20 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”

“There is no one who knows the higher criminal world of London so well as I do.”

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


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

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“I trust that age doth not wither nor custom stale my infinite variety.”



“Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details.”

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“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last.”

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“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”

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“The chief proof of man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.”

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“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.”

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“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

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“There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.”

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“Come at once if convenient — if inconvenient come all the same.”

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“We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination.”

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“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are the infinitely the most important.”

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“Work is the best antidote to sorrow, my dear Watson.”

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“There can be no question, my dear Watson, of the value of exercise before breakfast.”

“What one man can invent, another can discover.”

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“I never guess. It is a shocking habit – destructive to the logical faculty.”

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“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

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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.”

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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.”

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