Quotes from The Mystery of the Blue Train

Agatha Christie ·  317 pages

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“A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“Trains are relentless things, aren't they, Monsieur Poirot? People are murdered and die, but they go on just the same. I am talking nonsense, but you know what I mean."
"Yes, yes, I know. Life is like a train, Mademoiselle. It goes on. And it is a good thing that that is so."
"Why?"
"Because the train gets to its journey's end at last, and there is a proverb about that in your language, Mademoiselle."
"'Journey's end in lovers meeting.'" Lenox laughed. "That is not going to be true for me."
"Yes--yes, it is true. You are young, younger than you yourself know. Trust the train, Mademoiselle, for it is le bon Dieu who drives it."
The whistle of the engine came again.
"Trust the train, Mademoiselle," murmured Poirot again. "And trust Hercule Poirot. He knows.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“...إن الرجل الطيب قد يهلكه حبه لامرأة سيئة - والعكس صحيح أيضا- فالرجل الشرير قد يهلكه حبه لامرأة طيبة”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“The expected has happened, and when the expected happens, it always causes me emotion.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train



“Ah, mais c'est Anglais ca," he murmured, "everything in black and white, everything clear cut and well defined. But life, it is not like that, Mademoiselle. There are things that are not yet, but which cast their shadow before.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“I am not mad. I am eccentric perhaps--at least certain people say so; but as regards my profession. I am very much as one says, 'all there.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“You tell your lies and you think nobody knows. But there are two people who know. Yes- two people. One is le bon Dieu - and the other is Hercule Poirot”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love, he can't help looking like a sheep. Now, whenever that young man looked at you, he looked like a sheep. I take back all I said this morning. It is genuine.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“Katherine Grey was born with the power of managing old ladies, dogs, and small boys, and she did it without any apparent sense of strain.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train



“M. Van Aldin is an obstinate man," said Poirot drily. "I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“But when a man is really in love he can't help looking like a sheep. Now whenever that young man looked he looked like a sheep I take back all is this morning. It is genuine.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“those who have listened do not find it easy to talk; they keep their sorrows and joys to themselves and tell no one.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“-يا آنسة، هذه الأشياء يصعب التعبير عنها. عندما رأيتك أول مرة تقفين متفرجة على الحياة وكنت تبدين هادئة مستمتعة كمن يرقب رواية تقدم أمامه.
-والآن؟
-الآن أنت تراقبين المشهد، وقد يكون ما سأقوله مضحكًا، ولكن تبدو عليك نظرة الحرص التي تبدو على وجه مقاتل يقوم بلعبة صعبة”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“سيدي، لو أن طبيبًا يسير في الطريق فوقعت حادثة، فهل يقول لنفسه: لقد اعتزلت عملي وسأمضي في طريقي، بينما هنالك شخص ينزف حتى الموت تحت قدميه؟”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train



“I was wrong about that young man of yours. A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love, he can't help looking like a sheep. Now, whenever that young man looked at you, he looked like a sheep. I take back all I said this morning. It is genuine.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“Yes, yes, I know. Life is like a train, Mademoiselle. It goes on. And it is a good thing that that is so.” “Why?” “Because the train gets to its journey’s end at last, and there is a proverb about that in your language, Mademoiselle.” “ ‘Journeys end in lovers meeting.’ ” Lenox laughed. “That is not going to be true for me.” “Yes—yes, it is true. You are young, younger than you yourself know. Trust the train, Mademoiselle, for it is le bon Dieu who drives it.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“In an Empire where rats ruled, he was the king of the rats.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“Forse avete ragione, mademoiselle. Sapete, l'uomo che vi parla ha avuto modo di osservare il mondo in lungo e in largo, e così adesso so che due cose sono vere. Un uomo buono può essere rovinato dal suo amore per una donna cattiva...ma vale anche l'inverso. Un uomo cattivo può ugualmente essere rovinato dal suo amore per una donna buona."
Katherine si volse a guardarlo un pò incerta.
"Quando dite rovinato..."
"Intendo dal suo punto di vista. Uno deve mettere nel fare il male altrettanto trasporto che mette nel fare qualsiasi altra cosa.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“Io non sono brava come voi, Monsieur Poirot. Metà delle cose che mi avete detto mi sembravano fatti sconclusionati e senza senso. Anche a me erano venute delle idee, ma da un angolo completamente diverso..."
"Ah, ma è sempre così", disse Poirot senza scomporsi. "Uno specchio mostra a tutti la stessa verità, ma ognuno la vede da angoli diversi, a seconda della posizione che ha rispetto a esso.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train



“أنا لا أعني شيئًا، كل ما في الأمر أنني أرتب الحقائق”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“إنها مثل أي شخص بارد الأعصاب واثق من نفسه، عندما يفقد سيطرته على نفسه يفقدها تمامًا”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“إن سيدتي محظوظة فالشمس مشرقة، قد يحدث أن يصل المسافر إلى هنا ليجد الجو قاتمًا فينتابه شعور قوي بخيبة الأمل”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“¿Qué es importante y que no lo es? Nunca se puede decir. Hemos de fijarnos en los menores detalles.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“I never prophesy," he declared pompously. "It is true that I have the habit of being always right - but I do not boast of it.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train



“You tell your lies and you think nobody knows. But there are two people who know. Yes - two people. One is le bon Dieu -" He raised a hand to heaven, and then settling himself back in his chair and shutting his eyelids, he murmured comfortably: "And the other is Hercule Poirot.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“Recuerde que en esta vida las cosas no son tan bonitas como parecen a primera vista.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“Bueno, debe ser que el amor no logra adueñarse de nosotros hasta que tenemos cierta edad.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“Todos nos vemos en el espejo de distintos ángulos, pero estamos todos ante él, y por lo tanto vemos también lo mismo.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train


“El destino parece a veces burlarse de los serers humanos complaciéndose en descubrir lo que éstos quisieran conservar secreto.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Mystery of the Blue Train



About the author

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