My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)
Contributed by: Zaady
You know my method, Watson. It is founded on the observances of trifles.
Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1894. The Crooked Man
All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.
Source: His Last Bow. Bruce-Partington Plans
The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.
One forms provisional theories and waits for time or fuller knowledge to explode them. A bad habit, Mr. Ferguson, but human nature is weak. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.
Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire
You mentioned your name as if I should recognise it, but beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatsoever about you.
Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1894.
"I don't admit that a fresh illustration is an explanation," said I with some asperity. "Bravo, Watson! A very dignified and logical remonstrance." Dr. Watson, speaking with Sherlock Holmes.
Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
The fair sex is your department.
Source: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1904. The Second Stain
Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot.
Source: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1904. The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
It is quite a three-pipe problem.
Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Red-Headed League.
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