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Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

Agatha Christie

Top 10 Best Quotes

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ”

“But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.”

“I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.”

“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.”

“There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well.”

“As life goes on it becomes tiring to keep up the character you invented for yourself, and so you relapse into individuality and become more like yourself everyday.”

“What can I say at seventy-five? "Thank God for my good life,and for all the love that has been given to me.”

“One cannot, ever, go back to the place which exists in memory. you would not see it with the same eyes-even supposing that it should improbably have remained much the same. What you have had you have had. 'The happy highways where I went, And shall not come again...' Never go back to a place where you have been happy. Until you do it remains alive for you. If you go back it will be destroyed.”

“You must always be polite to people whose position forbids them to be rude to you.”

“To be part of something one doesn't in the least understand is, I think, one of the most intriguing things about life.”

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