Arthur Conan Doyle,Александр Левкин

A Study In Scarlet

  • megustasbananahas quoted5 years ago
    It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.”
  • anastazijavegelhas quoted3 years ago
    “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.
  • saleaarohihas quotedlast month
    “No data yet,” he answered. “It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.”
  • ricamaybhiehas quoted2 months ago
    It’s just as well for two fellows to know the worst of one another before they begin to live together.”
  • ricamaybhiehas quoted2 months ago
    “By Jove!” I cried; “if he really wants someone to share the rooms and the expense, I am the very man for him. I should prefer having a partner to being alone.”
  • Alexa Gracehas quoted2 months ago
    “Look here, Mr. Sherlock Holmes,” he said, “we are all ready to acknowledge that you are a smart man, and that you have your own methods of working. We want something more than mere theory and preaching now, though. It is a case of taking the man. I have made my case out, and it seems I was wrong. Young Charpentier could not have been engaged in this second affair. Lestrade went after his man, Stangerson, and it appears that he was wrong too. You have thrown out hints here, and hints there, and seem to know more than we do, but the time has come when we feel that we have a right to ask you straight how much you do know of the business. Can you name the man who did it?”
  • Alexa Gracehas quoted2 months ago
    The most commonplace crime is often the most mysterious, because it presents no new or special features from which deductions may be drawn.
  • Alexa Gracehas quoted2 months ago
    These strange details, far from making the case more difficult, have really had the effect of making it less so
  • Alexa Gracehas quoted2 months ago
    “I ought to know by this time that when a fact appears to be opposed to a long train of deductions, it invariably proves to be capable of bearing some other interpretation.
  • Alexa Gracehas quoted2 months ago
    It is a mistake to confound strangeness with mystery.
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