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Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

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Nothing that is good can become stuck – and if it is stuck, it can’t be any good!
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The story goes as the line follow... alone... loony....
...

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I wanted to end the world, but I'll settle for ending yours.
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Watson: "You may be right."

Holmes: "The probability lies in that direction.
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Well," he said, "I say, now, as I said then, that a man should keep his little brain-attic stocked w...
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Now, Watson,” said Holmes, as a tall dog-cart dashed up through the gloom, throwing out two golden...
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Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see.
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Depend upon it, there is nothing so unnatural as the commonplace.
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This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or ...
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It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.
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The more outré and grotesque an incident is the more carefully it deserves to be examined.
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...Recognising, as I do, that you are the second highest expert in Europe--"
"Indeed, sir! May ...
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He burst into one of his rare fits of laughter as he turned away from the picture. I have not heard ...
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Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.
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Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
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The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
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Excellent!" I cried. "Elementary," said he.
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All other men are specialists, but his specialty is omniscience.
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Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
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Singularity is almost invariably a clue. The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more d...
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It was all love on my side, and all good comradeship and friendship on hers. When we parted she was ...
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When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.
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You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the leng...
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Dr. Watson's summary list of Sherlock Holmes's strengths and weaknesses:

"1. Knowledge of...
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Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.

A fool always finds a greater fool to ad...
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Gregory: "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
Holmes: "To th...
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The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest.
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...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
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When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
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What a lovely thing a rose is!"

He walked past the couch to the open window and held up t...
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Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to qu...
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As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the obse...
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How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however...
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There are many men in London, you know, who, some from shyness, some from misanthropy, have no wish ...
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I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver into your pocket. An Eley's No. 2 is a...
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presume nothing
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One likes to think that there is some fantastic limbo for the children of imagination, some strange,...
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There is a danger there - a very real danger to humanity. Consider, Watson, that the material, the s...
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Every man finds his limitations, Mr. Holmes, but at least it cures us of the weakness of self-satisf...
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The good Watson had at that time deserted me for a wife, the only selfish action I can recall in our...
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Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to c...
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My correspondence has certainly the charm of variety, and the humbler are usually the more interesti...
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There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to ...
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What the deuce is it to me?" he interrupted impatiently: "you say that we go round the sun. If we we...
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Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo
Ipse domi stimul ac nummos contemplar in arca.
(The pub...
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Her cuisine is limited but she has as good an idea of breakfast as a Scotchwoman."

[Sh...
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I am inclined to think--” said I. “I should do so,” Sherlock Holmes remarked impatiently. I be...
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You have heard me speak of Professor Moriarty?” “The famous scientific criminal, as famous among...
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My brain has always governed my heart" Sherlock Holmes
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I said that he was my superior in observation and deduction. If the art of the detective began and e...
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He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as ...
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Of all ruins, that of a noble mind is the most deplorable.
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To let the brain work without sufficient material is like racing an engine. It racks itself to piece...
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A wondrous subtle thing is love, for here were we two, who had never seen each other before that day...
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Wir sind gewohnt dass die Menschen verhöhnen was sie nicht verstehen. (Goethe)—We are used to see...
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I've had ups in my life, and I've had downs, but I've learned not to cry over spilled milk.
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Even the best of us are thrown off some- times.
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No: I am not tired. I have a curious constitution. I never remember feeling tired by work, though id...
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Well, and there is the end of our little drama," I remarked, after we had sat some time smoking in s...
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My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, ...
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