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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
It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognise out of a number of facts which are incidental and which are vital . . . .

R
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.
A
The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.
N
Depend upon it, there is nothing so unnatural as the commonplace.
K
'Excellent!' I cried. 'Elementary,' said he.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Gregory, in "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes," "Silver Blaze," 1893.
R: Sherlock Holmes in "The Sign of Four," ch. 1, 1890.
A: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
N: "A Case of Identity."
K: Watson talking to Sherlock Holmes in "The Crooked Man."
   


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