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I cannot agree that mountain climbing is merely one manifestation of man’s spiritual aspirations. I think instead it is a hysterical paroxysm of his infantile vanity. permalink
    Rex Stout

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A person who does not read cannot think. He may have good mental processes, but he has nothing to think about. You can feel for people or natural phenomena and react to them, but they are not ideas. You cannot think about them. permalink
Rex Stout

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find – at the age of fifty, say – that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about…It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
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Agatha Christie, An Autobiography, 1977

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Dickens character to me is a theatrical projection of a character. Not that it isn’t real. It’s real, but in that removed sense. But Sherlock Holmes is simply there. I would be astonished if I went to 221½ B Baker Street and didn’t find him. permalink
Rex Stout

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One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
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Agatha Christie, Autobiography (1977)

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize how much you love them.
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Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976)

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The pancakes piled on a tray flew into the fireplace as she truned and  grabbed the end of the saber pointed at her.
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