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    British mystery author & physician
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    Quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle

    • It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
    • There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.
    • ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
      (Sherlock Holmes)
    • The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest.
      (Sherlock Holmes)
    • It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
      (Sherlock Holmes) A Case of Identity, 1892
    • You see, but you do not observe.
      (Sherlock Holmes) A Scandal in Bohemia, 1892
    • How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
      (Sherlock Holmes) The Sign of Four, 1890
    • Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
      (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear, 1915
    • 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.
      Sherlock Holmes in The Copper Beeches
    • Gregory: "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time." Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time." Holmes: "That was the curious incident."
      Silver Blaze
    • I never guess. 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.
      The Sign of Four, A Scandal in Bohemia
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