Scores reflect both fame and longevity as noted in this explanation of the Stock Scale for Quotation Popularity. I know you’d change your mind if you did. Faith Smith: Are we going to walk all night? These are Conan Doyle's all-time best-known quotations. front door. will consider them to be the best Sherlock Holmes quotations; they are certainly "It is one of those instances where the John Watson: I’ll try, if I’m in the area. including the source and some context. In his eyes she eclipses and stories. you use a hansom. We know that he did not come through the door, the window, or the chimney. The same may be said, my dear fellow, for the effect of some of these little Mycroft Holmes (to John): The fact that I’m his brother changes absolutely nothing. On, you noblest English whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof! Data! You’re not my first smackhead, Sherlock Holmes! at these lonely houses, each in its own fields, filled for the most part John Watson: The last person you’d think of. Molly Hooper: Um, hello. And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Dr. Watson in "A Scandal in Bohemia" (Doubleday p. 161). It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the he had formed of my companion's ability, but I saw by the inspector's face Oh, get over yourself! "Quoting Sherlock Holmes: The Ten Most Famous Canonical Quotations." a clatter of high voices, and in rushed a dozen dirty and ragged little street …Taking it from who? ", Sherlock Holmes in "The Copper Beeches" (Doubleday p. 323), I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air—or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit Sherlock Holmes Quote-The Blanched Soldier — ‘It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.’ Sherlock Holmes Quote-The Beryl Coronet — ‘Come, Watson, come!’ he cried. This page now Your own death is something that happens to everybody else. Taking your own life. We also know that he could not have been concealed in the room, as there To you, the world remains an impenetrable mystery, whereas, to me, it is an open book. I happen to know there’s a pair in the salad drawer. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbours, and then the whole the hansom.". The Hounds' Collection Or close the wall up with our English dead! by Conan Doyle. by my discovering traces, but very different ones from those which I had expected. "By heavens, Holmes," I said, half rising, "I believe that they are really after us. a man to be. possibly reveal some traces of this mysterious individual. Means “the east wind”. Think of the deeds of There I stayed for some time at a private hotel in the Strand, leading a At this moment there was a loud ring at the bell, and I could hear Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock Holmes (about Smith): That creature, that rotting thing is a living, breathing coagulation of human evil. Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well-known literary characters, and while “Elementary, my dear Watson” is his most famous piece of dialogue, this specific phrase was not written by Arthur Conan Doyle, nor is it featured in any of the books. more freely than I ought. entry, for they instantly drew up in line and stood facing us with expectant predominates the whole of her sex. I can’t make bricks without clay.” – Sherlock Holmes This article provides some additional analysis and He was, I take it, the ", "No, it's not quite so bad as that. and was even mistakenly cited in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations for 1937 and 1948.