Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on dignity and logic

"I don't admit that a fresh illustration is an explanation," said I with some asperity. "Bravo, Watson! A very dignified and logical remonstrance." Dr. Watson, speaking with Sherlock Holmes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on sex

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The fair sex is your department.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1904. The Second Stain

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1904. The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on problems

It is quite a three-pipe problem.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Red-Headed League.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on failure, friendship, reason, and timidity

"I can see nothing," said I, handing it back to my friend. "On the contrary, Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see. You are too timid in drawing your inferences."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on impossibility and truth

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four

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

My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four, ch. 1, 1890.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on business and people

My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

You know my method, Watson. It is founded on the observances of trifles.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1894. The Crooked Man

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on men

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All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: His Last Bow. Bruce-Partington Plans

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