“It is all elementary Holmes!” , Watson reminded Holmes. “Isn’t that what you said?”
“Facts are not facts until it is proven that it is a fact. Assumptions are never facts. A classic rookie mistake. But you are not a rookie, are you now Holmes?
“A keen observer yes, but not god. When you believe you are one, you stop looking at what is what and believe what is not. What you see is not always as it seems to be. What you see can be a manipulation to steer you away from your path of truth. Your ultimate goal – the truth. What you see can also be what you want to see, what you want it to be. Now that is not fact, is it Holmes?
“Theorizing before verifying. Theorizing based on unproven facts. Theorizing based on a manipulation act. Another classic error of judgement. Remember what you said? You told me, ‘It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.’ Where are the evidence, Holmes? What didn’t you observe?”
‘Quit playing melancholy tunes on your violin. And now will the real Holmes please stand up?”
Holmes, the most mysteriously interesting character I’ve ever met.