Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Few quotes from Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles -

“Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” 

“Sometimes I feel sure he is as mad as a hatter and then, just as he is at his maddest, I find there is a method in his madness.” 






“You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.”


“When you find that people are not telling you the truth---look out!” 

“You know, Emily was a selfish old woman in her way. She was very generous, but she always wanted a return. She never let people forget what she had done for them - and, that way she missed love.” 


“Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory---let the theory go.” 

“Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.”

“An appreciative listener is always stimulating.” 

“They tried to be too clever---and that was their undoing.”

“I did not deceive you, mon ami. At most, I permitted you to deceive yourself.” 

“Hasting - There are times when it is one's duty to assert oneself.”