Quotation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognise out of a number of facts which are incidental and which are vital.... I would call your attention to the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident."
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes talking to Inspector Gregory, in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, "Silver Blaze," (1893).
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