17+ quotes from Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie

Quotes from Lord Edgware Dies

Agatha Christie ·  260 pages

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“Do you know my friend that each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desire and aptitudes?”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“And so could you know it if you would only use the brains the good God has given you. Sometimes I really am tempted to believe that by inadvertence, He passed you by.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“Do you not realize, Hastings, that each and everyone of us is a complete mystery with layers. We each try to judge each other, but nine times out of ten, we are wrong.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“And that very same evening - that very same evening - Lord Edgware dies. Good title that, by the way. Lord Edgware Dies. Look well on a book stall.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“I've heard that you're the cat's whiskers, M. Poirot."
"Comment? The cat's whiskers? I do not understand."
"Well that you're It."
"Madame, I may or may not have brains - as a matter of fact I have - why pretend?”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“I'm going to marry him. And if he thinks he can get divorced and married every two or three years in the approved Hollywood fashion, well, he never made a bigger mistake in his life. He's going to marry and stick to me.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“Brains. Brains. What do we really mean by the term? In your idiom you would say that Jane Wilkinson has the brains of a rabbit. That is a term of disparagement. But consider the rabbit for a moment. He exists and multiplies, does he not? That, in Nature, is a sign of mental superiority.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“because I’ve always noticed that if you speak the truth in a rather silly way nobody believes you. I’ve often done it over contracts. And it’s also a good thing to seem stupider than you are.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“If you care for money too much, it is only the money you see, everything else is in shadow.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“One cannot be interested in crime without being interested in psychology. It is not the mere act of killing, it is what lies behind it that appeals to the expert.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“With more insight into the English character, I poured out a stiff whisky and soda and placed it in front of the gloomy inspector.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“Com maior percepção do caráter inglês, servi uma forte dose de uísque com soda e coloquei-a na frente do desditado inspetor.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“Do not antagonize your son! He is of an age to choose for himself. Because his choice is not your choice, do not assume that you must be right. If it is a misfortune—then accept misfortune. Be at hand to aid him when he needs aid. But do not turn him against you.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“No human being should learn from another. Each individual should develop his own powers to the uttermost, not try to imitate those of someone else. I do not wish you to be a second and inferior Poirot. I wish you to be the supreme Hastings. And you are the supreme Hastings. In you, Hastings, I find the normal mind almost perfectly illustrated.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“Enemies! People these days don't have enemies! Not English people!”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“—Então o senhor tem uma teoria?
—Um detetive, M. Martin, sempre tem uma teoria. É o que se espera dele. Pessoalmente, não chamo de teoria. Digo que é uma ideiazinha. Essa é a primeira fase.
—E a segunda?
—Se a ideiazinha for acertada, então eu sei! É bastante simples, como se vê.
—Gostaria que me dissesse qual é a sua teoria... ou ideiazinha.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


“should learn from another. Each individual should develop his own powers to the uttermost, not try to imitate those of someone else. I do not wish you to be a second and inferior Poirot. I wish you to be the supreme Hastings. And you are the supreme Hastings. In you, Hastings, I find the normal mind almost perfectly illustrated.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Lord Edgware Dies


About the author

Agatha Christie
Born place: in Torquay, Devon, England, The United Kingdom
Born date September 15, 1890
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