Sherlock Holmes Quotes

♕ The meaning of two alarm clocks

Why do you suppose you hate your job so much?

I don't hate my job.

You have two alarm clocks. No one with two alarm clocks loves their job. Two alarm clocks mean it's a chore for you to get up in the morning.

Elementary S1:E1

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♕ Not everything is deducible

How do you do it, guess things?

I observe and then I deduce.

How did you know I was a doctor, you said you could tell from my hands.

Hand, singular. It was soft no calluses.

How did you know my father had an affair?

Google. Not everything is deducible.

Elementary S1:E1

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♕ I'm not listening

For future reference. When I say I agree with you, it means I'm not listening.

Elementary S1:E3

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♕ It has its costs...

It has its costs...

What does?

Learning to see the puzzle in everything. They're everywhere. Once you start looking, it's impossible to stop. It just so happens that people, and all the deceits and delusions that inform everything they do, tend to be the most fascinating puzzles of all. Of course, they don't always appreciate being seen as such.

Seems like a lonely way to live.

As I said, it has its costs.

Elementary S1:E4

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♕ Hold the course

Forget most cases. What was your first instinct? Hold the course. Myriad studies have shown that first instincts are typically the right ones.

Elementary S1:E5

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♕ The brain is a muscle

The brain is a muscle. It needs to be exercised regularly lest it turn flabby.

Elementary S1:E8

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♕ Boredom is dangerous

You should know by now, boredom is far more dangerous to my health than any fever.

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It is rather difficult to give up on someone completely.

Elementary S1:E9

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♕ The truth

When you eliminate all the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable is the truth.

Elementary S1:E10

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♕ The only promise

How do you deal with cases not working out the way you want them to?

The only promise a puzzle makes is an answer. Liking the answer doesn't factor in.

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Tough times don't last.

Tough people do.

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I'm usually quite good with deductions.

Are you okay?

My dear Watson, whenever am I not?

Elementary S1:E11

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♕ A rare thing

You're a rare thing in this world.

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A famous statistician once stated that while the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will do. But you can, with precision, say what an average man will do. Individuals vary, percentages remain constant. So says the statistician.

Elementary S1:E12

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♕ I may have been reaching

There may be a pattern here. A trail of bread crumbs that leads to a great criminal mind.

And how is Napoleon Bonaparte involved?

By my fifth night without sleep, I may have been reaching.

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So, who are you guys anyway?

My name is Sherlock Holmes. I am a temporarily suspended consultant for the NYPD. This is Joan Watson. She keeps me from doing heroin. And you would be?

Bill.

Bill...

Elementary S1:E13

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♕ People change

Look, my point is that the only thing that anyone can predict about people with 100% certainty is that they'll change. And anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.

Elementary S1:E14

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♕ The road to recovery

The road to recovery, I've found, is as treacherous as it is tedious. Tests of my sobriety arise almost daily.

Elementary S1:E15

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♕ Extrapolate your way to the truth

You mustn't allow your failure to discourage you.

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The next step is learning to extrapolate your way to the truth. Detection is not just a skill, Watson. It's a point of view. You must train yourself to be alert to the bizarre, the unusual, that which has no place in any given picture.

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"Possible" does not mean "likely." It just means it's not impossible.

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That doesn;t mean that there is a conspiracy lurking behind every door.

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I wanted you to trust to learn your own instincts. Good detective knows that every task, every interaction, no matter how seemingly banal, has the potential to contain multitudes. I live my life alert to this possibility.

Elementary S1:E17

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♕ Don't you know?

You don't know I play the violin?

Before today I didn't even know you ate food.
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Opinions are like ani, Watson. Everyone has one.

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Have I... have I told you how distracting I find self-doubt? If you must wallow, I ask that you do it in the privacy of your room.

Do I need to remind you that I made a mistake last night?

Do I need to remind you that you made a discovery today? Do you wish to mourn the former or celebrate the latter? Cause I, for one, am fully engaged.

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Did you not pay the phone bill?

In this day and age a landline is like an appendix or a vestigial tail.

Elementary S1:E18

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♕ Life is strange

Life is infinitely stranger than anything the mind of man could invent.

Elementary S1:E19

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♕ Details matters to me

It sounds like a mere detail... but I'm a man of details. And-and it, it matters to me.

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Elementary S1:E20

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♕ Danger

If my gut tells me I'm in danger, I probably am.

Elementary S1:E22

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I've come to learn over the last few years that there is nothing on this planet quite so toxic as guilt.

Elementary S2:E2

"While I detest nothing more than willful ignorance, I have come to believe that in certain matters, ignorance bestowed can be a gift."

Elementary S2:E5

"Change is sloppy. It's a proces, not an absolute state."

Elementary S2:E7

"The danger with rulebooks is that they offer the illusion that leading a moral life is a simple undertaking, that the world exists in black and white. Weclome to the grays."

Elementary S2:E10

"I'm drawn to things I don't understand."

Elementary S2:E12

"The work we do has often a price."

Elementary S2:E18

"It's all terribly interesting, if one has the patience to simply... pay attention."

Elementary S2:E22

"They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains."

Elementary S3:E2

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