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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is a collection of quotes from the famous detective.

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"To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived."

Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms.

Sherlock Holmes
The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


As a rule, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be.

Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition in knowledge you forget something that you knew before.

Sherlock Holmes
A Study in Scarlet
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Dogs don't make mistakes.

Sherlock Holmes
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.

A Study in Scarlet
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
The Sign of the Four
Arthur Conan Doyle


I have taken to living by my wits.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward.

A Study in Scarlet
Arthur Conan Doyle


Jealousy is a strange transformer of characters.

Sherlock Holmes
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


No, no: I never guess. It is a shocking habit,- destructive to the logical faculty.

Sherlock Holmes
The Sign of the Four
Arthur Conan Doyle


Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old lovers are the worst.

Sherlock Holmes
The “Gloria Scott”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


That the dog should die was after the beautiful, faithful nature of dogs.

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

Sherlock Holmes
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


To a great mind, nothing is little.

Sherlock Holmes
A Study in Scarlet
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


When I have spun the web they may take the flies, but not before.

Sherlock Holmes
The Five Orange Pips
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Work is the best antidote to sorrow.

Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle


You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.

Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle