Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Birthday
To celebrate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday on 22nd May, we wanted to point you in the direction of the blog post that we wrote a few years ago talking about the author and his incredibly interesting life. Here’s a little snippet:
“Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland to Charles and Mary Doyle. He described his mother as a brilliant storyteller and a huge inspiration in his talent and desire for writing. At nine years old, Doyle moved to England to complete seven years of education at a prestigious boarding school. Doyle mostly despised school but found solace in writing to his mother and playing cricket."
(Fun fact! Doyle was a part of J.M Barrie’s amateur cricket team along with a number of other famous authors, including A.A Milne, PG Wodehouse, Rudyard Kipling and H.G. Wells. Rumour has it they were terrible!)
If you’d like to read that blog post in full, then you can do so right here!
As we’ve already written a short biography on Mr Conan Doyle, we thought we’d use this year’s blog post to share some of his best quotes instead.
Here they are!
"Let us consider the problem in the light of pure reason."
"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius."
"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes."
"It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it."
"There are times… when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again."
"Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent."
"Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound."
"When you have eliminated all which is impossible then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
If you’re a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work then you might like some of these Sherlock Holmes inspired gifts!