Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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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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

"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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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on love and science

Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Sign of Four.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on present

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The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes to Watson, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "Copper Beeches," 1892.

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