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Top 100 Quotes About Arthur Conan Doyle

#1. His eyes sparkled, and he sent up a great blue triumphant cloud from his cigarette. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#2. What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instinct of beasts. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#3. Streams may spring from one source and yet some may be clear and some be foul. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#4. You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#5. In spite of his capacity for concealing his emotions, I could easily see that Holmes was in a state of suppressed excitement, while I was myself tingling with that half-sporting, half-intellectual pleasure which I invariably experienced when I associated myself with him in his investigations. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#6. Oh! A mystery is it?' I cried, rubbing my hands. 'This is very piquant. I am much obliged to you for bringing us together. "The proper study of mankind is man" you know - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#7. He made the country down in Illinois, and He made the Missouri", the little girl continued. "I guess somebody else made the country in these parts. It's not nearly so well done. They forgot the water and the trees. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#8. Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#9. How are you, Watson?" said he, cordially. "I should never have known you under that moustache, - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#10. 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. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#11. I think you want a little unofficial help. Three undetected murders in one year won't do, Lestrade. But you handled the Molesey Mystery with less than your usual - that's to say, you handled it fairly well. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#12. Promise of secrecy was made at the time, from which I have only been freed during the last month by the untimely death of the lady to whom the pledge was given. It is perhaps as well that the facts should now come to light, for I have reasons to know that there are widespread rumours - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#13. Well, Mr. Holmes, what are we to do with that fact?" "To remember it
to docket it. We may come on something later which will bear upon it. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#14. You cannot see the lettuce and the dressing without suspecting a salad. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#15. Before turning to those moral and mental aspects of the matter which present the greatest difficulties, let the inquirer begin by mastering more elementary problems. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#16. There is nothing like first-hand evidence. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#17. My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#18. 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. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#19. No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#20. 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. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#21. The sky was of the deepest blue, with a few white, fleecy clouds drifting lazily across it, and the air was filled with the low drone of insects or with a sudden sharper note as bee or bluefly shot past with its quivering, long-drawn hum, like an insect tuning-fork. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#22. Desultory readers are seldom remarkable for the exactness of their learning. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#23. By my soul! I would rather have a dry death," quoth Sir Oliver. "Though, Mort Dieu! I have eaten so many fish that it were but justice that the fish should eat me. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#24. If you eliminate all other possibilities, whatever remains must be the truth." Sherlock Holmes - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#25. He [Professor Moriarty] is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#26. No violence, gentlemen - no violence, I beg of you! Consider the furniture! - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#27. You see, but you do not observe. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#28. the right, and a pile of crumpled morning papers, evidently newly studied, near at hand. Beside the couch was a wooden chair, and on the angle of the back hung a very seedy and disreputable hard-felt hat, much the worse for wear, - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#29. Once or twice in my career I feel that I have done more real harm by my discovery of the criminal than ever he had done by his crime. I have learned caution now, and I had rather play tricks with the law of England than with my own conscience. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#30. Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#31. A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#32. Prescription: 'Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Take ten pages, twice a day, til end of course. - Author: Diane Setterfield
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#33. We can't do these things in the force, Mr. Holmes," said he. "No wonder you get results that are beyond us. But some of these days you'll go too far, and you'll find yourself and your friend in trouble." "For England, home and beauty - eh, Watson? Martyrs on the altar of our country. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#34. It is a tangled skein, you understand, and I am looking for a loose end. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#35. The most dangerous condition for a man or a nation is when his intellectual side is more developed than his spiritual. Is that not exactly the condition of the world today? - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#36. Well, sir, let us do what we can to curtail this visit, which can hardly be agreeable to you, and is inexpressibly irksome to me. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#37. The great bell of Beaulieu was ringing. Far away through the forest might be heard its musical clangor and swell. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#38. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#39. To my surprise, the young lady held up her gloved hand to detain me. "If your friend," she said, "would be good enough to stop, he might be of inestimable service to me. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#40. Just as an octopus may have his den in some ocean cave, and come floating out a silent image of horror to attack a swimmer, so I picture such a spirit lurking in the dark of the house which he curses by his presence, and ready to float out upon all whom he can injure. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#41. In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army. Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as Assistant Surgeon. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#42. He took down a heavy brown volume from his shelves. Eglow, Eglonitz - here we are, Egria. It - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#43. I shall never do that,' I answered; 'you have brought detection as near an exact science as it ever will be brought in this world. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#44. To a great mind, nothing is little,' remarked Holmes, sententiously. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#45. Could he throw no light? - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#46. Never theorize before you have data.Invariably you end up twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts.
-Sherlock holmes - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#47. My dear Watson, you were born to be a man of action. Your instinct is always to do something energetic. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#48. There are women in whom the love of a lover extinguishes all other loves, and I think that she must have been one. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#49. THE POWER OF detaching his mind at will. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#50. Where's your warrant?" asked McGinty. "By Gar! a man might as well live in Russia as in Vermissa while folk like you are running the police. It's a capitalist outrage, and you'll hear more of it, I reckon. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#51. a man may be very dogmatic in his opposition to dogma. Such - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#52. The weak man becomes strong when he has nothing, for then only can he feel the wild, mad thrill of despair. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#53. You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#54. You know my methods. Apply them. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#55. These modern gramophones are a remarkable invention. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#56. A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#57. A dead fish can float with the stream, but it takes a man to swim against it." What - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#58. What I know is unofficial, what [the inspector] knows is official. I have the right to private judgment, but he has none. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#59. The setting is a worthy one, if the devil did desire to have a hand in the affairs of men. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#60. His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#61. The best way of successfully acting a part is to be it. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#62. You never tire of the moor. You cannot think the wonderful secrets which it contains. It is so vast, and so barren, and so mysterious. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#63. I fear that I bore you with these details, but I have to let you see my little difficulties, if you are to understand the situation. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#64. I consider that a man's brain is originally like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge that might be useful to him gets crowded out. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#65. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#66. The example of patient suffering is in itself the most precious of all lessons to an impatient world. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#67. Some people's affability is more deadly than the violence of coarser souls. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#68. You won't die in your bed, Holmes." "I have often had the same idea. Does - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#69. Honesty and Poetry are the same thing - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#70. There is a soul-jealousy that can be as frantic as any body-jealousy. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#71. The work is its own reward - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#72. We had strict injunctions, however, on no account to pass the falls of Reichenbach, which are about half-way up the hill, without making a small detour to see them. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#73. Do you know anything on earth which has not a dangerous side if it is mishandled and exaggerated? - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#74. To underestimate oneself is as much an exaggeration of one's powers than the other. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#75. Come, Watson, come!" he cried. The game is afoot. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#76. Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug, and the fierce energy of his own keen nature. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#77. Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#78. Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#79. Should I ever marry, Watson, I should hope to inspire my wife with some feeling which would prevent her from being walked off by a housekeeper when my corpse was lying within a few yards of her. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#80. The strangest and most unique things are very often connected not with the larger but with the smaller crimes. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#81. Why should people ever take credit for charity when they must know that they cannot gain as much pleasure out of their guineas in any other fashion? - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#82. A strong wind sang sadly as it bent the trees in front of the Hall. A half moon shone through the dark, flying clouds on to the wild and empty moor. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#83. I never can resist a touch of the dramatic. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#84. The whole force of the State is at your back if you should need it.
I'm afraid that all the queen's horses and all the queen's men cannot avail in this matter. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#85. When we know everything about this earth, the romance and poetry will all have been wiped away from it. There is nothing so artistic as a haze. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#86. Though unmusical, German is the most expressive of all languages, - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#87. 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. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#88. They're dangerous at both ends ... and crafty in the middle. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#89. Wolves or watch-dogs, it was hard to say from which the sheep had most to fear. The - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#90. Holmes, you have an answer to everything - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#91. There was no use denying anything to a woman, for she would have her way. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#92. The individual must not monopolize what is meant for the world. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#93. When a man does a queer thing, or two queer things, there may be a meaning to it, but when everything he does is queer, then you begin to wonder - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#94. We give you best, Holmes. I believe you are the devil himself. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#95. Sometimes I think that it is only the monstrous conceit of mankind which makes him think that all this stage was erected for him to strut upon. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#96. I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver into your pocket. An Eley's No. 2 is an excellent argument with gentlemen who can twist steel pokers into knots. That and a tooth-brush are, I think, all that we need. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#97. Really was the most tactless person upon earth, - a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#98. That is very helpful, Mr. Holmes. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#99. One night - it was in June, '89 - there came a ring to my bell, about the hour when a man gives his first yawn, and glances at the clock. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#100. He was the best shot in India, and I expect that there are few better in London. Have you heard the name?'
'No, I have not.'
'Well, well, such is fame! - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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