Saturday, May 22, 2010

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 – July 7, 1930), physician and writer. He is best known as the creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes.

"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." - 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." - 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." - 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

"I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely." - Arthur Conan Doyle

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

"You see, but you do not observe." - Arthur Conan Doyle

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