Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The bow was made in England: Of true wood, of yew wood. The wood of English bows.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Song of the Bow, st. 1

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on excellence

"Excellent!" I [Watson] cried. "Elementary." said he [Holmes]. Watson talking to Sherlock Holmes in The Crooked Man

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1894 Watson talking to Sherlock Holmes in The Crooked Man

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts, knowledge, and solution

If the fresh facts come to our knowledge all fit themselves into the scheme, then our hypothesis may gradually become a solution. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge

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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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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on family and wives

Steel True, Blade Straight *In 1955, Doyle's family sold Windlesham, which was turned into a hotel. The bodies of Conan Doyle and his wife, Jean, were moved to a grave at Minstead Churchyard, Hampshire.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Windlesham Estate*; Crowborough, Sussex, England

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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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