Sherlock Holmes Quotes
 

A Study in Scarlet

We learn more about who Sherlock Holmes is in this short book, A Study in Scarlet, than any other single Sherlock Holmes story. Doyle sets the stage for all future stories about Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet.  Future stories will embellish on the character of Sherlock Holmes, but the foundation is mostly laid in A Study in Scarlet.

 

'This fellow [Holmes] may be very clever.' I said to myself, 'he is certainly very conceited.'

Dr. Watson Observation

-A Study in Scarlet

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'I ought to know by this time that when a fact appears to be opposed to a long train of deductions it invariably proves to be capable of bearing some other interpretation.'

Sherlock Holmes Quote

-A Study in Scarlet

Chapter 3: "Light in the Darkness"

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'There is nothing like first-hand evidence.'

Sherlock Holmes Quote

-A Study in Scarlet

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'They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains,' he remarked with a smile. 'It's a very bad definition, but it does apply to detective work.'

Sherlock Holmes Quote

-A Study in Scarlet

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'There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before.'

Sherlock Holmes Quote

-A Study in Scarlet

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'I listen to their story, they listen to my comments, and then I pocket my fee.'

Sherlock Holmes Quote

-A Study in Scarlet

Chapter 2: "The Science of Deduction" 

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All quotes on this web site were written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle unless otherwise stated.