Tag Archives: Hercule Poirot

quotation: “Evil is not something superhuman, it’s something less than human.”


Evil is not something superhuman, it’s something less than human.

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Discuss

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Top 10 French Songs Of All Time


Top 10 French Songs Of All Time

quotation: “…I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come…”: Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Discuss


I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then – I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn’t luckily have to bother about that.

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Discuss

quotation: “There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, …”: Agatha Christie


There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Discuss

Agatha Christie: On the gray cells (or neurons, or what ever you care to call them)


“These little grey cells. It is up to them.”

(From The 1920 book The Mysterious Affair at Styles. It was the first book that introduced the character of Hercule Poirot.)
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Discuss
My take on this is another quotation:

Mens Sana In corpore ( “A sound mind in a sound body.”) It is derived from Satire X of the Roman poet Juvenal (10.356).

My phrase in relation to Agatha Christie’s grey cells, and Juvenal’s Satire X (10): “Remind your grey cell, that they reside in your body, remind your body that it has a brain and willpower.”