Sherlock Holmes Quotes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"There is one correspondent who is a sure draw, Watson. That is the bank. Single ladies must live, and their passbooks are compressed diaries." ~ The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

"When you follow two deparate chains of thought, Watson, you will find some point of intersection which should approximate to the truth." ~ The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax

"Yes, I have a turn both for observation and for deduction. The theories which I have expressed there, and which appear to you to be so chimerical are really extremely practical -- so practical that I depend upon them for my bread and cheese." ~ A Study in Scarlet

"Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another." ~ The Adventure of the Speckled Band

"An Eley's No. 2 is an excellent argument with gentlemen who can twist steel pokers into knots." ~ The Adventure of the Speckled Band

"You see, my dear Watson"--he propped his test-tube in the rack, and began to lecture with the air of a professor addressing his class--"it is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one's audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though possibly a meretricious, effect." ~ The Adventure of the Dancing Men

"Where there is no imagination there is no horror." ~ A Study in Scarlet

"It was easier to know it than to explain why I knew it. If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you might find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of the fact." ~ A Study in Scarlet

"Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last." ~ The Adventure of the Red Circle

"Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared." ~ His Last Bow

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