Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A change is as good as a rest.      

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Excellence at Chess is one mark of a scheming mind.     

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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Where there is no imagination there is no horror.     

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror.     

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The charlatan is always the pioneer... The quack of yesterday is the professor of tomorrow.     

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.     

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Just as an octopus may have his den in some ocean cave, and come floating out a silent image of horror to attack a swimmer, so I picture such a spirit lurking in the dark of the house which he curses by his presence, and ready to float out upon all whom he can injure.     

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid.      

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