Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

British author

Lived from: 1859-1930

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.
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    A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
    Source: The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2013) 1117
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    A long shot, Watson; a very long shot!
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    A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
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    A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
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    A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so.
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    All other men are specialists, but his specialty is omniscience.
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    Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
    Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)
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    As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.
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    As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after.
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    Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example.
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    Come at once if convenient — if inconvenient come all the same.
    Source: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)
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    Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
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    Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner.
    Source: The Sign of the Four (1890) Ch. 1
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    For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
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