Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes.

1. "Is he not the celebrated author of The Dynamics of an Asteroid, a book which ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that it is said that there was no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it?"
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

2. "Birdy Edwards is here. I am Birdy Edwards!"
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

3. "here at last there was a fitting object for those remarkable powers which, like all special gifts, become irksome to their owner when they are not in use. That razor brain blunted and rusted with inaction."
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

4. "Well Holmes", I murmured, "have you found anything out?" He stood beside me in silence, his candle in his hand. Then the tall, lean figure inclined towards me. "I say, Watson", he whispered, "would you be afraid to sleep in the same room with a lunatic, a man with softening of the brain, an idiot whose mind has lost its grip?" "Not in the least," I answered in astonishment. "Ah, that's lucky," he said, and not another word would he utter that night."
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

5. "Mr. Mac, the most practical thing that you ever did in your life would be to shut yourself up for three months and read twelve hours a day at the annals of crime."
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

6. "The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession."
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

7. "The interplay of ideas and the oblique uses of knowledge are often of extraordinary interest. You"
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

8. "Lying across his chest was a curious weapon, a shotgun with the barrel sawed off a foot in front of the triggers. It was clear that this had been fired at close range and that he had received the whole charge in the face, blowing his head almost to pieces. The triggers had been wired together, so as to make the simultaneous discharge more destructive."
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

9. "The funds are good at the moment," said the treasurer, with the bankbook in front of him. "The firms have been generous of late. Max Linder & Co. paid five hundred to be left alone. Walker Brothers sent in a hundred; but I took it on myself to return it and ask for five. If I do not hear by Wednesday, their winding gear may get out of order. We had to burn their breaker last year before they became reasonable. Then the West Section Coaling Company has paid its annual contribution. We have enough on hand to meet any obligations." "What"
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

10. "Because it is done by a man who cannot afford to fail, one whose whole unique position depends upon the fact that all he does must succeed. A great brain and a huge organization have been turned to the extinction of one man. It is crushing the nut with the triphammer—an absurd extravagance of energy—but the nut is very effectually crushed all the same."
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

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