Arthur Conan Doyle

“They were admirable things for the observer - excellent for drawing the veil from men's motives and actions. But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results. Grit in a sensitive instrument, or a crack in one of his own high-power lenses, would not be more disturbing than a strong emotion in a nature such as his.”


Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
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The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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