15 Quotes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Help You Solve Any Mystery

Without great literary works of crime and mystery, many of us would be lost on how to solve the simplest of occurrences. There are many heroes in literature who have solved case after case of nefarious acts, but none are as unique, classy, and witty as the creation of Sherlock Holmes; of which we have author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to thank. Here are fifteen quotes by one of the best crime and mystery novelists the world has ever seen!




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


Where there is no imagination there is no horror.


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


There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.


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


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.


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


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


The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless.


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


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


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


I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.



A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so.



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.




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