Quotes Galore : And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Quotes Galore : And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

 

Ever since I finished reading “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie, I feel like I have fallen into this hole of mystery and thriller books. Before, I would never even consider reading novels under this genre as this girl would only strictly stick to romance –– and I call myself an open-minded person.

But now, after having a small taste of what mystery/thriller novels are like, I’m addicted. All I’m doing all day and night as of late is scouring the internet for more twisted and more gruesome and perplexing mystery/thriller books to read. 

Throughout the past years of my reading life, I have seen the quotes : “So many books, so little time” countless of times. Despite me being an avid reader from a very young age, there have only been a handful of times where I’ve truly felt as if my ass was lit on fire with excitement to read. Right now is one of them.

“And Then There Were None” being my first ever mystery/thriller novel, I have to admit that I’m a little sentimental when it comes to it. Understandably so. As it was the book that opened up my eyes to a whole new world and possibilities. Because of that, I found myself unable to stop thinking about this novel, even long after I finished reading it.

So to curb my addiction, I decided to whip up a post on the quotes that I liked most from this novel. This post is those of you who wants to take a trip down the memory lane, or who just simply love reading quotes from books. 

Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Lombard, summing up the girl opposite in a mere flash of his quick moving eyes thought to himself:

 

‘Quite attractive—a bit schoolmistressy perhaps.’

 

A cool customer, he should imagine—and one who could hold her own—in love or war.

 

“Everyone made such a fuss over things nowadays! They wanted injections before they had teeth pulled—they took drugs if they couldn’t sleep—they wanted easy chairs and cushions and the girls allowed their figures to slop about anyhow and lay about half naked on the beaches in summer.”

 

 

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“Well, medicine was mostly faith-healing when it came to it. And he had a good manner—he could inspire hope and belief.”

 

“One takes things for granted too much.”

 

 

“Watch and pray,’ he said.

‘Watch and pray. The day of judgment is at hand.”

 

 

 

“At the wheel sat a young man, his hair blown back by the wind. In the blaze of the evening light he looked, not a man, but a young God, a Hero God out of some Northern Saga.”

 

 

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“There was something magical about an island—the mere word suggested fantasy. You lost touch with the world—an island was a world of its own. A world, perhaps, from which you might never return.”

 

‘You abandoned your men—left them to starve?’

 

Lombard said:
‘Not quite the act of a pukka sahib, I’m afraid. But self-preservation’s a man’s first duty. And natives don’t mind dying, you know. They don’t feel about it as Europeans do.’

 

Vera lifted her face from her hands. She said, staring at him:
‘You left them—to die?’

 

Lombard answered:
‘I left them to die.”

 

 

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“When a man’s neck’s in danger, he doesn’t stop to think too much about sentiment.”

 

 

“Good thing, perhaps, that one can’t foresee the future.”

 

 

 

“Best of an island is once you get there—you can’t go any farther…you’ve come to the end of things…”

 

“In my experience of ill-doing, Providence leaves the work of conviction and chastisement to us mortals—and the process is often fraught with difficulties. There are no short cuts.”

 

 

“Mr Justice Wargrave reflected on the subject of Constance Culmington.

Undependable like all women.”

 

 

 

‘One of us, ’is lordship said. Which one? That’s what I want to know. Who’s the fiend in ’uman form?’

 

‘That,’ said Blore, ‘is what we all would like to know.’

 

 

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“A madman has all the advantages on his side. He’s twice as cunning as any one sane can be.”

 

 

“In the midst of life we are in death.”

 

 

 

‘Aren’t you afraid?’

She paused and then added:

‘Or don’t you mind dying?’

 

 

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“Fear—what a strange thing fear was”

 

 

“I love you. I love you. You know I love you, Vera?”

 

 

 

“My death should not be a slow and protracted one as it would be in the course of nature. No, my death should take place in a blaze of excitement. I would live before I died.”

 

 

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‘Do you like sitting here looking out to sea?’

 

He nodded his head gently.

 

‘Yes,’ he said. ‘It’s pleasant. It’s a good place, I think, to wait.’

 

‘To wait?’ said Vera sharply. ‘What are you waiting for?’

 

He said gently:
‘The end.’

 

 



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