Sherlock Holmes Quotes

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Here is a collection of quotes from the Sherlock Holmes books by Arthur Conan Doyle.

"What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done." - A Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"A man always finds it hard to realize that he may have finally lost a woman's love, however badly he may have treated her." - The Musgrave Ritual - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"Only one important thing has happened in the last three days, and that is that nothing has happened." - The Adventure of the Second Stain - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"There should be no combination of events for which the wit of man cannot conceive an explanation." - The Valley of Fear - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"When one tries to rise above Nature one is liable to fall below it. The highest type of man may revert to the animal if he leaves the straight road of destiny." - The Adventure of the Creeping Man - Sir 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?" - The Sign of the Four - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"There is no branch of detective science which is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps." - A Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"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. - Arthur Conan Doyle


"A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen. Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame." - The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle