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Agatha Christie 1890–1976
English writer of detective fiction 

  1. I learned…that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back—that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a One Way Street.
    At Bertram's Hotel (1965)
  2. It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them.
    An Autobiography (1977)
  3. War settles nothing…to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one!
    An Autobiography (1977) pt. 10
  4. Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
    The Hound of Death (1933) ‘Witness for the Prosecution’
  5. He [Hercule Poirot] tapped his forehead. ‘These little grey cells. It is “up to them”.’
    The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) ch. 10
  6. Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
    The Pale Horse (1961)
  7. I'm a sausage machine, a perfect sausage machine.
    G. C. Ramsey Agatha Christie (1972)
  8. Every woman should marry an archaeologist because she grows increasingly attractive to him as she grows increasingly to resemble a ruin.
    Russell H. Fitzgibbon The Agatha Christie Companion (1980); attributed, perhaps apocryphal