Sherlock Holmes Quotes

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

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

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

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

“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

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“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, Sherlock Holmes 

“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, Sherlock Holmes 

“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, Sherlock Holmes 

“To a great mind, nothing is little,’ remarked Holmes, sententiously.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“I wanted to end the world, but I’ll settle for ending yours.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

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

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“I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“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, Sherlock Holmes 

“You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“The man might have died in a fit; but then the jewels are missing,” mused the Inspector, “Ha! I have a theory. These flashes come upon me at times… What do you think of this, Holmes? Sholto was, on his own confession, with his brother last night. The brother died in a fit, on which Sholto walked off the treasure! How’s that?” “On which the dead man very considerately got up and locked the door on the inside,” said Holmes.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“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, Sherlock Holmes 

“It’s quite exciting,” said Sherlock Holmes, with a yawn.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

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“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, Sherlock Holmes 

“No: I am not tired. I have a curious constitution. I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.”  | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“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, Sherlock Holmes 

“It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

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“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 

“You can write me down an ass this time, Watson. This was not the bird that I was looking for.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“Come at once if convenient — if inconvenient come all the same.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“…Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“I cannot live without brainwork. What else is there to live for? Stand at the window here. Was ever such a dreary, dismal, unprofitable world? See how the yellow fog swirls down the street and drifts across the duncoloured houses. What could be more hopelessly prosaic and material?” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

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“I am not the law, but I represent justice so far as my feeble powers go.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of daily life.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“Do you know, Watson,” said he, “that it is one of the curses of a mind with a turn like mine that I must look at everything with reference to my own special subject. You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of their isolation and of the impunity with which crime may be committed there.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“You know my methods. Apply them.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“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, Sherlock Holmes 

“My business is that of every other good citizen – to uphold the law.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“The more outré and grotesque an incident is the more carefully it deserves to be examined.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“It is a capital mistake to theorize in advance of the facts. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“You may remember the old Persian saying, ´There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.´” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“…the motives of women are so inscrutable…Their most trivial action may mean volumes, or their most extraordinary conduct may depend upon a hairpin or a curling tongs.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“No man lives or has ever lived who has brought the same amount of study and of natural talent to the detection of crime which I have done.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“The chief proof of man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 

“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes 


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