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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.
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 . . . .

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.
The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.
Depend upon it, there is nothing so unnatural as the commonplace.
'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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