Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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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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 on crime, duty, laws, and play

'It is my duty to warn you that it will be used against you,' cried the Inspector, with the magnificent fair play of the British criminal law.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1891. The Dancing Men

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Mr. Sherlock Holmes,who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: opening line of The Hound of the Baskervilles

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on faults, logic, and mind

Ah! my dear Watson, there we come into those realms of conjecture, where the most logical mind may be at fault. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of the Empty House

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on belief, experience, and present

It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1891.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on water

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From a drop of water a logician could predict an Atlantic or a Niagara.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in A study in Scarlet, 1929.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on genius, mediocrity, and talent

I don't speak for others and they don't speak for me. Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Complete Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on genius, mediocrity, and talent

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Complete Sherlock Holmes, Valley of Fear

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