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Quotes of the Day for 15 September 2002 – Agatha Christie

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller at Torquay, Devonshire, England on this day in 1890. During the First World War she married Archibald Christie and volunteered as a pharmacist. After starting her writing career with The Mysterious Affair at Styles she broke with Colonel Christie but kept his name. She wrote 90 Agatha Christie titles, six romances as Mary Westmacott, five books, including her autobiography, as Agatha Christie Mallowan, and 19 stage plays. She is the best selling novelist of all time. Her works have been translated into more languages than any other author's (except the Bible, but more than Shakespeare). Her play "The Mousetrap" holds the all-time record for longest running stage play with 8,862 performances over 21 years. Here, then, is the tiniest sample from Dame Agatha.

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The quotes:

An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

There are many to whom money has no personal appeal, but who can be tempted by the power it confers.

To care passionately for another human creature brings always more sorrow than joy, but one would not be without that experience.

I always take abroad with me one really good soft pillow - to me it makes all the difference between comfort and misery.
     - Today's quotes all from Agatha Christie, 1890 - 1976

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