Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on temptation and theory

The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on habits, knowledge, nature, theory, time, and weakness

One forms provisional theories and waits for time or fuller knowledge to explode them. A bad habit, Mr. Ferguson, but human nature is weak. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on bachelors and facts

You mentioned your name as if I should recognise it, but beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatsoever about you.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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

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