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Murder at the Vicarage

Agatha Christie

Top 10 Best Quotes

“The young people think the old people are fools -- but the old people know the young people are fools.”

“I often wonder why the whole world is so prone to generalise. Generalisations are seldom if ever true and are usually utterly inaccurate.”

“At my time of life, one knows that the worst is usually true.”

“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.”

“There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands.”

“It's so much nicer to be a secret and delightful sin to anybody than to be a feather in his cap.”

“What they need is a little immorality in their lives. Then they wouldn't be so busy looking for it in other people's.”

“I was thinking, that when my time comes, I should be sorry if the only plea I had to offer was that of justice. Because it might mean that only justice would be meted out to me.”

“Was bad language used?” asked Colonel Melchett. “It depends on what you call bad language.” “Could you understand it?” I asked. “Of course I could understand it.” “Then it couldn’t have been bad language,” I said. Mrs. Price Ridley looked at me suspiciously. “A refined lady,” I explained, “is naturally unacquainted with bad language.”

“One's own troubles sharpen one's eyes sometimes.”

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