“(Reblogged from parkstepp)
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
And for anyone like me who didn’t know what outre means -
ou·tré [oo-trey] adjective
passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre.