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12+ quotes from Murder Is Easy by Agatha Christie

Quotes from Murder Is Easy

Agatha Christie ·  288 pages

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“Liking is more important than loving. It lasts. I want what is between us to last, Luke. I don't want us just to love each other and marry and get tired of each other and then want to marry some one else."

"Oh! my dear Love, I know. You want reality. So do I. What's between us will last for ever because it's founded on reality.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“Anybody who can belive six impossible things before breakfast wins hands down in this game.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“For, once there's a death, one doesn't like to think there's been harsh words spoken and no chance of taking them back.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“No one human being knows the full truth about another human being. Not even one's nearest and dearest.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“Men have courage-one knows that...but they are more easily deceived than women.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“Sanity is the one unbelievable bore. One must be mad, slightly twisted - then one sees life from a new and entrancing angle.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“I mean that if you are not absolutely sure of a thing, it is so difficult to commit yourself to a definite course of action.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“Living alone, with no one to consult or talk to, one might easily become melodramatic, and imagine things which had no foundation on fact.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“It's no good going back over the past. It's the future one has to live for.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“liking is more important than loving. It lasts. I want what is between us to last, Luke. I don't want us to love each other and marry and get tired of each other and then want to marry some one else.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“My boy, I know what I’m talking about. Mind you, I’m not saying marriage doesn’t come hard on a fellow at first. It does. Fellow says to himself, damn it all, he says, I can’t call my soul my own! But he gets broken in. It’s all discipline.” Luke”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


“L'altura di Ashe Ridge incombeva, opprimente e minacciosa, e un'improvvisa folata di vento scosse con violenza i rami degli alberi. In quell'istante, da dietro l'angolo della casa, comparve una ragazza.
Coi capelli neri scompigliati dal vento, ricordò a Luke il quadro di Nevinson intitolato "La strega". Quel viso pallido, delicato, quei capelli così lunghi che parevano arrivare fino alle stelle... se la immaginò a cavallo di un manico di scopa che voleva verso la luna.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from Murder Is Easy


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