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'And Then There Were None' Quotes

Agatha Christie's Famous Murder Mystery

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And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, was originally published in 1939. The work is one of the greatest murder mysteries ever written by the mistress of mystery herself. Originally published as Ten Little Indians, the point of view in this novel moves back and forth between the ten characters. Here are a few quotes from And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie.
  • "Constance Culmington, he reflected to himself, was exactly the sort of woman who would buy an island and surround herself with mystery! Nodding his head in gentle approval of his logic, Mr. Justice Wargrave allowed his head to nod... He slept..."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 1

  • "People don't like a Coroner's Inquest, even is the Coroner did acquit me of all blame!"
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 1

  • "No, there wasn't much he drew the line at. He fancied he was going to enjoy himself at Indian Island"
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 1

  • "Every one made such a fuss over things nowadays! They wanted injections before they had teeth pulled--they took drugs if they couldn't sleep--they wanted easy chairs and cushions and the girls allowed their figures to slop about anyhow and lay about half naked on the beaches in summer."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 1

  • "Quite unlike the usual type of man in seaside guest houses. Evidently Mrs. or Miss Oliver had good connections."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 2

  • "Mr. Justice Wargrave looked at him with active malevolence. He seemed to be wishing that he could order the court to be cleared. Miss Emily Brent was not sure if she liked colonials."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 2

  • "At the wheel sat a young man, his hair blown back by the wind. In the blaze of the evening light he looked, not a man, but a young God, a Hero God out of some Northern Saga."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 2

  • "It was a fantastic moment. In it, Anthony Marston seemed to be something more than mortal. Afterwards, more than one of those present remembered that moment."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 2

  • "Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self, and then there were nine. Nine Little Indian boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little Indian boys traveling in Devon; One said he'd stay there and then there were seven. Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves then there were six. Six Indian boys playing with a hive; A bumble-bee stung one then there were five. Five Indian boys going in for law; One got in Chancery then there were four. Four Indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one then there were three. Three Indian boys walking in the zoo; A big bear hugged one then there were two. Two Indian boys sitting in the sun; One got all frizzled up then there was one. One Indian boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 2

  • "Mr. Justice Wargrave thought to himself: 'Armstrong? Remember him in the witness box. Very correct and cautious. All doctors are damned fools. Harley Street ones are the worst of the lot.' And his mind dwelt malevolently on a recent interview he had had with a suave personage in that very street."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 2

  • "The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. The wicked shall be turned into hell."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 2

  • "Prisoners at the bar, have you anything to say in your defence?"
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Chapter 3

  • "Quite right, sir. It was entitled Swan Song..."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 3

  • "You won't get anything out of that. Might be fingerprints, but I doubt it."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 3

  • "Oh, yes. I've no doubt in my own mind that we have been invited here by a madman--probably a dangerous homicidal lunatic."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 3

  • "Self-preservation's a man's first duty. And natives don't mind dying, you know. They don't feel about it as Europeans do."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 4

  • "There is no question of defence. I have always acted in accordance with the dictates of my conscience. I have nothing with which to reproach myself."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 4

  • "The legal life's narrowing! I'm all for crime! Here's to it."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 4

  • "Somehow, that was the most frightening thing of all..."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 5

  • "Death is for other people."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 5

  • "You regard it as impossible that a sinner should be struck down by the wrath of God! I do not!"
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 6

  • "The little elderly spinster was no longer slightly ridiculous to Vera. Suddenly--she was terrible."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 7

  • "You'll be glad too, when the end comes."
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 8

  • "It wouldn't be the first you've made - if that gramophone record is to be believed!"
    - Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Ch. 9

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