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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #detect

The private detective of fiction is a fantastic creation who acts and speaks like a real man. He can be completely realistic in every sense but one, that one sense being that in life as we know it such a man would not be a private detective." (Letter, April 19, 1951)

Raymond Chandler

#private-detective #realism #writing #life

Because it is my desire. Is that not enough?" [Sherlock Holmes on his raison d'être.]

Arthur Conan Doyle

#motivation #raison-d-être #sherlock-holmes #motivational

When I saw the Twilight movies I thought being a Vampyre was so romantic. When my friends decided to be Vampyres it was so cool. We would do anything to be like Dwayne and Maria and the rest. I got what I wished for but I have no life to enjoy it with.

Abramelin Keldor

#paranormal #movies

Time is a terrible thing because it can erase both joys and pains.

Gosho Aoyama

#inspirational #mystery #inspirational

There are no crimes and no criminals in these days. What is the use of having brains in our profession? I know well that I have it in me to make my name famous. No man lives or has ever lived who has brought the same amount of study and of natural talent to the detection of crime which I have done. And what is the result? There is no crime to detect, or, at most, some bungling villainy with a motive so transparent that even a Scotland Yard official can see through it.

Arthur Conan Doyle

#crime-solving #criminals #detectives #sherlock-holmes #superiority

You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles.

Arthur Conan Doyle

#investigation #methods #mysteries #sherlock-holmes #trifles

The only reason you need me at all, John, is because Magick actually works. If it were all just smoke and mirrors and stage magic, if the world worked the way religion or science says it works, then we wouldn’t have Vampyres in the first place. I’d be out of a job.

Abramelin Keldor

#paranormal #religion

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.

Arthur Conan Doyle

#crime #detective #mystery #novel #chance

And then I thought that I had to be like Sherlock Holmes and I had to detach my mind at will to a remarkable degree so that I did not notice how much it was hurting inside my head.

Mark Haddon


Our relationship with literary characters, at least to those that exercise a certain attraction over us, rests in fact on a denial. We know perfectly well, on a conscious level, that these characters “do not exist,” or in any case do not exist in the same way as do the inhabitants of the real world. But things manifest in an entirely different way on the unconscious level, which is interested not in the ontological differences between worlds but in the effect they produce on the psyche. Every psychoanalyst knows how deeply a subject can be influenced, and even shaped, sometimes to the point of tragedy, by a fictional character and the sense of identification it gives rise to. This remark must first of all be understood as a reminder that we ourselves are usually fictional characters for other people […]

Pierre Bayard

#detective-criticism #fiction #psychology #reading #sherlock-holmes

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