“It is no joke when a tall man has to take a foot off his stature for several hours on end.”

“Well then, about that chasm. I had no serious difficulty in getting out of it, for the very simple reason that I never was in it.”

“I trust that age doth not wither nor custom stale my infinite variety.”

“Journeys end in lovers’ meetings.”

“My collection of M’s is a fine one.”

“My dear Watson, there we come into those realms of conjecture where the most logical mind may be at fault.”

“In the morning you will send for a handsome, desiring your man to take neither the first nor the second which may present itself.”

“I am pleased to think that I shall be able to free society from any further effects of his presence, though I fear that it is at a cost which will give pain to my friends, and especially, my dear Watson to you.”

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“And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby.”

“Run down, my dear fellow, and open the door, for all virtuous folk have been long in bed.”

“Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms.”

“I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one’s self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one’s own powers. “

“Some of my most interesting cases have come to me in this way through Mycroft.”

“I think of writing another little monograph some of these days on the typewriter and its relation to crime. It is a subject to which I have devoted some little attention. “

“I thought of her for the moment as I would have thought of a daughter of my own.”

“I’ve had to do with fifty murderers in my career, but the worst of them never gave me the repulsion which I have for this fellow.”

“To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.”

“Indeed, I cannot think why the whole bed of the ocean is not one solid mass of oysters, so prolific the creatures seem.”

“Malingering is a subject upon which I have sometimes thought of writing a monograph.”

“My correspondence is a varied one and I am somewhat upon my guard against any packages which reach me.”

“When we have finished at the police-station I think that something nutritious at Simpson’s would not be out of place.”

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