Middelmådigheten kjenner ikke noe større enn seg selv, mens begavelsen straks gjenkjenner geniet.
Fryktens dal (1915), kap. 1.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius, and MacDonald had talent enough for his profession to enable him to perceive that there was no humiliation in seeking the assistance of one who already stood alone in Europe, both in his gifts and in his experience. Holmes was not prone to friendship, but he was tolerant of the big Scotchman, and smiled at the sight of him.
Tittel: forfatter og medisiner
Levde: 1859 - 1930
Doyle er mest kjent for sine detektivromaner med karakteren Sherlock Holmes.