Sherlock Holmes Quotes
From the life and works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
'It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.' - 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?' - Sherlock Holmes from The Sign of Four
'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. From Silver Blaze
'Mr. Holmes, they were the footsteps of a gigantic hound!' - Dr. Mortimer from The Hound of the Baskervilles
'Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him.' - Dr. John Watson from The Hound of the Baskervilles
'There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.' - Sherlock Holmes from The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
'You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.' - Sherlock Holmes from The Adventure of the Man with the Twisted Lip
'My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.' - Sherlock Holmes from The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
'A man always finds it hard to realize that he may have finally lost a woman's love, however badly her may have treated her.' - Sherlock Holmes from The Musgrave Ritual
'The game is afoot.' - Sherlock Holmes from The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
'To a great mind, nothing is little,' remarked Holmes, sententiously. - Sherlock Holmes from A Study in Scarlet
'Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon on the crime that you should dwell.' - Sherlock Holmes from The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
'Excellent!' I cried.
'Elementary,' said he. From The Crooked Man
'Under such circumstances I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.' - Dr. John Watson from A Study in Scarlet