Sherlock Holmes Quotes

"From the point of view of the criminal expert," said Mr. Sherlock Holmes, "London has become a singularly uninteresting city since the death of the late lamented Professor Moriarty." ~ The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

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"It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." ~ The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

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"It is quite a three pipe problem . . . " ~ The Red-Headed League

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"I hardly looked at his face. His knees were what I wished to see." ~ The Red-Headed League

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"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so." ~ The Red-Headed League

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"As a rule," said Holmes, "the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify." ~ The Red-Headed League

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"But he had not that supreme gift of the artist, the knowledge of when to stop." ~ The Adventure of the Norwood Builder

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"What one man can invent another can discover," said Holmes. ~ The Adventure of the Dancing Men

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"We had got as far as this, when who should walk in but the gentleman himself, who had been drinking his beer in the taproom and had heard the whole conversation. Who was I? What did I want? What did I mean by asking questions? He had a fine flow of language, and his adjectives were very vigorous." ~ The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist

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"The Press, Watson, is a most valuable institution, if you only know how to use it. " ~ The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

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