Arthur Conan Doyle, fully Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan
Doyle, fully Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
1859
1930

English Physician and Detective-Story Writer, famous for detective Sherlock Holmes crime fiction adventures, also Science Fiction Stories, Plays, Romances, Poetry, Historical and Non-fiction Novels

Author Quotes

Pshaw, my dear fellow, what do the public, the great unobservant public, who could hardly tell a weaver by his tooth or a compositor by his left thumb, care about the finer shades of analysis and deduction!

When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

It's a wicked world, and when a clever man turns his brains to crime, it is the worst of all.

An exception disproves the rule.

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

When the impossible has been eliminated, whatever remains, no matter how improbable is possible.

To a great mind, nothing is little.

Men scorn what they don't understand.

Author Picture
First Name
Arthur Conan
Last Name
Doyle, fully Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
Birth Date
1859
Death Date
1930
Bio

English Physician and Detective-Story Writer, famous for detective Sherlock Holmes crime fiction adventures, also Science Fiction Stories, Plays, Romances, Poetry, Historical and Non-fiction Novels