Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes

Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes: The setting is a worthy one, if the devil did desire to have a hand in the affairs of men.
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Arthur Conan Doyle Quote: I said that he was my superior in observation and deduction. If the art of the detective began and ended in reasoning from an armchair, my brother would be the greatest criminal agent that ever lived. But he has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right.
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Quotes about Arthur Conan Doyle: 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?
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Quote about Arthur Conan Doyle: 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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Arthur Conan Doyle Sayings: Do you know, Watson,
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Arthur Conan Doyle Saying: And once again Mr. Sherlock Holmes is free to devote his life to examining those interesting little problems which the complexity of human life so pletifuly presents.
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Sayings about Arthur Conan Doyle: Far away on the path we saw Sir Henry looking back, his face white in the moonlight, his hands raised in horror, glaring helplessly at the frightful thing which was hunting him down. But that cry of pain from the hound had blown all our fears to the winds. If he was vulnerable he was mortal, and if we could wound him we could kill him. Never have I seen a man run as Holmes ran that night.
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Saying about Arthur Conan Doyle: You're not hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say that you are not hurt!
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Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes: 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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Arthur Conan Doyle Quote: 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.
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Quotes about Arthur Conan Doyle: if i could be assured of your destruction, i would in the interest of the public, cheerfully accept my death.
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Quote about Arthur Conan Doyle: The great bell of Beaulieu was ringing. Far away through the forest might be heard its musical clangor and swell.
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Arthur Conan Doyle Sayings: To his eyes all seemed beautiful, but to me a tinge of melancholy lay upon the countryside, which bore so clearly the mark of the waning year, Yellow leaves carpeted the lanes and fluttered down upon us as we passed, The rattle of our wheels died away as we drove through drifts of rotting vegetation--sad gifts, as it seemed to me, for Nature to throw before the carriage of the returning heir of the Baskervilles.
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Arthur Conan Doyle Saying: You know how often the turning down this street or that, the accepting or rejecting of an invitation, may deflect the whole current of our lives into some other channel. Are we mere leaves, fluttered hither and thither by the wind, or are we rather, with every conviction that we are free agents, carried steadily along to a definite and pre-determined end?
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Sayings about Arthur Conan Doyle: 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.
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Saying about Arthur Conan Doyle: Perhaps, when a man has special knowledge and special powers like my own, it rather encourages him to seek a complex explanation when a simpler one is at hand.
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Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes: He foresaw that she would be very much more useful to him in the character of a free woman.
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Arthur Conan Doyle Quote: So complex is the human spirit that it can itself scarce discern the deep springs which impel it to action.
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