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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
Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

R
Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime you should dwell.
A
All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.
N
I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace.
K
You mentioned your name as if I should recognise it, but beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatsoever about you.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Sherlock Holmes in "A Study in Scarlet," ch. 2, 1887.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Sherlock Holmes of his brother Mycroft., in "His Last Bow," "The Bruce-Partington Plans," 1917.
N: Sherlock Holmes in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," "A Case of Identity," 1892.
K: "The Memoires of Sherlock Holmes."
   


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