Quotes by famous detectives

  • Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.
    Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep)

  • And then I thought that I had to be like Sherlock Holmes and I had to detach my mind at will to a remarkable degree so that I did not notice how much it was hurting inside my head.
    Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)

  • A really good detective never gets married.
    Raymond Chandler

  • It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
    Agatha Christie

  • The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
    Sherlock Holmes

  • When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
    Various Characters (Detective Conan)

  • With a keen eye for detail one truth always prevails.
    Shinichi Kudo (Detective Conan)

  • Do you need a reason?…Do you need a reason to save someone’s life? …people kill each other and I don’t understand why, but for saving a life, is a logical reason necessary?
    Shinichi Kudo (Detective Conan)

  • Oh right, most talented artists become famous after they’re dead, I’ll make you great by taking you to the cemetery called prison.
    (Detective Conan)

  • There is no silver bullet which can kill us with one shot.
    Gin (Detective Conan)

  • That painting is large and unattractive. It reminds me of your mother.
    Richard Moore speaking to his daughter (Detective Conan)

  • There is only one truth.
    Shinichi Kudo (Detective Conan)

  • To a great mind, nothing is little.
    Arthur Conan

  • Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition in knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.
    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.
    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • A dog reflects the family live. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
    Arthur Conan Doyle