My dear Watson," said [Sherlock Holmes], "I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one's self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one's own powers.
My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.
Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene.
No: I am not tired. I have a curious constitution. I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely." ~ Sherlock Holmes
It was easier to know it than to explain why I know it. If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you might find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of the fact. ~ Sherlock Holmes
There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.
You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles.
You see, but you do not observe.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
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.
It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.
I am not the law, but I represent justice so far as my feeble powers go.
I cannot live without brainwork. What else is there to live for
It's quite exciting," said Sherlock Holmes, with a yawn.
I am inclined to think -' said I. `I should do so,' Sherlock Holmes remarked impatiently.
I was born with the devil in me,' [Holmes] wrote. 'I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.
The provocation with Holmes is the fact that he's described by Doyle as a man without a heart - all brain... and that's very difficult to play, or even indicate.
My fans know the name Larry Holmes and that he always gave it his all.
I am seeing all the guys, like Earnie Shavers, Tex Cobb, and Larry Holmes all the time.
Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is, what can you make people believe that you have done?
I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
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