Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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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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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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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