Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes In English

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Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes In English

Hello, Welcome in a collection of quotes and sayings by Arthur Conan Doyle on courage, writing, censorship, speech, destiny, existence, God, inhumanity, dogma, aim, regrets and ideas. Our team gives you some quotes about Arthur Conan Doyle. He was born on 22 May 1859, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL was a British writer and medical doctor. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 when he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and more than fifty short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. He died in 7 July 1930, Crowborough, United Kingdom.

  • “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

  • “No: I am not tired. I have a curious constitution. I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.”

  • “It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.”

  • “My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so.”

  • “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”

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

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

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

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

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  • “presume nothing”

  • “I followed you.’ I saw no one.’ That is what you may expect to see when I follow you.”

  • “Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.”

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

  • “The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning.”

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

  • “It was easier to know it than to explain why I know it. If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you might find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of the fact.”

  • “Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.”

  • “Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.”

  • “It’s quite exciting,” said Sherlock Holmes, with a yawn.”

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  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “Come, Watson, come!” he cried. The game is afoot.”

  • “The unexpected has happened so continually in my life that it has ceased to deserve the name.”

  • “The larger crimes are apt to be the simpler, for the bigger the crime, the more obvious, as a rule, is the motive.”

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  • “My dear Watson,” said [Sherlock Holmes], “I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one’s self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one’s own powers.”

  • “if i could be assured of your destruction, i would in the interest of the public, cheerfully accept my death.”

  • “I wanted to end the world, but I’ll settle for ending yours.”

  • “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.”

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

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

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

  • “There are heroisms all round us waiting to be done.”

  • “A man always finds it hard to realize that he may have finally lost a woman’s love, however badly he may have treated her.”

  • “Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing. It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shift your own point of view a little, you may find it pointing in an equally uncompromising manner to something entirely different”

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  • “What one man can invent, another can discover.”

  • “It is quite a three pipe problem, and I beg that you won’t speak to me for fifty minutes.”

  • “Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

  • “I am not the law, but I represent justice so far as my feeble powers go.”

  • “Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo Ipse domi stimul ac nummos contemplar in arca. (The public hiss at me, but I cheer myself when in my own house I contemplate the coins in my strong-box.)”

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  • “Anything is better than stagnation.”

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

  • “Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l’admire. A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.”

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

  • “Data!data!data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.”

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  • “There are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world without them.”

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

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

  • “I say, Watson,’ he whispered, ‘would you be afraid to sleep in the same room as a lunatic, a man with softening of the brain, an idiot whose mind has lost its grip?’ ‘Not in the least,’ I answered in astonishment. ‘Ah, that’s lucky,’ he said, and not another word would he utter that night.”

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

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

  • “There’s a light in a woman’s eyes that speaks louder than words.”

  • “To a great mind, nothing is little,’ remarked Holmes, sententiously.”

  • “By George!” cried the inspector. “How did you ever see that?”

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  • “The game is afoot.”

  • “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.”

  • “It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”

  • “I cannot live without brainwork. What else is there to live for? Stand at the window here. Was ever such a dreary, dismal, unprofitable world? See how the yellow fog swirls down the street and drifts across the duncoloured houses. What could be more hopelessly prosaic and material?”

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

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

  • “Excellent!” I cried. “Elementary,” said he.”

  • “Everything comes in circles. […] The old wheel turns, and the same spoke comes up. It’s all been done before, and will be again.”

  • “What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”

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

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  • “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.”

  • “You know my methods. Apply them.”

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

  • “You have done all the work in this business. I get a wife out of it, Jones gets the credit, pray what remains for you?” “For me,” said Sherlock Holmes, “there still remains the cocaine bottle.”

  • “Watson. Come at once if convenient. If inconvenient, come all the same.”

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  • “A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony.”

  • “The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.”

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

  • “Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”

  • “It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.”

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  • “You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.”

  • “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.”

  • “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

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  • “Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.”

  • “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

  • “The future was with Fate. The present was our own. ~ The Poison Belt”

  • “You see, but you do not observe.”

  • “I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of daily life.”

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  • “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”

  • “There’s an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it’s God’s own wind none the less and a cleaner, better stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.”

  • “There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

  • “The devil’s agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not?”

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

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  • “Of all ruins, that of a noble mind is the most deplorable.”

  • “The stage lost a fine actor, even as science lost an acute reasoner, when [Holmes] became a specialist in crime.”

  • “There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.”

  • “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.”

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

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  • “As a rule, the more bizarre a thing is, the less mysterious it proves to be.”

  • “My mind rebels at stagnation, give me problems, give me work!”

  • “It’s a wicked world, and when a clever man turns his brain to crime it is the worst of all.”

  • “So all life is a great chain, the nature of which is known whenever we are shown a link of it.”

  • “I never can resist a touch of the dramatic.”

  • “When once your point of view is changed, the very thing which was so damning becomes a clue to the truth.”

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