22 Best Sherlock Holmes Quotes


Sherlock and mystery fans, we’ve got a treat for you — Sherlock Holmes quotes! How many of the quotes below can you recognize?

Sherlock Holmes is a legend in the literary world. His great powers of deduction and reasoning have spun wonderful and suspenseful stories for us as he cracked cases for his clients including Scotland Yard.

Created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in 1887 with A Study in Scarlet. Most of the stories happen during the Victorian or Edwardian times and are narrated by our favorite sidekick Dr. Watson. Together, they inhabit 221B Baker Street.

Even though the stories are old, new viewers continue to delight in them as Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed movie character in history, as per Guinness World Records. This unforgettable detective is much too ingrained in our culture and fancy.

Check out our quotes below. They might just get you watching the latest Sherlock Holmes TV series.

You know my methods, Watson. – Sherlock Holmes

There is no one who knows the higher criminal world of London so well as I do. – Sherlock Holmes

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How often have I said that when you have excluded the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. – Sherlock Holmes

My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know. – Sherlock Holmes

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I trust that age doth not wither nor custom stale my infinite variety. – Sherlock Holmes

Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details. – Sherlock Holmes

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Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last. – Sherlock Holmes

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Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius. – Sherlock Holmes

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The chief proof of man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. – Sherlock Holmes

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Where there is no imagination there is no horror. – Sherlock Holmes

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The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes. – Sherlock Holmes

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There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you. – Sherlock Holmes

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Come at once if convenient — if inconvenient come all the same. – Sherlock Holmes

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We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination. – Sherlock Holmes

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It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are the infinitely the most important. – Sherlock Holmes

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Work is the best antidote to sorrow, my dear Watson. – Sherlock Holmes

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There can be no question, my dear Watson, of the value of exercise before breakfast. – Sherlock Holmes

What one man can invent, another can discover. – Sherlock Holmes

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I never guess. It is a shocking habit – destructive to the logical faculty. – Sherlock Holmes

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There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. – Sherlock Holmes

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It is a capital mistake to theorize in advance of the facts. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts. – Sherlock Holmes

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No man lives or has ever lived who has brought the same amount of study and of natural talent to the detection of crime which I have done. – Sherlock Holmes

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