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Arthur Conan Doyle
(1859-1930) born on
May 22
Scottish author, physician. He created the detective Sherlock Holmes in "A Study in Scarlet," 1887.
         
   
F
Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces the same effect as if you worked a love-story into the fifth proposition of Euclid.

R
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.
A
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.
N
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.
K
'It is my duty to warn you that it will be used against you,' cried the Inspector, with the magnificent fair play of the British criminal law.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson, in The Sign of Four, ch. 1 (1890).
R: Sherlock Holmes in "A Study in Scarlet," ch. 2, 1887.
A: Sherlock Holmes in "A Study in Scarlet," pt. 1, ch. 2, 1887.
N: Sherlock Holmes in "The Valley of Fear," ch. 1, 1915.
K: "The Dancing Men."
   


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