A Study in Scarlet was written in 1886 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and published the following year. It served as the introduction of one of the most famous characters in literature, Sherlock Holmes.
“There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colorless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.” ~ A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Out of the dark we came, into the dark we go. Like a storm-driven bird at night we fly out of the Nowhere; for a moment our wings are seen in the light of the fire, and, lo! we are gone again into the Nowhere. ~ King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
“Circumstantial evidence,” continued the young man, as if he scarcely heard Lady Audley’s interruption-“that wonderful fabric which is built out of straws collected at every point of the compass, and which is yet strong enough to hang a man.” ~ Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
This morning I tried to find a quote to post about the Seahawks and the Super Bowl. It was hard to find a quote that worked and I almost rejected this one. After all, wouldn’t a quote from Anne of Green Gables be to “girly” to use to describe the heartbreaking loss of the Seahawks? I decided to go with it anyway.
Out of all the teams that tried to get to the Super Bowl this year only two teams made it. Only one of those teams was there for the second year in a row. The lesson is to not be so afraid of losing that you’re afraid to try.