Arthur Conan Doyle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old arthur conan doyle quotes, arthur conan doyle sayings, and arthur conan doyle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


My sister and I, you will recollect, were twins, and you know how subtle are the links which bind two souls which are so closely allied.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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.      

Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

What a lovely thing a rose is!     

Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman.     

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

Everything I have to say has already crossed your mind. Then possibly my answer has crossed yours.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really merely commonplaces of existence.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

Some people's affability is more deadly than the violence of coarser souls.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

When a man does a queer thing, or two queer things, there may be a meaning to it, but when everything he does is queer, then you begin to wonder.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

Healthy scepticism is the basis of all accurate observation.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

Streams may spring from one source and yet some may be clear and some be foul.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

When we think how narrow and devious this path of nature is, how dimly we can trace it, for all our lamps of science, and how from the darkness which girds it round great and terrible possibilities loom ever shadowly upwards, it is a bold and a confident man who will put a limit to the strange by-oaths into which the human spirit may wander.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

It is, of course, a trifle, but there is nothing so important as trifles.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

To underestimate oneself is as much an exaggeration of one's powers than the other.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

A study of family portraits is enough to convert a man to the theory of reincarnation.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.     

Arthur Conan Doyle