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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

Top 10 Best Quotes

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

“A dog reflects the family life. 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.”

“You're not hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say that you are not hurt!" It was worth a wound -- it was worth many wounds -- to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation.”

“Life, it turns out, is infinitely more clever and adaptable than anyone had ever supposed.”

“Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.”

“Anything is better than stagnation.”

“If you had killed Watson, you would not have got out of this room alive.”

“When once your point of view is changed, the very thing which was so damning becomes a clue to the truth.”

“The good Watson had at that time deserted me for a wife, the only selfish action I can recall in our association. I was alone.”

“When a man does a queer thing, or two queer things, there may be a meaning to it, but when everything he does is queer, then you begin to wonder”

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