Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts, knowledge, and time

Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, ch. 2, 1887.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on careers, life, novelty, and world

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on impossibility and truth

When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four, 1890, ch 6

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on existence, life, and mind

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really merely commonplaces of existence.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in A Case of Identity, 1892.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, 1887

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on courage, danger, and stupidity

It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes," 1894.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts, knowledge, and time

There comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, 1887.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on truth and violence

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Speckled Band," 1892.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts

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There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Bascombe Valley Mystery, 1892.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on crime and logic

Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime you should dwell.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1904.

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