Browse Quotes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Listen to me while I lay a curse upon you and yours!" she cries, as she raised her shriveled arms and blighted him with her flashing eyes: "As you have done to the house of Loring, so may God do to you, until your power is swept from the land of England, and of your great Abbey of Waverley there is nothing left but a pile of grey stones in a green meadow! I see it! With my old eyes I see it! From scullion to abbot and from cellar to tower, may Waverley and all within it droop and wither from this night on!" ~ Sir Nigel

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"The Scotch knights have no masters in the world, and he who can hold his own with the best of them, be it a Douglas, a Murray or a Seaton, has nothing more to learn." ~ Sir Nigel

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"Hot hate is twin brother to hot love." ~ Sir Nigel

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There was a brisk northern wind, heavy and wet with the salt of the sea, and he felt, as he turned his face to it, fresh life and strength surging in his blood and bracing his limbs. ~ Sir Nigel

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"It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." ~ The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

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"It is quite a three pipe problem . . . " ~ The Red-Headed League

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"I hardly looked at his face. His knees were what I wished to see." ~ The Red-Headed League

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"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so." ~ The Red-Headed League

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"As a rule," said Holmes, "the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify." ~ The Red-Headed League

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"But he had not that supreme gift of the artist, the knowledge of when to stop." ~ The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

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