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"full of obvious things"

Happy birthday to jalara! May you have a wonderful day today, and may you live long and prosper.

Today is also the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

In celebration, here are a few related links:
Discovering Sherlock Holmes (Stanford University)
Project Gutenberg Titles by Arthur Conan Doyle (audio and text)
The Sherlock Holmes Canon Online
Doyle's Non-Holmes Works on the Web

Some Doyle-related audio downloads are available at the following:
The Mercury Theater on the Air
AudioBooksforFree.com (Search "Arthur Conan Doyle")


And some quotes for the day by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes."
-from The Hound of the Baskervilles

"Do you know anything on earth which has not a dangerous side if it is mishandled and exaggerated?"
-from The Land of Mist

"The charlatan is always the pioneer. From the astrologer came the astronomer, from the alchemist the chemist, from the mesmerist the experimental psychologist. The quack of yesterday is the professor of tomorrow."
-from The Leather Funnel

"'The Valley of Fear,'" the lady answered. "That was an expression he has used when I questioned him. 'I have been in the Valley of Fear. I am not out of it yet.' -- 'Are we never to get out of the Valley of Fear?' I have asked him when I have seen him more serious than usual. 'Sometimes I think that we never shall,' he has answered."
-from The Valley of Fear

I look out at the sunrise--that fateful sunrise which will shine upon an unpeopled world. The human race is gone, extinguished in a day, but the planets swing round and the tides rise or fall, and the wind whispers, and all nature goes her way, down, as it would seem, to the very amoeba, with never a sign that he who styled himself the lord of creation had ever blessed or cursed the universe with his presence.
-from The Poison Belt

Comments

( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
jalara
May. 22nd, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I really liked the ACD quotes - especially the dangerous one.
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh yay - it even matches your darling icon! :)

Hope you had a great day.
asphixiapixia
May. 22nd, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
Ah how very sweet of you. Happy birthday to your friend as well.

I love Holmes. Very nice quotes. Thanks for sharing sweetie.
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! *hugs*
agentxpndble
May. 22nd, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Ooo... Nice quotes! Thanks!
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
You betcha! :)
eveningblue
May. 22nd, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)

Google is also celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday.
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
I loved Google's Holmes tribute! Thanks for the heads up!
clara_posts
May. 22nd, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
Hehehe - love the icon :o)

And in honour of the day, here are Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan at 221b Baker Street.

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fungus_files
May. 23rd, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
LOL.

This is just...too beautiful.
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Isn't it the best? *Jedi love*
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
This picture RULES. I love how the boys are using the Force to levitate up to the doorknob. Beautiful! :) Thanks so much for the huge smile.
mamomo
May. 22nd, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
YAY!

*applauds post*
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks! *curtseys*
ailing_prophecy
May. 23rd, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
Hey there Lady of the Lake........Were you aware of this bit oddness? I thought it was interesting. http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/browndsdebunk/
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Whoa! I wasn't aware of the whole debunking thing - thanks a ton for the heads up!
fungus_files
May. 23rd, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
I saw the Google tribute and then remembered. Lovely b'day post for ACD.

What would be great is a filmic version of "A Study in Emerald." :D
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

What would be great is a filmic version of "A Study in Emerald." :D

*sigh* You said it! *drools*
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