Hedgehog Goulash

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“Give me problems, give me work — give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession,—or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”

— Sherlock Holmes (The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)