Quotes from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II

Arthur Conan Doyle ·  1796 pages

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“I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, quote from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II


“Sherlock Holmes had opened his mouth to reply, when the door flew open, and Peterson, the commissionaire, rushed into the apartment with flushed cheeks and the face of a man who is dazed with astonishment. “The goose, Mr. Holmes! The goose, sir!” he gasped. “Eh? What of it, then? Has it returned to life and flapped off through the kitchen window?” Holmes twisted himself round upon the sofa to get a fairer view of the man’s excited face.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, quote from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II


“His eyes kindled and a slight flush sprang into his thin cheeks. For an instant the veil had lifted upon his keen, intense nature, but for an instant only. When I glanced again his face had resumed that red-Indian composure which had made so many regard him as a machine rather than a man.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, quote from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II


“Well, really, this is a very pretty little mystery! What”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, quote from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II


“In spite of his capacity for concealing his emotions, I could easily see that Holmes was in a state of suppressed excitement, while I was myself tingling with that half-sporting, half-intellectual pleasure which I invariably experienced when I associated myself with him in his investigations.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, quote from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II



“No data yet,” he answered. “It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, quote from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II


“when a man embarks upon a crime, he is morally guilty of any other crime which may spring from it.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, quote from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II


“When once the law is evoked it cannot be stayed again, and”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, quote from Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II


About the author

Arthur Conan Doyle
Born place: in Edinburgh, Scotland
Born date May 22, 1859
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