Inspirational Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician. Below is a list of Inspirational Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes.

Arthur Conan Doyle is most noted for creating the character Sherlock Holmes and for his detective stories which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes
Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes

Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“You see, but you do not observe.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“What one man can invent, another can discover.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“To a great mind, nothing is little,’ remarked Holmes, sententiously.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“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.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle quotes

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“There are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world without them.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient book.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Watson. Come at once if convenient. If inconvenient, come all the same.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

“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. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

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  1. Thanks for sharing these!! I wonder what kind of relationship he had with women, given the comment about being secretive and mourning people. 🙂

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