You know my method, Watson. It is founded on the observances of trifles.
One must always tell what one sees. Above all, which is more difficult, one must always see what one sees.
Each one sees what he carries in his heart.
He who can take no great interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great.
If I were to prescribe one process in the training of men which is fundamental to success in any direction, it would be thoroughgoing training in the habit of accurate observation. It is a habit which every one of us should be seeking ever more to perfect.
Balloon: Thing to take meteroric observations and commit suicide with.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
The other line moves faster.
One must talk about everything according to its nature, how it comes to be and how it grows. Men have talked about the world without paying attention to the world of their own minds, as if they were asleep or absent-minded.
How are you going to see the sun if you lie on your stomach?