One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will.
Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.
Very few of us are what we seem.
Evil is not something superhuman, it's something less than human.
The best time to plan a book is while you're doing the dishes.
But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.
These little grey cells. It is up to them.
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.
Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
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.
I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
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