Sherlock Holmes – Famous Quotations

These are quite bunched together and not exactly easy on the eye. You might find it easier if you cut and paste them into a word document and work from there.

1. “Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!”
2. “I play the game for the game’s own sake.”
3. “I am glad of all details, whether they seem to you to be relevant or not.”
4. “We can but try.”
5. “Sorry to see that you’ve had the British workman in the house. He’s a token of evil. “
6. “What one man can invent, another can discover. “
7. “I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one’s self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one’s own powers. “
8. “Watson here will tell you that I never can resist a touch of the dramatic.”
9. “American slang is very expressive sometimes. “
10. “We are spies in an enemy’s country. “
11. “My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence. “
12. “These are much deeper waters than I had thought.”
13. “Only one important thing has happened in the last three days, and that is that nothing has happened. “
14. “Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.
15. “It’s a wicked world, and when a clever man turns his brain to crime it is the worst of all.”
16. “Results without causes are much more impressive. “
17. “You know that a conjurer gets no credit when once he has explained his trick; and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all.”
18. “It’s a wicked thing to tell fibs. “
19. “For once you have fallen low. Let us see in the future how high you can rise”

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