“I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
ennui,” he answered, yawning. “Alas! I already feel it closing in upon me. My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so.”
“life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
“It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.