The Detective Business Quotes

"Once or twice in my career I feel that I have done more real harm by my discovery of the criminal than ever he had done by his crime. I have learned caution now, and I had rather play tricks with the law of England than with my own conscience." ~ The Adventure of the Abbey Grange

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"It is a capital mistake to theorize in advance of the facts." ~ The Adventure of the Second Stain

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"Amid the action and reaction of so dense a swarm of humanity, every possible combination of events may be expected to take place, and many a little problem will be presented which may be striking and bizarre without being criminal." ~ The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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"On the contrary, Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see. You are too timid in drawing your inferences." ~ The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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"Singularity is almost invariably a clue. The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult it is to bring it home." ~ The Boscombe Valley Mystery

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"Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing," answered Holmes thoughtfully. "It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shift your own point of view a little, you may find it pointing in an equally uncompromising manner to something entirely different." ~ The Boscombe Valley Mystery

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"Problems may be solved in the study which have baffled all those who have sought a solution by the aid of their senses." ~ The Five Orange Pips

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"It's a bonny thing," said he. "Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil's pet baits." ~ The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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"I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumb-nails, or the great issues that may hang from a boot-lace." ~ A Case of Identity

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"No, no: I never guess. It is a shocking habit,--destructive to the logical faculty." ~ The Sign of The Four

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