Notable quotations

Total quotes: 39 (showing: 1–20)
Total records: 39 (showing: 1–20)
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View Valley of Fear, The I am inclined to think–" said I. "I should do so," Sherlock Holmes remarked impatiently.
View Study in Scarlet, A "Dr Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes," said Stamford, introducing us.
View Study in Scarlet, A "No data yet," he answered. "It is a capital mistake to theorise before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgement."
View Study in Scarlet, A "The most commonplace crime is often the most mysterious because it presents no new or special features from which deductions may be drawn."
View Silver Blaze "Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" "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.
View Sign of the Four, The "No, no; I never guess. It is a shocking habit, - destructive to the logical faculty."
View Sign of the Four, The "I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule."
View Sign of the Four, The "How often have I said that when you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
View Scandal in Bohemia, A "Quite so," he answered, lighting a cigarette, and throwing himself down into an armchair. "You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear."
View Scandal in Bohemia, A "I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."
View Red-Headed League, The Mr Jabez Wilson laughed heavily. "Well, I never!" said he. "I thought at first that you had done something clever, but I see that there was nothing in it after all."
View Red-Headed League, The "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..."
View Red-Headed League, The "To smoke," he answered. "It is quite a three-pipe problem, and I beg that you won't speak to me for fifty minutes."
View Problem of Thor Bridge, The "You've done yourself no good this morning, Mr. Holmes, for I have broken stronger men than you. No man ever crossed me and was the better for it." "So many have said so, and yet here I am," said Holmes, smiling.
View Hound of the Baskervilles, The "Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"
View His Last Bow - The War Service of Sherlock Holmes "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."
View Five Orange Pips, The "I have come for advice." "That is easily got." "And help." "That is not always so easy."
View Case of Identity, A "...All this is amusing, though rather elementary..."
View Boscombe Valley Mystery, The "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact," he answered, laughing.
View Boscombe Valley Mystery, The "We have got to the deductions and the inferences," said Lestrade, winking at me. "I find it hard enough to tackle facts, Holmes, without flying away after theories and fancies." "You are right," said Holmes demurely; "you do find it very hard to tackle the facts."
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