Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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 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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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on habits and logic

I never guess. It is a shocking habit - destructive to the logical faculty.

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 simplicity

Like all Holmes' reasoning, the thing seemed simplicity itself when it was once explained. Dr. Watson, speaking of Sherlock Holmes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Stockbroker's Clerk

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on ideas and nature

Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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

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