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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.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
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.
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
Very few of us are what we seem.
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.
Nobody knows what another person is thinking. They may imagine they do, but they are nearly always wrong.
Fear is incomplete knowledge.
Books are a habit-forming drug.
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.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory---let the theory go.
It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within--not without." ~ Poirot
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.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
If I were at any time to set out on a career of deceit, it would be of Miss Marple that I should be afraid.
Time does not dispose of a question - it only presents it anew in a different guise.
It's what's in *yourself* that makes you happy or unhappy.
You want beauty,' said Hercules Poirot. 'Beauty at any price. For me, it is truth. I want always truth.
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.
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.
Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.
The young people think the old people are fools -- but the old people know the young people are fools.
An appreciative listener is always stimulating.
The tragedy of life is that people do not change.
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.
The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.
Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking." "An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
To every problem, there is a most simple solution.
Courage is the resolution to face the unforeseen.
It's a mystery to me how anyone ever gets any nourishment in this place. They must eat their meals standing up by the window so as to be sure of not missing anything.
Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.
The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
Do you know my friend that each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desire and aptitudes?
What good is money if it can't buy happiness?
It's not a man's working hours that are important--it's his leisure hours. That's the mistake we all make.
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will.
You don't realize what fine fighting material there is in age. ... You show me any one who's lived to over seventy and you show me a fighter - some one who's got the will to live.
Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second.
Everyone is a potential murderer-in everyone there arises from time to time thewish to kill-though not the will to kill.
I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't, luckily, have to bother about that.
It's very inconvenient to be loved. Nearly everyone has found that out, sooner or later. The fewer people who love you the less you will have to suffer.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity.
Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment.
But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.