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Quotations From SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

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  • 41.
    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.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Five Orange Pips," (1892).
  • 42.
    It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "Scandal in Bohemia," (1892). In A Study in Scarlet, ch. 3, Holmes reiterated, "It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgement."
  • 43.
    Circumstantial evidence is occasionally very convincing, as when you find a trout in the milk, to quote Thoreau's example.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891). Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) wrote in his Journal, November 11, 1854, "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
  • 44.
    I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).

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  • 45.
    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's pet baits. In larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed....
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).
  • 46.
    "No, no; the real name," said Holmes sweetly. "It is always awkward doing business with an alias."
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1891).
  • 47.
    Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "Silver Blaze," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).
  • 48.
    Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in A Study in Scarlet, ch. 5 (1888).

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