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You've a pretty good nerve," said Ratchett. "Will twenty thousand dollars tempt you?"

It will not."

If you're holding out for more, you won't get it. I know what a thing's worth to me."

I, also M. Ratchett."

What's wrong with my proposition?"

Poirot rose. "If you will forgive me for being personal - I do not like your face, M. Ratchett," he said.


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In fact,' said Poirot, 'she stabbed him in the dark, not realising that he was dead already, but som...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Because, you see, if the man were an invention—a fabrication—how much easier to make him disappe...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
All around us are people, of all classes, of all nationalities, of all ages. For three days these pe...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Her account is that she tried to get out of having to read it, but it was no use."
"And that's ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
And then the lights came on and suddenly it was all as usual - I don't mean really as usual, but we ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Just look, Letty.” Miss Blacklock looked. Her eyebrows went up. She threw a quick scrutinizing gla...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Of course, if you’ve made up your mind about it, you’ll find an answer to everything.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
In an English village, you turn over a stone and have no idea what will crawl out.
Miss Marple
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I am all that there is of the most real.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
What good is money if it can't buy happiness?
AGATHA CHRISTIE
You surprise me, Hastings. Do you not know that all celebrated detectives have brothers who would be...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your a...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I like life. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Elephants can remember, but we are human beings and mercifully human beings can forget.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting!
AGATHA CHRISTIE
If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody,
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it
AGATHA CHRISTIE
The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Curious things, habits. People themselves never know they have them.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
They tried to be too clever---and that was their undoing.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Everything that has existed, lingers in the Eternity
AGATHA CHRISTIE
I like to see an angry Englishman," said Poirot. "They are very amusing. The more emotional they fee...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
The body—the cage—is everything of the most respectable—but through the bars, the wild animal ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
The expected has happened, and when the expected happens, it always causes me emotion.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
My flute, M. Poirot, is my oldest companion. When everything else fails, music remains.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Sometimes I feel sure he is as mad as a hatter and then, just as he is at his maddest, I find there ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
It takes so little to undermine public confidence in a man.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend
AGATHA CHRISTIE
When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels
AGATHA CHRISTIE
But I don't doubt it will be essentially the same type of crime. The details may be different, but t...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Nature repeats herself more than one would imagine. The sea has infinitely more variety.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
Lies--and again lies--it amazes me, the amount of lies we had told to us this morning."
"There ...
AGATHA CHRISTIE
A great many men are mad, and no one knows it. They do not know it themselves
AGATHA CHRISTIE
A sound of laughter was heard-they turned sharply. Vera Claythorne was standing in the yard. She cri...
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