The Detective Business Quotes

"When you follow two deparate chains of thought, Watson, you will find some point of intersection which should approximate to the truth." ~ The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

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"Yes, I have a turn both for observation and for deduction. The theories which I have expressed there, and which appear to you to be so chimerical are really extremely practical -- so practical that I depend upon them for my bread and cheese." ~ A Study in Scarlet

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"You see, my dear Watson"--he propped his test-tube in the rack, and began to lecture with the air of a professor addressing his class--"it is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one's audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though possibly a meretricious, effect." ~ The Adventure of the Dancing Men

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