Friday, May 1, 2009

Quotable - "A Case of Identity" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Quotable: Weekly Literary QuotationsWelcome to Quotable, a weekly feature at Bookish Ruth. Each Friday I'll share a short passage that caught my attention -- it could be an old favorite or something that jumped out at me during that week's reading. I hope you'll enjoy it and perhaps share something that resonated with you during the week.

For the month of May, I'll be featuring quotations by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as part of my month-long Doyle tribute.

"Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable."
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "A Case of Identity"

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful passage, thank you for sharing!

    On a different note, I wanted to tell you I finished reading Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket by Justin Richards & I'm well into Doctor Who: Winner Takes All by Jacqueline Rayner now. Hope to publish reviews of both shortly (I've been sidelined with allergies most of the week). Thank you so much for recommending these to me, I've really enjoyed them!