One could say that Agatha Christie is one of the most successful writers of all time. A century after her best-selling novels were penned, they are still in high demand. So high, in fact, that titles like "Sad Cypress", "Murder at the Vicarage", "Partners in Crime" and the "Murder of Roger Ackroyd" have sold about a billion copies worldwide.
Christie was born under the name Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on September 15, 1890. The youngest of three siblings, Agatha was schooled at home by her mother, who greatly encouraged her writing. In 1914, she wed Colonel Archibald Christie, a Royal Flying Corps pilot, and took up nursing during World War I. Her first novel "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" was published in 1920 and introduced the now-famous detective character to the world - Hercule Poirot.
Christie was one of the most prolific writers of her time, too - she wrote 70 books throughout her career. Though murder mysteries were her forte, Christie was also noted for her romantic books and as a playwright. Although critics often gave her a hard time, Christie always enjoyed unyielding support form her fans. She was undoubtedly a remarkable woman, and as remarkable people often do, she uttered some memorable words. We gathered some of the most inspiring, introspective, and entertaining ones below.