I like living. I have sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Agatha Christie Quotes
Life seems to me to consist of three parts: the absorbing and usually enjoyable present which rushes on from minute to minute with fatal speed; the future, dim and uncertain, for which one can make any number of interesting plans, the wilder and more improbable the better, since — as nothing will turn out as […]
What can I say at seventy-five? Thank God for my good life, and for all the love that has been given to me.
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.
One doesn’t recognize in one’s life the really important moments – until it’s too late.
We owe most of our great inventions and most of the achievements of genius to idleness – either enforced or voluntary. The human mind prefers to be spoon-fed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself – and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and […]
An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable… but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
The best time for planning a book is while you are doing dishes.