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Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle
KStJ DL

Doyle in 1914
Doyle in 1914

Born

Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle22 May 1859 Edinburgh, Scotland

Died

7 July 1930 Crowborough, England

Occupation

  • Author
  • writer
  • physician

Nationality

Scottish

Education

University of Edinburgh

Genre

  • Detective fiction
  • fantasy
  • science fiction
  • historical novels
  • non-fiction

Notable works

  • Stories of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Lost World

Spouse

  • Louisa Hawkins ( m.  1885; died 1906)
  • Jean Leckie ( m.  1907)

Children

5

Signature

Website

www .conandoyleestate .com

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

Doyle was a prolific writer; his non-Sherlockian works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement", helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste.

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To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived. - Arthur Conan Doyle

To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.

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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

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.

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For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination. - Arthur Conan Doyle

For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.

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Where there is no imagination there is no horror. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

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Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

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When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge. - Arthur Conan Doyle

When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.

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His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge. - Arthur Conan Doyle

His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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We can't command our love, but we can our actions. - Arthur Conan Doyle

We can't command our love, but we can our actions.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.

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Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

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Any truth is better than indefinite doubt. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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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. - Arthur Conan Doyle

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

Arthur Conan Doyle

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