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268 Inspiring Quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Wikipedia Summary for Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

Doyle was a prolific writer; other than Holmes stories, his works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" (1884), helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste.

white tulips with green leaves

I object to rows because my nerves are shaken, and I get up at all sorts of ungodly hours, and I am extremely lazy. I have another set of vices when I'm well, but those are the principal ones at present.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

boy wearing American flag print eyeglasses sticking his mouth open

The fair sex is your department.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

person wearing black top

Anything is better than stagnation.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

green ceramic mug on wooden desk

It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

black and white bird on seashore

But love is an emotional thing, and whatever is emotional is opposed to that true cold reason which I place above all things.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

sunset

I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

sunset

Like all Holmes' reasoning, the thing seemed simplicity itself when it was once explained. Dr. Watson, speaking of Sherlock Holmes.

--Arthur Conan Doyle




snow mountains under nightsky

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

boat on sea far away from island

His sanguine spirit turns every firefly into a star.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

None

I could not rest, Watson, I could not sit quiet in my chair, if I thought that such a man as Professor Moriarty were walking the streets of London unchallenged.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


man in white and black button up shirt holding lighted candle

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

Longer Version:

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.


yellow sunflowers

Some people's affability is more deadly than the violence of coarser souls.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

yellow and white color illustration

Exactly. Since it is morally justifiable, I have only to consider the question of personal risk. Surely a gentleman should not lay much stress upon this, when a lady is in most desperate need of his help?

--Arthur Conan Doyle

swimming pool with stainless steel ladder

No man lives or has ever lived who has brought the same amount of study and of natural talent to the detection of crime which I have done.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


group of people waving their hands

Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

blue sky

I trust that age doth not wither nor custom stale my infinite variety.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

coconut tree near body of water

There seems to me to be absolutely no limit to the inanity and credulity of the human race. Homo Sapiens! Homo idioticus!

--Arthur Conan Doyle

time lapse photography of fire

You cannot see the lettuce and the dressing without suspecting a salad.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

pink rose bud closeup photo

To a great mind, nothing is little.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


rocky mountain under starry night

Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

calm ocean

Was it hardness, was it selfishness, that she should ask me to risk my life for her own glorification? Such thoughts may come to middle age; but never to ardent three-and-twenty in the fever of his first love.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky

Kalau kausingkirkan semua yang mustahil, apa pun yang tersisa, betapapun mustahilnya, adalah kebenaran.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

saguaro

A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


green leaf

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

--Arthur Conan Doyle


black wooden louver door window

The chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

silhouette of a woman with pink and purple sky

As a rule, 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.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

white and yellow flowers during daytime

Keep your revolver near you night and day, and never relax your precautions.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

crescent moon above mountain

You know, Watson, I don't mind confessing to you that I have always had an idea that I would have made a highly efficient criminal.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


low-angle photography of green leaf tree

I was forced to agree.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

Arizona landscape

I have my own views about Nature's methods, though I feel that it is rather like a beetle giving his.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


coconut tree near body of water

The good Watson had at that time deserted me for a wife, the only selfish action I can recall in our association. I was alone.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

blue and white abstract painting

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

three boys running on field

It isn't true that the laws of nature have been capriciously disturbed; that snakes have talked; that women have been turned into salt; that rods have brought water out of rocks.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


silhouette photography of trees and sky

For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain.

--Arthur Conan Doyle






clear wine glass with red wine

Still, it is an error to argue in front of your data. You find yourself insensibly twisting them round to fit your theories.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

red rose

It is a mistake to confound strangeness with mystery.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



rainbow

It is easy to be wise after the event.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

horse

Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

fan of 1 US dollar banknotes and coins on beige surface

We have much to hope from the flowers.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

aerial photography of forest

It is the small men and not the great who hold their noses in the air.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime

There is a soul-jealousy that can be as frantic as any body-jealousy.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

two person standing while watching sky

If you had killed Watson, you would not have got out of this room alive.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

person wearing black leather shoe

Desultory readers are seldom remarkable for the exactness of their learning.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

galaxy wallpaper

Well, well, my dear fellow, be it so. We have shared this same room for some years, and it would be amusing if we ended by sharing the same cell. .

--Arthur Conan Doyle

person standing on rock formation during daytime

It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgement.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



desert under blue skies

So tomorrow we disappear into the unknown. This account I am transmitting down the river by canoe, and it may be our last word to those who are interested in our fate.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime

A fine thought in fine language is a most precious jewel, and should not be hid away, but be exposed for use and ornament.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

silhouette of tall trees

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.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


yellow flower in green grass field

Might I trouble you to open the window, for chloroform vapour does not help the palate.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

pink flowers in tilt shift lens

It is fortunate for this community that I am not a criminal.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots

How do you know that?"
"I followed you."
"I saw no one."
"That is what you may expect to see when I follow you.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

brown and gray brick wall

I could not wish anything better than to be associated with my friend in one of those singular adventures which were the normal condition of his existence.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

turned on desk lamp beside pile of books

Excellent!" I cried. "Elementary," said he.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

red textile in close up photography

If the fresh facts come to our knowledge all fit themselves into the scheme, then our hypothesis may gradually become a solution.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


black textile in close up photography

The weak man becomes strong when he has nothing, for then only can he feel the wild, mad thrill of despair.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



silhouette of off-road car

It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

snow covered pine trees

I must apologize for calling so late," said he, "and I must further beg you to be so unconventional as to allow me to leave your house presently by scrambling over your back garden wall.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



brown textile

You mentioned your name as if I should recognize it, but beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a freemason, and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


landscape photo of mountains under starry sky at nighttime

It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

blue rose in close up photography

The vegetable kingdom still remains one of the few which Napoleon has not yet conquered.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

photography of white wall lot

I have wrought my simple plan If I give one hour of joy To the boy who's half a man, Or the man who's half a boy.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

two gray pencils on yellow surface

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.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


pink concrete wall during daytime

All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

selective focus photo of green snake plant

Horses: dangerous on both ends and crafty in the middle.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

gray building

Brothers are a blessing for one thing. There is no possibility of any young lady getting unreasonably conceited if she be endowed with them.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

woman snorkeling

In England the emerald-green kind is probably the commonest, I have seen it also in the woods of France and Belgium, in far-away Massachusetts, and on the banks of the Niagara River.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

long exposure photography of beach

This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



brown textile

I have mastered the principles of several religions. They have all shocked me by the violence which I should have to do to my reason to accept the dogmas of any one of them.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

None

Nature is the true revelation of the Deity to man. The nearest green field is the inspired page from which you may read all that it is needful for you to know.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



None

The grand thing is to be able to reason backwards.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

blue and white abstract painting

My correspondence has certainly the charm of variety, and the humbler are usually the more interesting. This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

sunset highway

There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


blue rose in close up photography

It is a question of cubic capacity," said he; "a man with so large a brain must have something in it.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

white clouds and blue sky

My sister and I, you will recollect, were twins, and you know how subtle are the links which bind two souls which are so closely allied.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



green trees under blue sky at daytime

Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

yellow flower field under clear sky

It is decreed by a merciful Nature that the human brain cannot think of two things simultaneously.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


green trees beside lake during daytime

You see, but you do not observe.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

time lapse photography of lightning during storm

To let the brain work without sufficient material is like racing an engine. It racks itself to pieces.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

green and white bird on black wire during daytime

So complex is the human spirit that it can itself scarce discern the deep springs which impel it to action.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

green leafed tree on snowfield under white cloudy sky at daytime

We can't command our love, but we can our actions.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



brown and gray brick wall

His neighbor is a tooth-drawer. That bag at his girdle is full of the teeth that he drew at Winchester fair. I warrant that there are more sound ones than sorry, for he is quick at his work and a trifle dim in the eye.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

two women lying on hammock

The devil's agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not?

--Arthur Conan Doyle

yellow painted wall

Dogmas of every kind put assertion in the place of reason and give rise to more contention, bitterness, and want of charity than any other influence in human affairs.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

person standing on rock formation during daytime

To underestimate oneself is as much an exaggeration of one's powers than the other.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

woman on seashore near island under blue sky

He burst into one of his rare fits of laughter as he turned away from the picture. I have not heard him laugh often, and it has always boded ill to somebody.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

Arizona landscape

You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

landscape photography of waves and clouds

It's stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

horse

I fear that if the matter is beyond humanity, it is certainly beyond me.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

brown labrador puppy

It is quite a three-pipe problem.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

white snow mountain

Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

pink umbrella

No violence, gentlemen -- no violence, I beg of you! Consider the furniture!

--Arthur Conan Doyle

three person looking stars and milky way

Everything I have to say has already crossed your mind."
"Then possibly my answer has crossed yours.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


empty seashore near high-rise building

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.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

body of water

When the impossible has been eliminated, all that remains no matter how improbable is possible.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

feet in stream

It is all in the way of professional experience.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

empty seashore near high-rise building

They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains," he remarked with a smile. "It's a very bad definition, but it does apply to detective work.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

aerial shot of road surrounded by green trees

Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

white concrete building

He is not a bad fellow, though an absolute imbecile in his profession. He has one positive virtue. He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

sunset

I dislike my fellow-mortals. Justice compels me to add that they appear for the most part to dislike me.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

purple textile with white line

No: I am not tired. I have a curious constitution. I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely." ~ Sherlock Holmes.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

green trees in between gray concrete road

When a man writes on a wall, his instinct leads him to write above the level of his own eyes.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

brown mountain on body of water

How ever did you see that?" Because I looked for it.."

--Arthur Conan Doyle

silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky

Ex-Professor Moriarty of mathematical celebrity... is the Napoleon of crime, Watson.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water

Das Leben ist unendlich seltsamer als alles, was der menschliche Geist erfinden könnte.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

blue, yellow, and purple starry sky during nighttime

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.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


orange tabby cat on black textile

What one man can invent, another can discover.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

flowers beside yellow wall

I am inclined to think -' said I. 'I should do so,' Sherlock Holmes remarked impatiently.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

Arizona landscape

My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

photo of brown parquet

Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

white rock formation on sea during daytime

As I turned away, I saw Holmes, with his back against a rock and his arms folded, gazing down at the rush of the waters. It was the last that I was ever destined to see of him in this world. -- Watson.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


brown trees under blue sky during daytime

To begin at the beginning.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

man holding brown violin

You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

green tree under blue sky during night time

You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

mountains covered with fog

She entered with ungainly struggle like some huge awkward chicken, torn, squawking, out of its coop.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

purple and blue light illustration

The husband was a teetotaller, there was no other woman, and the conduct complained of was that he had drifted into the habit of winding up every meal by taking out his false teeth and hurling them at his wife.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

road during night time

I should have more faith," he said; "I ought to know by this time that when a fact appears opposed to a long train of deductions it invariably proves to be capable of bearing some other interpretation.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

library shelf near black wooden ladder

I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

yellow and green forest during daytime

To underestimate oneself is as much an exaggeration of one's powers than the other.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

man riding on boat on body of water

Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


snow covered mountain during daytime

The fantastic graces of Chivalry lay upon the surface of life, but beneath it was a half-savage population, fierce and animal, with little ruth or mercy.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

closeup photography of brown and gray concrete bricks

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.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


closeup photography of brown and gray concrete bricks

For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

shallow focus photography of brown and black bird

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

green trees beside body of water during daytime

We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


pink dahlia in bloom

I have taken to living by my wits.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

silhouette of man looking towards left

There are no fools so troublesome as those who have some wit.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

shooting star in night sky

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

Longer Version:

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really merely commonplaces of existence.



silhouette of stones during golden hour

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.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

yellow green leaf

A fine horse or a beautiful woman, I cannot look at them unmoved, even now when seventy winters have chilled my blood.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


green grass field

The highest morality may prove also to be the highest wisdom when the half-told story comes to be finished.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


green leafed trees during daytime

I suppose I shall have to compound a felony as usual.

--Arthur Conan Doyle




green artificial palm tree on seashore

When you have one of the first brains of Europe up against you, and all the powers of darkness at his back, there are infinite possibilities.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

Arizona landscape

It is all very well to say that a man is clever, but the reader wants to see examples of it.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

purple and white clouds during night time

I follow my own methods, and tell as much or as little as I choose. That is the advantage of being unofficial.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

brown and gray brick wall

My uncle, Mr. Stephen Maple, had been at the same time the most successful and the least respectable of our family, so that we hardly knew whether to take credit for his wealth or to feel ashamed of his position.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

white sand

"I find it hard enough to tackle facts, Holmes, without flying away after theories and fancies."
"You are right," said Holmes demurely: "you do find it very hard to tackle the facts."

--Arthur Conan Doyle


brown and black tiger near body of water

Anything seems commonplace, once explained.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

blue and white painted wall

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

--Arthur Conan Doyle

two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset

Oh how I've missed you, Holmes.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

rock mountain during starry night

Picnics are very dear to those who are in the first stage of the tender passion.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



grayscale photo of rock formation

It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

red and black floral textile

On general principles, it is best that I should not leave the country. Scotland Yard feels lonely without me, and it causes an unhealthy excitement among the criminal classes.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

snow covered mountain under blue sky during daytime

It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

sunset

I felt Holmes's hand steal into mine and give me a reassuring shake. -- Watson.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

white brick wall planning

I get in the dumps at times, and don't open my mouth for days on end. You must not think I am sulky when I do that. Just let me alone, and I'll soon be right.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


landscape photography of forest

There are heroisms all round us waiting to be done.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



Arizona landscape

Holy Men! Holy Cabbages! Holy Bean Pods! What do they do but live and suck in sustenance and grow fat?

--Arthur Conan Doyle

yellow flower in green grass field

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

yellow bee beside purple petaled flower during daytime

When people bury treasure nowadays they do it in the Post-Office bank.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

white brick wall planning

It is a pity he did not write in pencil. As you have no doubt frequently observed, the impression usually goes through -- a fact which has dissolved many a happy marriage.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

white pampas grasses near body of water at daytime

I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


silhouette of man standing on hill during starry night

No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

water droplets on green leaf

It is not easy to express the inexpressible," he answered with a laugh.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



green trees beside body of water during daytime

I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

panoramic photography of mountains

'It is my duty to warn you that it will be used against you,' cried the Inspector, with the magnificent fair play of the British criminal law.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


black and white abstract illustration

There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

man jumping on hill during golden hour

A study of family portraits is enough to convert a man to the theory of reincarnation.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

pink flower

I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


focus photography of chick on gray ground

There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman.

--Arthur Conan Doyle




Arizona landscape pines

There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


None

You will ruin no more lives as you ruined mine. You will wring no more hearts as you wrung mine. I will free the world of a poisonous thing. Take that, you hound, and that! -- and that! -- and that! -- and that!

--Arthur Conan Doyle

man and woman kissing

Streams may spring from one source and yet some may be clear and some be foul.

--Arthur Conan Doyle





flat lay photography of several hanging ornaments

I wanted to end the world, but I'll settle for ending yours.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

black and white bird on seashore

How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!

--Arthur Conan Doyle


gray elephant

Data!data!data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

landscape photography of mountain

The best way of successfully acting a part is to be it.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


river painting

There is but one step from the grotesque to the horrible.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

sunset

Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


water on seashore

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.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


None

There is no satisfaction in vengeance unless the offender has time to realize who it is that strikes him, and why retribution has come upon him.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


black bare tree under blue sky

It is, of course, a trifle, but there is nothing so important as trifles.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

None

There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

silhouette of grass under moonlight

Jealousy is a strange transformer of characters.

--Arthur Conan Doyle



sunset and agave stalk

Work is the best antidote to sorrow, my dear Watson.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

grassland landscape

Though unmusical, German is the most expressive of all languages,.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

body of water

I have already explained to you that what is out of the common is usually a guide rather than a hindrance.

--Arthur Conan Doyle


silhouette of trees near body of water during sunset

I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?

--Arthur Conan Doyle

photo of mountains

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.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

silhouette of flying bird

It is the sweetest spring within the memory of man. So green, so mild, so beautiful! Ah, what a contrast between nature without and my own soul so torn with doubt and terror!

--Arthur Conan Doyle

flowers beside yellow wall

When you have eliminated the impossible, what is left, no matter how unlikely, is the truth.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

empty pathway

There is nothing like first-hand evidence.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

black portable vinyl records

What a lovely thing a rose is!

--Arthur Conan Doyle

toddlers standing outdoors

Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

black bird flying under white clouds during daytime

What is out of the common is usually a guide rather than a hindrance.

--Arthur Conan Doyle

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