Moriarty Quotes

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Arthur Conan Doyle
“I wanted to end the world, but I'll settle for ending yours.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle
“He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city, He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider in the center of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them. He does little himself. He only plans.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I could not rest, Watson, I could not sit quiet in my chair, if I thought that such a man as Professor Moriarty were walking the streets of London unchallenged.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle
“My horror at his crimes was lost in my admiration at his skill.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Kim Newman
“Moriarty smiled his adder’s smile.

And I relaxed. I knew. My destiny and his wound together. It was a sensation I’d never got before upon meeting a man. When I’d had it from women, the upshot ranged from disappointment to attempted murder. Understand me, Professor James Moriarty was a hateful man, the most hateful, hateable, creature I have ever known, not excluding Sir Augustus and Kali’s Kitten and the Abominable Bloody Snow-Bastard and the Reverend Henry James Prince. He was something man-shaped that had crawled out from under a rock and moved into the manor house. But, at that moment, I was his, and I remain his forever. If I am remembered, it will be because I knew him. From that day on, he was my father, my commanding officer, my heathen idol, my fortune and terror and rapture.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Kim Newman
“Dullards would have you believe that once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth... but to a mathematical mind, the impossible is simply a theorem yet to be solved. We must not eliminate the impossible, we must conquer it, suborn it to our purpose.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

“I live by three simple rules

1. Order your existence in a way which is necessary to meet your needs.

2. Surround yourself with people that can be manipulated.

3. In every conquest find a way to be victorious.”
Daniel Corey, Moriarty

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Is he not the celebrated author of The Dynamics of an Asteroid, a book which ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that it is said that there was no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it?”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

Kim Newman
“He left the room, and closeted himself in the dark, buzzing space where he raised his wasps and plotted the courses of heavenly bodies.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Kim Newman
“How did your parents come to be "lost at sea", Moriarty?'

The professor paused, and said, 'Mysteriously, Moran.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Kim Newman
“Moriarty rarely smiled,and then usually to terrify some poor victim. The first time I heard him laugh, I thought he had been struck by a deadly poison and the stutter escaping through his locked jaws was a death rattle.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Kim Newman
“Somehow, the notion that Professor Moriarty had parents - might have been a child - never sat right. A viper is a snake straight from the egg. I couldn't help but picture little Jamie as a balding midget in a sailor suit, spying Cook and the baker's boy rolling in the flour on the kitchen table through his toy telescope, and blackmailing them for extra buns.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Kim Newman
“No crime too small’ was never exactly Moriarty’s slogan, but the criminal genius would apply himself to minor offences if an unusual challenge was presented.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Jaclyn Moriarty
“And everywhere I turned: Riley and Amelia.
I suppose this could have been because I was always following them around.”
Jaclyn Moriarty, The Ghosts of Ashbury High

Jaclyn Moriarty
“You should have seen her this morning,' he said, smiling. 'She's got into the pantry and tipped a box of Cheerios all over the kitchen floor. I walk in and she's crawling around eating them as fast as she can. Mum's standing there, watching her - she got this embarrassed look when she saw me - she does, 'I know, I know, but I can't bring myself to stop her. She thinks she's hit the jackpot.”
Jaclyn Moriarty, The Ghosts of Ashbury High

Kim Newman
“Only an idiot guesses or reasons or deduces,’ the Professor said, patiently.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Emma Jane Holloway
“Only then did she pause to read Juniper's card.Professor James Moriarty. She slipped it into her reticule without another thought. The name meant nothing to her, except that he looked more like a James than an Arnold.”
Emma Jane Holloway, A Study in Ashes

Kim Newman
“He stroked Tibbles, who was starting to leak and make nasty little noises.”
Kim Newman, Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

Cristina Bruni
“Odiava quel luogo – il luogo maledetto come lo aveva battezzato nella sua mente – eppure non poteva negare il forte richiamo che esercitava sulla propria persona. Sarebbe stato capace di individuarlo anche attraverso una folta coltre di nebbia, ritornandoci a occhi chiusi, come farebbe un columba livia con la sua colombaia.

Il suo luogo maledetto, le cascate di Reichenbach...”
Cristina Bruni, La tigre e il professore

“You can't teach the bird to fly, you can only whisper your encouragement beneath the wings of it's knowing...
Moriarty”
Dean Moriarty

Eva Chase
“I giveth, and I taketh away.”
Eva Chase, A Study in Seduction

Eva Chase
“I don’t have much conscience to go around—I’d like to keep any weight off it that I can.”
Eva Chase, A Study in Seduction

Eugen Bacon
“If I were a fictional character, I'd be... Professor Moriarty. A tantalising mastermind. S/he’d be a person of colour.”
Eugen Bacon

Eva Chase
“I was Jemma Moriarty. I could play the world like Sherlock played his fucking violin. Why not?”
Eva Chase, A Study in Seduction