Sherlock

Some memorable quotes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:

“There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.”

“A man should keep his little brain-attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.” :-)

“I could not wish anything better than to be associated with my friend in one of those singular adventures which were the normal condition of his existence.” (Dr. Watson)

“Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil’s pet baits. In the larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed.”

“It is always a joy to meet an American, Mr. Moulton, for I am one of those who believe that the folly of a monarch and the blundering of a minister in far-gone years will not prevent our children from being some day citizens of the same world-wide country under a flag which shall be a quartering of the Union Jack with the Stars and Stripes.”

“It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

“If I claim full justice for my art, it is because it is an impersonal thing–a thing beyond myself. Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

“Data! data! data! I can’t make bricks without clay.”

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