Sherlock Holmes, an eccentric genius whose mental capacity could outnumber all the superheroes combined. The fictional character introduced by novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887 still commands a presence hard to fathom. Over 70 actors have portrayed Holmes role till the present with the most memorable ones depicted by Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch and Ian Mckellen. The prominence of Holmes beyond the actors who represented it is a testament to the influence the character adjures.
A Sneak peek into Sherlock Quotes below affirms the characters’ bearing it has on the viewers.
“You say that we go around the sun. If we went around the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or to my work.”
“One’s ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.”
“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.”
“I have already explained to you that what is out of the common is usually a guide rather than a hindrance. There are fifty who can reason synthetically for one who can reason analytically.”
“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, am i am in my own proper atmosphere.”
“I crave for my own exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world. The only unofficial consulting detective.”
“Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.”
“A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem. The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning. An exception disproves the rule.”
“I have a curious constitution. I never feel tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.”
“It’s just these very simple things which are extremely liable to be overlooked.”
“A man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. It is of highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.”