Sherlock Holmes Quotes

Is there anyone in this world who hasn't heard of Sherlock Holmes? Let's revisit some of the most his famous quotes.
Sherlock Holmes is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's masterpiece. It is one of the most popular novels of all time. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional British detective who lived in the late 18th century and in London. Also a brilliant consultant Holmes was famous for his logical and rational thinking including his eye for observing even the smallest of all things. He was famous for his logical reasoning and forensic science knowledge all around London. His trusted friend and partner Dr. John H. Watson has accompanied Holmes for most of his cases.

Most Interesting Sherlock Holmes Quotes

"I wonder!" said he, leaning back and staring at the ceiling. "Perhaps there are points which have escaped your Machiavellian intellect. Let us consider the problem in the light of pure reason." ― The Valley of Fear

"When you have one of the first brains of Europe up against you, and all the powers of darkness at his back, there are infinite possibilities." ― The Valley of Fear

"Exactly. She does not shine as a wife even in her own account of what occurred. I am not a whole-souled admirer of womankind, as you are aware, Watson, but my experience of life has taught me that there are few wives having any regard for their husbands who would let any man's spoken word stand between them and that husband's dead body. Should I ever marry, Watson, I should hope to inspire my wife with some feeling which would prevent her from being walked off by a housekeeper when my corpse was lying within a few yards of her." ― The Valley of Fear

"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." ― The Hound of the Baskervilles

"It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it." ― The Hound of the Baskervilles

"They are mostly sent on by private inquiry agents. They are all people who are in trouble about something, and want a little enlightening. I listen to their story, they listen to my comments, and then I pocket my fee." ― A Study in Scarlet

"There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before." ― A Study in Scarlet

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment." ― A Study in Scarlet

"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 Beryl Coronet

"What one man can invent another can discover." ― The Adventure of Dancing Men

"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

"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

"I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner." ― The Man with the Twisted Lip

"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

"And now, Doctor, we've done our work, so it's time we had some play. A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony, and there are no red-headed clients to vex us with their conundrums." ― The Red Headed league

"When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge." ― The Adventure of the Speckled Band

"American slang is very expressive sometimes." ― The Adventure of Noble Bachelor

"The pressure of public opinion can do in the town what the law cannot accomplish. There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard's blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbors, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock. But look at these lonely houses, each in its own fields, filled for the most part with poor ignorant folk who know little of the law. Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser." ― The Adventure of Copper Beeches

"Crime is common. Logic is rare." ― The Adventure of Copper Beeches

"I cannot live without brain-work. What else is there to live for?" ― The Sign of the Four

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

"It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognize, out of a number of facts, which are incidental and which vital." ― The Reigate Squire

"He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider in the center of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them." ― The Final Problem

"Draw your chair up and hand me my violin, for the only problem we have still to solve is how to while away these bleak autumnal evenings." ― The Adventure of Noble Bachelor

"Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid." ― The Sign of the Four

"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

"My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." ― The Adventure of Blue Carbuncle