Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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

I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on audiences, dependence, difficulty, simplicity, and starting

It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one's audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though perhaps a meretricious, effect.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Dancing Men"

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

What one man can invent another can discover. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Dancing Men.

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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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