Quotes About Sherlock Holmes

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Arthur Conan Doyle
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

Arthur Conan Doyle
“You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow: 8 Stories

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

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Excellent!" I cried. "Elementary," said he.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes

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

Arthur Conan Doyle
“My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. 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.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

Arthur Conan Doyle
“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.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
“The game is afoot.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Adventure of the Abbey Grange

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle
“To a great mind, nothing is little,' remarked Holmes, sententiously.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?'

'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.'

'The dog did nothing in the night-time.'

'That was the curious incident,' remarked Sherlock Holmes.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze

Arthur Conan Doyle
“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Do you remember what Darwin says about music? He claims that the power of producing and appreciating it existed among the human race long before the power of speech was arrived at. Perhaps that is why we are so subtly influenced by it. There are vague memories in our souls of those misty centuries when the world was in its childhood.'
That's a rather broad idea,' I remarked.
One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature,' he answered.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Arthur Conan Doyle
“A man always finds it hard to realize that he may have finally lost a woman's love, however badly he may have treated her.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Musgrave Ritual

Thomas Cathcart
“Holmes and Watson are on a camping trip. In the middle of the night Holmes wakes up and gives Dr. Watson a nudge. "Watson" he says, "look up in the sky and tell me what you see."

"I see millions of stars, Holmes," says Watson.

"And what do you conclude from that, Watson?"

Watson thinks for a moment. "Well," he says, "astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meterologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I see that God is all-powerful, and we are small and insignficant. Uh, what does it tell you, Holmes?"

"Watson, you idiot! Someone has stolen our tent!”
Thomas Cathcart

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

Arthur Conan Doyle
“You're not hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say that you are not hurt!"
It was worth a wound -- it was worth many wounds -- to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
“From the first day I met her, she was the only woman to me. Every day of that voyage I loved her more, and many a time since have I kneeled down in the darkness of the night watch and kissed the deck of that ship because I knew her dear feet had trod it. She was never engaged to me. She treated me as fairly as ever a woman treated a man. I have no complaint to make. It was all love on my side, and all good comradeship and friendship on hers. When we parted she was a free woman, but I could never again be a free man.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Dying Detective

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle
“There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Five Orange Pips

Mark Gatiss
“I imagine John Watson thinks love’s a mystery to me, but the chemistry is incredibly simple and very destructive. When we first met, you told me that a disguise is always a self portrait, how true of you, the combination to your safe – your measurements. But this is far more intimate. This is your heart, and you should never let it rule your head. You could have chosen any random number and walked out of here today with everything you worked for. But you just couldn’t resist it, could you? I’ve always assumed that love is a dangerous disadvantage. Thank you for the final proof.”
Mark Gatiss

Arthur Conan Doyle
“No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Arthur Conan Doyle
“How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

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