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Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
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Yeah. The forces are too unequal... We are doomed, all of us.
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@Bully_rus what do you mean by "doomed"? To me, it sounds more as life having so many mysteries, that even the humans, despite their advancements and knowledge, are far from the truth of what it really is.
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Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
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Context from: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

ADVENTURE III.
A CASE OF IDENTITY



"My dear fellow," said Sherlock Holmes as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings at Baker Street, "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 generation, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable."

"And yet I am not convinced of it," I answered. "The cases which come to light in the papers are, as a rule, bald enough, and vulgar enough. We have in our police reports realism pushed to its extreme limits, and yet the result is, it must be confessed, neither fascinating nor artistic."

"A certain selection and discretion must be used in producing a realistic effect," remarked Holmes. "This is wanting in the police report, where more stress is laid, perhaps, upon the platitudes of the magistrate than upon the details, which to an observer contain the vital essence of the whole matter. Depend upon it, there is nothing so unnatural as the commonplace."

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life is very short
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Life is stranger than fiction!
ibj_ldn
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What a witty quote that is.
Conan Doyle is, without doubt, one of my favorite detective fiction authors along with Agatha Christie and Gilbert K. Chesterton.
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