Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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 curiosity and dogs

". . . the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime." "The dog did nothing in the nighttime." "That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1894. Silver Blaze

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on danger and reason

How dangerous it is to reason from insufficient data.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Data Data Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in A Case of Identity.

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