Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Agatha Christie, fully Dame Agatha Miller Christie

English Detective Story Writer, Playwright

"One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one."

"The gap between theory and practice is a wide one."

"To say that every crime brings its own punishment is by way of being a platitude, and yet in my opinion nothing can be truer."

"Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. "

"I learned… that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back--that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a One Way Street. "

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."