ (Agatha Christie).

So these were the 60 quotes by Agatha Christie.

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