My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems give me work give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
Women are naturally secretive and they like to do their own secreting.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Once you eliminate the impossible whatever remains no matter how improbable must be the truth.
Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however improbable must be the truth.
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible whatever remains however improbable must be the truth.
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however improbable must be the truth?
Violence does in truth recoil upon the violent and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
We can’t command our love but we can our actions.
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.
When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.
His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.
For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
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.
To the man who loves art for its own sake it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.