14+ quotes from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Quotes from The Secret Adversary

Agatha Christie ·  268 pages

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“Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“To all those who lead monotonous lives in the hope that they may experience at second hand the delights and dangers of adventure.

[author's dedication]”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“A great many men are mad, and no one knows it. They do not know it themselves”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“Youth is a failing only too
easily outgrown.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“That's the curious part about speaking the truth. No one does believe it.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“Marriage is called all sorts of things, a haven, and a refuge, and a crowning glory, and a state of bondage, and lots more. But do you know what I think it is?'

'What?'

'A sport!'

'And a damned good sport too,' said Tommy.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“Money, money, money! I think about money morning, noon and night! I dare say it's mercenary of me, but there it is”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“I've always jumped on sentiment—and here I am being more sentimental than anybody. What idiots girls are! I've always thought so. I suppose I shall sleep with his photograph under my pillow, and dream about him all night. It's dreadful to feel you've been false to your principles.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“My dear Boris, can you not take a joke?" "Was it a joke?”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“Don't be offended because I think you're young. Youth is a failing only too easily outgrown.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“But one thing is certain, he is the master criminal of this age. He controls a marvellous organization. Most of the Peace propaganda during the war was originated and financed by him.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“¡Qué tontas somos las mujeres! Siempre lo he pensado. Supongo que ahora dormiré con su retrato debajo de la almohada y soñaré toda la noche con él. Es terrible ver que una no es fiel a sus principio.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“No," said Tuppence thoughtfully, "he didn't believe it. That's the curious part about speaking the truth. No one does believe it.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


“Two young adventurers for hire. Willing to do anything, go anywhere. Pay must be good. No reasonable offer refused.”
― Agatha Christie, quote from The Secret Adversary


About the author

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