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 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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    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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    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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    From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
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    He possesses two out of the three qualities necessary for the ideal detective. He has the power of observation and that of deduction. He is only wanting in knowledge.
    Source: The Sign of the Four (1890)
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    How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
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    I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.
    Source: The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2013) 1057
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    I am not the law, but I represent justice so far as my feeble powers go.
    Source: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (2011) 97
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    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.
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    I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
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