“Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!”

“Hopkins has called me in seven times, and on each occasion his summons has been entirely justified.”

“Perhaps when a man has special knowledge and special powers like my own, it rather encourages him to seek a complex explanation when a simpler one is at hand.”

“What I know is unofficial; What he knows is official. I have the right to private judgment, but he has none. He must disclose all, or he is a traitor to his service.”

“You owe a very humble apology to that noble lad, your son, who has carried himself in this matter as I should be proud to see my own son do, should I ever chance to have one.”

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“There, Watson, this infernal case had haunted me for ten days. I hereby banish it completely from my presence.”

“There can be no question, my dear Watson, of the value of exercise before breakfast.”

“It is a question of cubic capacity. A man with so large a brain must have something in it.”

“When you see a man with whiskers of that cut and the Pink Un protruding out of his pocket, you can always draw him by a bet.”

“It is always awkward doing business with an alias.”

“Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and its solution is its own reward.”

“Local aid is always either worthless or else biased.”

“According to my experience it is not possible to reach the platform of a Metropolitan train without exhibiting one’s ticket.”

“I play the game for the game’s own sake.”

“Although he [Lestrade] is absolutely devoid of reason, he is as tenacious as a bulldog when he once understands what he has to do.”

“I have no desire to make mysteries, but it is impossible at the moment of action to enter into long and complex explanations.”

“What one man can invent, another can discover.”

“The Cornish horror – strangest case I have handled.”

“To let the brain work without sufficient material is like racing an engine. It racks itself to pieces.”
“Well, Watson, we seem to have fallen upon evil days.”

“If you approach me, Watson, I shall order you out of the house.”

“Because it is my desire. Is that not enough?”

“I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor.”

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