Sherlock Quotes

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John Watson: Er, sometimes, can I borrow your car?

Mrs Hudson: No.

John Watson: OK.

John Watson: The last person you’d think of. I want you to be examined by Molly Hooper. Do you hear me? I said Molly Hooper.

Sherlock Holmes: You’re really not going to like this.

John Watson: Like what?

Molly Hooper: Um, hello. Is, er… I’m sorry, Sherlock asked me to come.

John Watson: What, two weeks ago?

Molly Hooper: Yeah, about two weeks.

Sherlock Holmes: If you’d like to know how I predict the future…

Sherlock Holmes (about Smith): That creature, that rotting thing is a living, breathing coagulation of human evil. And if the only thing I ever do in this world is drive him out of it, then my life will not have been wasted.

John Watson: Whose car is that?

Mrs Hudson: That’s my car.

John Watson: How can that be your car?!

Mrs Hudson: Oh, for God’s sake! I’m the widow of a drug dealer, I own property in central London, and for the last bloody time, John, I’m not your housekeeper!

John Watson: How did you get him in the boot?

Mrs Hudson: The boys from the cafe.

Sherlock Holmes: They dropped me! Twice!

Mrs Hudson: And do you know why they dropped you, dear? Because they know you.

Mrs Hudson: Right then, mister! Now, I need your handcuffs. I happen to know there’s a pair in the salad drawer. I’ve borrowed them before. Oh, get over yourself! You’re not my first smackhead, Sherlock Holmes!

Sherlock Holmes: Woman’s out of control! I asked for a cup of tea!

Mrs Hudson: Or just take a look at him as a doctor. I know you’d change your mind if you did.

John Watson: Yeah, look, OK, maybe, if I get a chance.

Mrs Hudson: Do you promise?

John Watson: I’ll try, if I’m in the area.

Mrs Hudson: Promise me?

John Watson: I promise.

Mrs Hudson: Thank you. (opens the trunk revealing Sherlock in it) Well, on you go. Examine him.

Mrs Hudson (to John): Now, you just listen to me, for once in your stupid life! I know Mary’s dead and I know your heart is broken, but if Sherlock Holmes dies too, who will you have then? Because I’ll tell you something, John Watson, you will not have me!

Sherlock Holmes: Once more unto the breach, dear friends! Once more! Or close the wall up with our English dead! Set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide! Hold hard the breath and build up every spirit to his full height! On! On, you noblest English whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof! And you, good yeoman, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here the mettle of your pasture. Which I doubt not for there is none of you here so mean and base that hath not noble lustre in your eyes! I see you standing like greyhounds in the slips, straining upon the start! The game’s afoot. (Shakespeare)

Sherlock Holmes: Taking your own life. Interesting expression, taking it from who? Once it’s over, it’s not you who’ll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to everybody else. Your life is not your own.

Faith Smith: Are we going to walk all night?

Sherlock Holmes: Possibly. It’s a long word.

Faith Smith: What is?

Sherlock Holmes: “Bollocks”.

Mycroft Holmes (to John): The fact that I’m his brother changes absolutely nothing. It didn’t the last time, and I assure you, it won’t with… with Sherlock.

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