Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.

Famous quotes by conan doyle:

    ‘Excellent!’ I cried.
    ‘Elementary,’ said he.
    —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
    —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
    —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    What a lovely thing a rose is!... Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But the rose is an extra. Its smell and its colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras.
    —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    ‘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.... I would call your attention to the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.’
    ‘The dog did nothing in the night-time.’
    ‘That was the curious incident.’
    —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)