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"Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her."

"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her."
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"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."

"The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn."

"Oh dear, I never realized what a terrible lot of explaining one has to do in a murder!"

"It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story."

"I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest."

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

"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."

"It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them."

"Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second."

"I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties."

"I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble."

"Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice."

"One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one."

"The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes."

"Never do anything yourself that others can do for you."

"Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody."

"If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody."

"But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price."

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