Arthur Conan Doyle quotes

 quotes - There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. Share

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle

 quotes - Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst. Share

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle

 quotes - We can't command our love, but we can our actions. Share

“We can't command our love, but we can our actions.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

 quotes - Any truth is better than indefinite doubt. Share

“Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

 quotes - Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person. Share

“Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“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. ”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. ”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“As a rule, said Holmes, 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.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“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. ”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“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. ”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem. ”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them. ”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle

“Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life, although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40, had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career than most of his brethren.”

— Arthur Conan Doyle

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

— Arthur Conan Doyle