Lines I Love: Agatha Christie

Lines I Love

Favorite quotes from my favorite books.

“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.” (Murder on the Orient Express)

“Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory—let the theory go.” (The Mysterious Affair at Styles)

“Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.” (The Mysterious Affair at Styles)

“Words, madmoiselle, are only the outer clothing of ideas.” (The ABC Murders)

“The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.” (The Murder of Roger Ackroyd)

“It had come about ex­act­ly in the way things hap­pened in books.” (And Then There Were None)

“A woman who doesn’t lie is a woman without imagination and without sympathy.” (Murder in Mesopotamia)

“I’m sorry, but I do hate this differentiation between the sexes. ‘The modern girl has a thoroughly businesslike attitude to life’ That sort of thing. It’s not a bit true! Some girls are businesslike and some aren’t. Some men are sentimental and muddle-headed, others are clear-headed and logical. There are just different types of brains.” (Appointment With Death)

“What I feel is that if one has got to have a murder actually happening in one’s house, one might as well enjoy it, if you know what I mean.” (The Body in the Library)

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