Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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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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 experience, learning, and time

We all learn by experience, and your lesson this time is that you should never lose sight of the alternative. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of Black Peter

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on beginning, facts, mistakes, and theory

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in Scandal in Bohemia.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on art and facts

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It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognise out of a number of facts which are incidental and which are vital . . . .

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Gregory, in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, "Silver Blaze," 1893.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1902, ch. 2

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