Dr Watson Quotes

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Arthur Conan Doyle
“My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle - a Sherlock Holmes Short Story

Arthur Conan Doyle
“If my future were black, it was better surely to face it like a man than to attempt to brighten it by mere will-o’-the-wisps of the imagination.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Emma Jane Holloway
“She wondered how Dr. Watson - a clever man in his own right - had lasted so many years without bashing his roommate over the head out of sheer frustration.”
Emma Jane Holloway, A Study in Darkness

Emma Jane Holloway
“Not that Dr Watson wasn't benign - he was one of the best souls in the Empire - but a man didn't get to be her uncle's right-hand man without a good uppercut and the stamina of a draft horse.”
Emma Jane Holloway, A Study in Silks

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Well, and there is the end of our little drama," I remarked, after we had sat some time smoking in silence. "I fear that it may be the last investigation in which I shall have the chance of studying your methods. Miss Morstan has done me the honour to accept me as a husband in prospective."
He gave a most dismal groan.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

Arthur Conan Doyle
“... but it is better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all." - Sherlock Holmes”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Man with the Twisted Lip - a Sherlock Holmes Short Story

Emma Jane Holloway
“Fool. He's as bad as Watson, trying to throw himself in harm's way for the sake of the Great Detective.”
Emma Jane Holloway, A Study in Darkness

Anthony Horowitz
“I hear it still. As I lay down my pen and take to my bed, I am aware of the bow being drawn across the bridge and the music rises into the night sky. It is far away and barely audible - but there it is! A pizzicato. Then a tremelo. The style is unmistakable. It is Sherlock Holmes who is playing. It must be. I hope with all my heart that he is playing for me . . .”
Anthony Horowitz

Arthur Conan Doyle
“On glancing over my notes of the seventy odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but none commonplace; for, working as he did rather for the love of his art than for the acquirement of wealth, he refused to associate himself with any investigation which did not tend towards the unusual, and even the fantastic.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Angela Misri
“She leaned back, closing her eyes and blowing out a thin wisp of smoke. “He was always a good-looking man. Your eyes are from him, the same blue, but you are slimmer of build and have your grandmother’s exotic face rather than his rounder, friendly one. He was a bit of a bounder, as men of his looks are apt to be.”
I grinned at this, adding to my mental picture.
“He married as often as…” she blinked, laughed, “well, as often as I did, I suppose, though my reasons were infinitely better.”
Angela Misri, Jewel of the Thames

Spencer Quinn
“Are you in law enforcement?' he said.
'No,' said Bernie, 'Why do you ask?'
'Because of your companion here,' Mason said. 'If he's not in the K-nine corps he should be.'
Oh, Mason! You don't know the half of it, whatever that might mean. I flunked out on the very last day! The leaping test, Mason! And leaping's my very best thing! Was this a good time for a demonstration? Perhaps a quick leap right over Mason's head and then scurrying back to where I was, no time wasted?...
Bernie turned to me. 'K-nine. That would be like Sherlock Holmes walking a beat.'
A complete puzzler. I couldn't make anything out of it. Bernie laughed and gave me a quick scratch between the ears. 'Which makes me Dr. Watson.”
Spencer Quinn, Of Mutts and Men