Holmes Quotes

Quotes tagged as "holmes" (showing 1-30 of 38)
Arthur Conan Doyle
“I followed you.'

I saw no one.'

That is what you may expect to see when I follow you.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes Chronicles 24 - Die Teufelskralle

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Come, Watson, come!" he cried. The game is afoot.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.

A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Brittany Cavallaro
“The two of us, we're the best kind of disaster. Apples and oranges. Well, more like apples and machetes.”
Brittany Cavallaro, A Study in Charlotte

Vincent Starrett
“Here dwell together still two men of note
Who never lived and so can never die:
How very near they seem, yet how remote
That age before the world went all awry.
But still the game’s afoot for those with ears
Attuned to catch the distant view-halloo:
England is England yet, for all our fears–
Only those things the heart believes are true.

A yellow fog swirls past the window-pane
As night descends upon this fabled street:
A lonely hansom splashes through the rain,
The ghostly gas lamps fail at twenty feet.
Here, though the world explode, these two survive,
And it is always eighteen ninety-five.”
Vincent Starrett

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air -- or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Brittany Cavallaro
“I began wondering if there was some kind of Watsonian guide for the care and keeping of Holmeses.”
Brittany Cavallaro, A Study in Charlotte

Brittany Cavallaro
“We weren't Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. I was ok with that, I thought. We had things they didn't, too. Like electricity, and refrigerators. And Mario Kart.”
Brittany Cavallaro, A Study in Charlotte

Nancy Springer
“I hope that the kind reader recognises this as a despairing attempt at humour.”
Nancy Springer

Graham Moore
“In the darkest corner of a darkened room, all Sherlock Homes stories begin. In the pregnant dim of gaslight and smoke, Holmes would sit, digesting the day's papers, puffing on his long pipe, injecting himself with cocaine. He would pop smoke rings into the gloom, waiting for something, anything, to pierce into the belly of his study and release the promise of adventure; of clues to interpret; of, at last he would plead, a puzzle he could not solve. And after each story he would return here, into the dark room, and die day by day of boredom. The darkness of his study was his cage, but also the womb of his genius.”
Graham Moore, The Sherlockian

Arthur Conan Doyle
“If I remember rightly, you on one occasion defined my limits in a very precise fashion."

"Yes," [Watson] answered, laughing. "It was a singular document. Philosophy, astronomy, and politics were marked at zero, I remember. Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mudstains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco. Those, I think, were the main points of my analysis.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Brittany Cavallaro
“John H. Watson might have been many things - a doctor, a storyteller, and by most accounts a kind and decent man-but he clearly wasn't a zoologist. There's no such thing as a swamp adder. And the idea that Sherlock Holmes deduced its existence from a saucer of milk is ridiculous- snakes have zero interest in milk. They also can't hear anything but vibrations, so they wouldn't hear a whistle. But they do breathe, so a snake couldn't survive in a locked safe.”
Brittany Cavallaro, A Study in Charlotte

Graham Moore
“Murder was so trivial in the stories Harold loved. Dead bodies were plot points, puzzles to be reasoned out. They weren't brothers. Plot points didn't leave behind grieving sisters who couldn't find their shoes.”
Graham Moore, The Sherlockian

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Kalau kausingkirkan semua yang mustahil, apa pun yang tersisa, betapapun mustahilnya, adalah kebenaran.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

Anthony Horowitz
“No, the events which I am about to describe were simply too monstrous, too shocking to appear in print. They still are. It is no exaggeration to suggest that they would tear apart the entire fabric of society and, particularly at a time of war, this is something I cannot risk.”
Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Das Leben ist unendlich seltsamer als alles, was der menschliche Geist erfinden könnte.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Oh! A mystery is it?' I cried, rubbing my hands. 'This is very piquant. I am much obliged to you for bringing us together. "The proper study of mankind is man" you know”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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Arthur Conan Doyle
“I find it hard enough to tackle facts, Holmes, without flying away after theories and fancies."

"You are right," said Holmes demurely: "you do find it very hard to tackle the facts.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Dorothy B. Hughes
“But not to our Muffin.”
Dorothy B. Hughes, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Melvyn Small
“A three-pint problem”
Melvyn Small, Holmes: Volume 1

Arthur Conan Doyle
“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence, the question is what you can make people believe that you have done.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle
“This great and sombre stage is set for something
more worthy than that,” said he. “It is fortunate
for this community that I am not a criminal.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
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Arthur Conan Doyle
“There have,” said I, “been numerous petty thefts.”
Holmes snorted his contempt.
“This great and sombre stage is set for something more worthy than that,” said he. “It is fortunate for this community that I am not a criminal.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It would be superfluous to
drive us mad, my dear Watson”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Laurie R. King
“XVXVI, or 10-5-10-5-1, yielded H-E-H-E-A, which, unless she wanted to show her derisive laughter, made no sense.”
Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Deyth Banger
“Mr.Holmes is another sad work unfortunately.”
Deyth Banger

Colleen Gleason
“Hello, Miss Adler. Irene Adler. Wow," he said, his voice hushed. "This is so weird.”
Colleen Gleason, The Clockwork Scarab

Arthur Conan Doyle
“É arriscado especular antes de ter dados na mão...inconscientemente começa-se a torcer os factos para os acomodar às teorias, em vez de fazer as teorias coincidirem com os factos.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Evidência circunstancial é uma coisa ilusória - respondeu Holmes de modo pensativo; - pode demonstrar claramente determinado pormenor, mas se você alterar o seu ponto de vista, por pouco que seja, poderá notar que a evidência aponta de modo comprometedor noutra direcção completamente oposta.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Theodora Goss
“Cum mulieribus non est disputandum, as Cicero says.”
Theodora Goss, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

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