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Colonel Cavanaugh: By this time Mr. Holmes has exchanged his violin for a harp.

Mrs. Hilda Courtney: Oh, well, we're assuming Heaven is his destination.

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Holmes: The truth can only be found by the painstaking elimination of the untrue.

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Watson: Look, Holmes, it's morning.

Holmes: Allow me to congratulate you on that brilliant piece of deduction.

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Watson: Would you like to hear uncle make a noise like a duck?

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Watson: Irene Adler! What a striking-looking woman from the brief glance I had of her! Seemsa only yesterday! What charm! Hmmmm. What poise! And what a mind! Sharp enough and brilliant enough to outwit the great Sherlock Holmes himself!

Holmes: I take it that the new issue of the Strand Magazine is out containing another of your slightly lurid tales.

Watson: It is indeed!

Holmes: And what do you call this one?

Watson: I call it "A Scandal in Bohemia." Not a bad title, huh?

Holmes: Hmmmm. If you must record my exploits, I do hope you've given "The Woman" a soul. She had one, you know!

Watson: By "The Woman" I suppose you mean Irene Adler?

Holmes: Yes, I shall always remember her as "THE Woman."

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Commissioner of Scotland Yard: Before going further, Dr. Watson, I must inform you that this matter is not to be mentioned outside this room.

Watson: [Indignantly] Of course not! Do I look like a man of gossip?

Holmes: Let's not go into that now, old fellow, shall we?

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Colonel Cavanaugh: [remarking on the poison gas] That little attachment, my dear Mr. Holmes, contains the deadly fluid known as monosulfite. The Germans use it with gratifying results in removing their undesirables.

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Colonel Cavanaugh: [to a handcuffed Holmes, who is hanging from a beam] You find yourself like Mohanmmed's coffin, Mr. Holmes, suspended between Heaven and Earth.

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Holmes: One of the first principles in solving crime is to never disregard anything no matter how trivial.

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Mrs. Hilda Courtney: My friends call me Hilda.

'Stinky' Emery: Thanks. My friends call me Stinky.

Mrs. Hilda Courtney: Stinky. How quaint.

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Holmes: I think the gentleman on the floor requires some medical attention. We must see he looks his best, you know, when he's hanged.

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Holmes: [Holmes and Watson are in a pub to see Joe Cisto, a piano player. Holmes introduces Cisto to Watson] I want to introduce a friend of mine. Dr. Watson, Joe Cisto.

Joe Cisto: Friends of Holmes, are my friends.

Watson: What about Joe?

Holmes: I did a favor.

Joe Cisto: I'll never forget.

Holmes: Yes, I got rid of a charge.

Joe Cisto: Pretty nasty.

Holmes: Nothing less than murder.

Watson: Really?

Holmes: I proved to the satisfaction of the police that at that time of the murder, Joe was stealing a safe.

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Hamid: [angrily, after Cavanaugh has grabbed a book of poems from him inscribed by Mrs. Courtney] Some day you'll go too far!

Colonel Cavanaugh: Reaching for a star, you fool!

Hamid: Yet a fool may touch a star, Colonel Cavanaugh, if he reaches high enough!

Colonel Cavanaugh: And not possess it as you would!

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'Stinky' Emery: [remarking on one of his music boxes] Charming, isn't it?

Holmes: Quite!

Watson: [bored] They all sound to me like a lot of mice running about a tin roof.

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Watson: [remarking on the stolen music box] But that box is only worth two pounds!

Holmes: It's worth a man's life, Watson!

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Watson: Holmes! You all right?

Holmes: Perfectly! Thank you, old fellow, but I think this gentleman on the floor requires some medical attention. We must see he looks his best, you know, when he's hanged.

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Holmes: It's a mistake to accept something as true merely because it is obvious.

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Mrs. Hilda Courtney: It's so terribly awkward, having a dead body around, don't you agree Mr. Holmes?

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