Watson Quotes

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Steven Moffat
“I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research.”
Steven Moffat, A Study In Pink

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
“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

Richard Dawkins
“You could give Aristotle a tutorial. And you could thrill him to the core of his being. Aristotle was an encyclopedic polymath, an all time intellect. Yet not only can you know more than him about the world. You also can have a deeper understanding of how everything works. Such is the privilege of living after Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Planck, Watson, Crick and their colleagues.

I'm not saying you're more intelligent than Aristotle, or wiser. For all I know, Aristotle's the cleverest person who ever lived. That's not the point. The point is only that science is cumulative, and we live later.”
Richard Dawkins

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

Nikola Tesla
“Science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact. To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine. Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without. Owing to the similarity of our construction and the sameness of our environment, we respond in like manner to similar stimuli, and from the concordance of our reactions, understanding is born. In the course of ages, mechanisms of infinite complexity are developed, but what we call 'soul' or 'spirit,' is nothing more than the sum of the functionings of the body. When this functioning ceases, the 'soul' or the 'spirit' ceases likewise.

I expressed these ideas long before the behaviorists, led by Pavlov in Russia and by Watson in the United States, proclaimed their new psychology. This apparently mechanistic conception is not antagonistic to an ethical conception of life.”
Nikola Tesla, Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Miss Morstan and I stood together, and her hand was in mine. A wondrous subtle thing is love, for here were we two, who had never seen each other until that day, between whom no word or even look of affection had ever passed, and yet now in an hour of trouble our hands instinctively sought for each other. I have marveled at it since, but at the time it seemed the most natural thing that I would go out to her so, and, as she has often told me, there was in her also the instinct to turn to me for comfort and protection. So we stood hand in hand like two children, and there was peace in our hearts for all the dark things that surrounded us.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

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

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

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

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver into your pocket. An Eley's No. 2 is an excellent argument with gentlemen who can twist steel pokers into knots. That and a tooth-brush are, I think, all that we need.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

James D. Watson
“[When asked by a student if he believes in any gods]

Oh, no. Absolutely not... The biggest advantage to believing in God is you don't have to understand anything, no physics, no biology. I wanted to understand.”
James D. Watson

Arthur Conan Doyle
“You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Oh how I've missed you, Holmes.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Come at once if convenient- if inconvenient come all the same.
- S. H.”
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
“My sympathies and my love went out to her, even as my hand had in the garden. I felt that years of the conventionalities of life could not teach me to know her sweet, brave nature as had this one day of strange experiences. Yet there were two thoughts which sealed the words of affection upon my lips. She was weak and helpless, shaken in mind and nerve. It was to take her at a disadvantage to obtrude love upon her at such a time. Worst still, she was rich.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

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

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Y jamás se mostraba tan formidable como después de pasar días enteros en su sillón, sumido en sus improvisaciones y en sus libros antiguos.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“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. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meterologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?”
Dorothy Mccoy
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Arthur Conan Doyle
“...I object to rows because my nerves are shaken, and I get up at all sorts of ungodly hours, and I am extremely lazy. I have another set of vices when I'm well, but those are the principal ones at present.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

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

G.S. Denning
“The smell nearly distracted me from my task, but no-I remained steadfast. Stiff upper lip, Watson! Action! Answers!

THEN bacon.”
G.S. Denning, The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles

“Watson represents merely a step in the development of smart machines. Its answering prowess, so formidable on a winter afternoon in 2011, will no doubt seem quaint in a surprisingly short time.”
Stephen Baker, Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything

Mark Sohn
“The figure in the cloak had turned, waving a fist in the air in a gesture of pure spite. ‘Damn you!’ My whispered curse came as I drew my revolver, pausing only to take aim. Two shots rang out, shattering the very air between us. I could not be sure if the heavy bullets had found their mark; the fiend whirling around behind a chimney-stack a moment after I fired. A groan from the blackness below-it was Holmes!. - John Watson, Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Murders”
Mark Sohn, Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Murders: An Account of the Matter by John Watson M.D.

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Arthur Conan Doyle
“«Νομίζω, Ουώτσον, ότι μπορώ να φτάσω στο σημείο να ισχυριστώ ότι δεν έζησα και τελείως μάταια», σχολίασε.

«Αν ήταν να έκλεινε απόψε ο προσωπικός μου φάκελος, θα ήμουν σε θέση να τον αξιολογήσω με ήσυχη συνείδηση. Για μένα ο αέρας του Λονδίνου είναι ο πιο γλυκός.

Ασχολήθηκα με υποθέσεις που ξεπερνούν τις χίλιες και δεν έχω την αίσθηση ότι χρησιμοποίησα ποτέ τις δυνάμεις μου στο πλευρό της λάθος μεριάς. Τελευταία, έχω νιώσει τον πειρασμό να ασχοληθώ με τα προβλήματα που μας παρουσιάζει η φύση, αντί με εκείνα τα λιγότερο σημαντικά για τα οποία υπεύθυνη είναι η προσποίηση της κοινωνίας μας.

Τα απομνημονεύματά σου Ουώτσον, θα φτάσουν στο τέλος τους την ημέρα που θα στέψω τη σταδιοδρομία μου με τη σύλληψη ή την εξόντωση του πλέον επικίνδυνου και ικανού εγκληματία της Ευρώπης.»”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Как да ви кажа, според мен първоначално човешкият ум е нещо като празно таванче, където всеки прибира ненужни мебели. Глупакът наблъсква каквито му попаднат вехтории, така че знанията, които могат да му бъдат от полза, биват изхвърлени навън поради липса на място или в най-добрия случай са така затрупани с разни неща, че му е трудно да стигне до тях. Друго е квалифицираният труженик: той наистина много внимава какво прибира в тавана, в мозъка си. Не разполага с нищо освен със сечивата, с чиято помощ си върши работата, по пък асортиментът им е голям и ги е подредил по най-съвършен начин. Грешно е да се смята, че малката стаичка е с разтегателни стени и може да се разширява безкрай. Повярвайте ми, идва време, когато за всяко добавено ново познание човек забравя нещо, което някога е знаел. Следователно най-важното е да не се позволи на безполезните факти да изместят полезните”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

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