Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.”
“You have not observed. And yet you have seen.”

“I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”

“Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.”

“When a woman thinks that her house is on fire, her instinct is at once to rush to the thing which she values most. It is a perfectly overpowering impulse, and I have more than once taken advantage of it. A married woman grabs at her baby; an unmarried one reaches for her jewel-box.”

“From what I have seen of the lady she seems indeed to be on a very different level to your Majesty,” said Holmes coldly.

“It is quite a pretty little problem.”

“I fear that I bore you with these details, but I have to let you see my little difficulties, if you are to understand the situation.”

“I do not wish to make a mystery,” said he, laughing. “The matter was perfectly simple.”

“A little over-precipitance may ruin all.”

“Stay where you are. I am lost without my Boswell.”
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