Friday, May 15, 2009

Quotable - The Valley of Fear 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. Today I'm highlighting a favorite from The Valley of Fear:

"I am not a whole-souled admirer of womankind, as you are aware, Watson, but my experience of life has taught me that there are few wives, having any regard for their husbands, who would let any man's spoken word stand between them and that husband's dead body. Should I ever marry, Watson, I should hope to inspire my wife with some feeling which would prevent her from being walked off by a housekeeper when my corpse was lying within a few yards of her."
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

9 comments:

  1. What a fun quote! It's great that you're highlighting him because I'm not familiar with him and your posts have been very intriguing!

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  2. Based on that quote it is certainly a good thing that Mary Russell came along!

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  3. I love that quote! Unfortunately, I don't have any good quotes this week. :(

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  5. I used to read Sherlock Holmes like crazy in high school and then I stopeed. I will have to revisit these awesome books.

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  6. Nice quote!

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  7. cool! im studying the valley of fear for english and just chanced upon your site. i wonder what that quote meant. sherlock holmes mysteries are my favs.

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  8. wow this quote has quite a deep meaning to some of us! when i read the first line, i thought how true that was (holmes isn't one to socialise, after all, he's there to solve mysteries). sherlock holmes mysteries are my favs.

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  9. 2 of my quotes have actually been posted! are you still studying that quote or have you moved on? I'll like to find out more about the books you read and the quotes you post.

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