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Dr. John Watson: What are you going to do?

Sherlock Holmes: To smoke. It is quite a three-pipe problem, and I beg that you won't speak to me for fifty minutes.

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Sherlock Holmes: Watson, we are spies in an enemy's territory.

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Sherlock Holmes: I never guess.

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Sherlock Holmes: Excellent, Watson. You have a future as a cartographer.

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Sherlock Holmes: [about Inspector Jones] He is an absolute imbecile at his profession but he does have the tenacity of a lobster when he gets his claws into someone.

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Athelney Jones: [about Sherlock Holmes] He has the makings of a detective in him.

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Athelney Jones: [about Sherlock Holmes] Our friend here's a wonderful man for starting a chase. All he needs is an old dog to help him do the running down.

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Sherlock Holmes: You, sir, should know, being not only the resident manager but also the director.

Mr. Merryweather: I should know and I do know!

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Vincent Spaulding: I beg you to take your filthy hands off me! You may not be aware that I have royal blood in my veins. And be so kind as to say "sir" and "please" when you address me.

Athelney Jones: All right. Would you please, sir, mind marching upstairs where we'll get a cab to transport your highness to the police station?

Vincent Spaulding: That's better. Gentlemen.

[bows]

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[first lines]

Sherlock Holmes: Hm!

Dr. John Watson: [entering] Oh. Sorry, Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes: No no. You couldn't have come at a better time.

Dr. John Watson: Well, I was, I was afraid you were engaged.

Sherlock Holmes: I am. Very much so.

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Sherlock Holmes: Now I begin to think my reputation, such as it is, will suffer shipwreck if I am so candid. 'Omne ignotum pro magnifico.'

Dr. John Watson: [to Mr. Wilson] Everything becomes commonplace by explanation.

Sherlock Holmes: Watson, that is a very loose translation!

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[last lines]

Sherlock Holmes: Sometimes I think my whole life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence.

Dr. John Watson: No no, you are a benefactor of the race, Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes: Well, maybe it is of some little use after all. "L'homme c'est rien - l'oeuvre c'est tout," as Gustave Flaubert wrote to Georges Sand. Hm?

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