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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Quotes

  • Sherlock Holmes: It's so overt, it's covert


  • Professor James Moriarty: Your clock is ticking.


  • Sherlock Holmes: It's so overt...it's covert.


  • Madam Simza Heron: A wagon is too slow. Can't you ride?
    Dr. John Watson: It's not that he can't ride. How is it that you put it, Holmes?
    Sherlock Holmes: (Horses) They're dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle. Why would I want anything with a mind of its own bobbing about between my legs?
    Sherlock Holmes: [horses] They're dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle. Why would I want anything with a mind of its own bobbing about between my legs?


  • Professor James Moriarty: Let's not waste anymore of one another's time. We both know how this ends.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Lie down with me, Watson.
    Dr. John Watson: Why?!
    Sherlock Holmes: I insist.
    Dr. John Watson: You... What are we doing down here?
    Sherlock Holmes: We are waiting. I am smoking.


  • Professor James Moriarty: The laws of celestial mechanics dictate that when two objects collide, there is always damage, of a collateral nature.


  • Professor James Moriarty: Now, are you sure you want to play this game?
    Sherlock Holmes: I'm afraid, you would lose.


  • Sherlock Holmes: [to Watson] You know what happens when *you* dance.


  • Irene Adler: Holmes, don't be late for dinner!
    Sherlock Holmes: I've never been late in my life!


  • Professor James Moriarty: [speaking to Holmes] In answer to your previous request regarding Dr. Watson *not* being involved, the answer is no. The laws of celestial mechanics dictate that when two objects collide, there's always damage on a collateral nature.


  • Sherlock Holmes: [on horses] They are dangerous at both ends and... *crafty* in the middle.


  • Dr. John Watson: What are we doing down here?!
    Sherlock Holmes: [extremely hasted] We are waiting... I... am... smoking.


  • Professor James Moriarty: Don't you find it strange that the telegram you sent didn't inspire any action to stope me? You see hidden within the unconscious lies an insatiable desire for conflict. So you're not fighting me, at all, as much as you're fighting the human condition. War in an industrial scale is inevitable; they'll do it themselves within a few years. All I want to do is to own the bullets and the bandages.


  • Professor James Moriarty: I no longer require your services.


  • Dr. John Watson: You seem to be-
    Sherlock Holmes: Excited?
    Dr. John Watson: Manic. Verging on-
    Sherlock Holmes: Ecstatic?
    Dr. John Watson: Psychotic. I should have brought you a sedative.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Why are you here!
    Dr. John Watson: I'm getting married? Tomorrow?
    Sherlock Holmes: Oh! Embrace me!


  • Sherlock Holmes: Why are you here!
    Dr. John Watson: I'm getting married? Tomorrow?
    Sherlock Holmes: Oh! Embrace me!


  • Dr. John Watson: You're drinking embalming fluid.
    Sherlock Holmes: Yes! Care for a drop?


  • Mycroft Holmes: Madame! I believe congratulations are in order, Mrs. Watson? I am the other Holmes.
    Mary Watson: There's two of you? Marvelous! Could this evening get any better!?


  • Sherlock Holmes: Did you really call me a selfish b***ard?


  • Dr. John Watson: Your hedge needs trimming.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Don't be a dingy bird.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Bad people do bad things because they can.


  • Sherlock Holmes: You my methods.
    Irene Adler: Shall we get to work?


  • Mycroft Holmes: "Although our time together has been but a brief interlude, I'm beginning to understand how a man of...a particular disposition, under certain circumstances--extreme ones, perhaps--might grow to enjoy the company of-eh, of-of- your particular...gender."
    Mycroft Holmes: Although our time together has been but a brief interlude, I'm beginning to understand how a man of...a particular disposition, under certain circumstances--extreme ones, perhaps--might grow to enjoy the company of-eh, of-of- your particular...gender.


  • Dr. Watson: What are we doing down here?
    Sherlock Holmes: We are waiting..and i am smoking.
    Sherlock Holmes: *We* are waiting. *I* am smoking.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Bishop to bishop eight....discover check...and incidentally....mate
    Sherlock Holmes: Bishop to bishop eight....discover check...and incidentally....mate.


  • Madam Simza Heron: Can't you ride?
    Dr. John Watson: It's not that he can't ride.How is it you put it holmes?
    Sherlock Holmes: They're dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle. Why would I want anything with a mind of its own bobbing about between my legs?


  • Sherlock Holmes: I said make it count! How many windows must I provide?


  • Sherlock Holmes: We are patiently waiting.
    Dr. John Watson: For what?
    Sherlock Holmes: Your window of opportunity. Make it count.


  • Sherlock Holmes: now, do you need me to elaborate? or could we just crack on.
    Sherlock Holmes: Do you need me to elaborate? Or can we just crack on?


  • Sherlock Holmes: perhaps it's better to die alone than to live life in eternal purgatory.
    Sherlock Holmes: Perhaps it's better for one to die alone than to live life in an eternal purgatory.


  • Sherlock Holmes: The most formidable criminal mind in Europe has just had his whole money stolen by, perhaps, the most inept inspector in the history of Scotlan Yard.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Conclussion inevitable... unless... [throws himself and Moriarty down the waterfall]


  • Sherlock Holmes: [Predicting fight with Moriarty] His advantage: my injury. My advantage: his rage. Assault: feral, but experienced. Use momentum against him-- [pause]
    Professor James Moriarty: [voice-over] Come now. Do you really think you're the only one who can play this game?


  • Dr. John Watson: Holmes, wake up.
    Sherlock Holmes: Brace yourself, we're about to be violated.


  • Claude Ravache: [responding to Holmes' offer of help] There's no need for any of that. You see, we have an arrangement, he and I. The only way to protect my family... no loose ends. You have less than ten minutes. [holds pistol to head]
    Sherlock Holmes: Don't!
    Claude Ravache: [gunshot]


  • Dr. John Watson: [reading note left by Holmes] "Come at once, if convenient. If inconvenient, come all the same."
    Dr. John Watson: [reading note left by Holmes] 'Come at once, if convenient. If inconvenient, come all the same.'


  • Sherlock Holmes: [grabbing bomb] Don't worry, this is what I do for a living.


  • Professor James Moriarty: You are familiar with Schubert's work? The Trout is my favorite piece. A fisherman grows weary of trying to catch an elusive fish. So he muddies the water, confuses the fish. It does not realize until too late that it has swum into a trap.
    Sherlock Holmes: [stabbed with hook in right shoulder, lifted into the air, screaming in pain]
    Professor James Moriarty: [sings enthusiastically in German along to 'Die Forelle' by Schubert]


  • Sherlock Holmes: [playing chess with Moriarty] We both have two bishops. My presence may be absent from the room, but my methods are not.
    Professor James Moriarty: You can't mean Dr. Watson, surely? [grimaces] That doesn't seem fair.


  • Mary Watson: I miss him too, you know, in my own way. It's going to be a beautiful week in Brighton.
    Dr. John Watson: He would have wanted us to go.
    Mary Watson: He would have wanted to come along.


  • Dr. John Watson: I know you can hear me, you selfish bastard. [performs CPR on Holmes] I know you can hear me you bastard! [Watson is dragged from body by Sim, and thinks of something] His wedding gift.
    Sherlock Holmes: [injected with fluid from the adrenal glands of sheep, runs into the wall of the box car] Watson, I just had the most peculiar dream. You and Mary and Gladstone and I were at a restaurant. There was a satanic pony. It had a fork in its hoove and it was laughing at me! What have you administered?
    Dr. John Watson: Your wedding present.
    Sherlock Holmes: Elizabeth dancing on my chest!
    Dr. John Watson: Me.


  • Dr. John Watson: You're drinking embalming fluid.
    Sherlock Holmes: Yes. Care for a drop?
    Dr. John Watson: You do seem a bit...
    Sherlock Holmes: Happy?
    Dr. John Watson: Manic. Verging on...
    Sherlock Holmes: Ecstatic.
    Dr. John Watson: Psychotic.


  • Madam Simza Heron: What do you see?
    Sherlock Holmes: Everything. That is my curse.


  • Dr. John Watson: Tell me, when was the last time you had a hedgehog goulash?
    Sherlock Holmes: Well, I just told you Watson I can't remember.
    Dr. John Watson: Well, maybe you've repressed it.
    Sherlock Holmes: Ah, that's where you're wrong. You see, unlike you, I repress nothing.
    Dr. John Watson: Ah yes, and that's perfectly normal.
    Sherlock Holmes: How dare you be rude to this woman who has invited us into her tent, offered us her hedgehog?
    Irene Adler: Says the man who throws women from trains.


  • Professor James Moriarty: Are you sure you want to play this game?
    Sherlock Holmes: I'm afraid you'd lose.
    Professor James Moriarty: Rest assured, if you attempt to bring ruin down upon me, I will do the same to you in turn. My respect for you, Mr. Holmes, is the only reason you're still alive.
    Sherlock Holmes: You've paid me several compliments. Let me pay you one in return. If I could in anyway be assured of the former eventuality, I would cheerfully accept the latter.


  • Professor James Moriarty: Didn't you find it strange that your telegram drew no action against me? You see, buried within the unconscious lies an insatiable urge for conflict. I just want to own the bullets and the bandages. War on an industrial scale is inevitable. They'll do it themselves within a few years. All I have to do is wait.
    Sherlock Holmes: [stares]
    Professor James Moriarty: I like Switzerland. They respect a man's privacy here. Particularly if he has a fortune.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Three men have been following you for the past half mile. Their motives... highly unsavory.
    Irene Adler: No! [run into an alley, where they are surrounded by four men] Oh, and by the way they aren't pursuing me, they're escorting me and it seems as if there's... four of them.
    Sherlock Holmes: [strained chuckle]


  • Dr. John Watson: Holmes, how many times are you going to kill my dog?


  • Sherlock Holmes: Temperance, inverted. A woman who has recently taken comfort in drink. From what does she wish to hide, from what does she seek solace?
    Madam Simza Heron: A man making a fool of himself?
    Sherlock Holmes: Ah yes the Fool. Someone has been led astray, involved in something without her knowledge.
    Madam Simza Heron: Not bad, but you have to do better. I need to see it in your eyes.
    Sherlock Holmes: I can do better. The Two of Cups! A powerful bond. A brother and sister perhaps? Yes, and I see a name! It's... Rene.
    Madam Simza Heron: What do you want?
    Irene Adler: The Devil.


  • Dr. John Watson: Holmes, how did you know I'd find you?
    Sherlock Holmes: You didn't find me, you collapsed a building on me!


  • Sherlock Holmes: Lie down with me, Watson.
    Dr. John Watson: Why?
    Sherlock Holmes: I insist.
    Dr. John Watson: What are we doing down here?
    Sherlock Holmes: We are waiting. I am smoking. [automatic gunfire tears through the train compartment] Patiently waiting!
    Dr. John Watson: For what?!
    Sherlock Holmes: Your window of opportunity. Make it count!


  • Sherlock Holmes: You know my methods.
    Dr. John Watson: And I know where you'll be.
    Sherlock Holmes: No other outcome could be more appealing to me than this. By the way, who taught you how to dance?
    Dr. John Watson: You did.
    Sherlock Holmes: Well, I've done a rather good job of it.


  • Dr. John Watson: May I deduce that you, Mycroft-- nice to meet you, by the way [holds out hand].
    Mycroft Holmes: No!
    Sherlock Holmes: He doesn't.
    Dr. John Watson: May I deduce that you, who never strays from the path between your home and the Diogenes' Club, and never on a Monday when they serve your favorite potted shrimps must be here for some far more important reason than my stag party?
    Mycroft Holmes: You know, he's nothing like as slow-witted as you've led me to believe, Shirly.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Annihilation!
    Dr. John Watson: Rebirth.
    Sherlock Holmes: Restriction!
    Dr. John Watson: Structure.
    Sherlock Holmes: Answering to a woman!
    Dr. John Watson: Being in a relationship. Having a home, the possibility of a family. Who wants to die alone?
    Sherlock Holmes: Right, so you'll get married tomorrow, settle down with Mary and I'll... die alone.


  • Mrs. Hudson: [turning to Dr. John Watson] Doctor, you must get him to a sanitorium! For the past month, he's taken nothing but coffee, tobacco, and cocoa leaves. He never sleeps! I hear multiple voices, as if he's rehearsing a play.
    Sherlock Holmes: Don't you have a goat that needs worming?
    Mrs. Hudson: Ah, yes. Such fun. What would I do without you?
    Sherlock Holmes: Why are you here?
    Dr. John Watson: I'm getting married. Tomorrow.
    Sherlock Holmes: Ah! Embrace me!


  • Professor James Moriarty: Your clock is ticking.


  • Professor James Moriarty: Do you have the letter?
    Irene Adler: It was taken.
    Professor James Moriarty: Taken?
    Irene Adler: During the chaos created by your package. [waiter pours out tea for her] Thank you! [to Moriarty] Perhaps... if you had shared your plans...
    Professor James Moriarty: You wish to know my plans, now, do you? Did you imagine, Miss Adler, that something would happen to you? Is that why you chose to meet here in a public place, your favourite restaurant?
    Col. Sebastian Moran: [taps a spoon against his glass three times and every one inside the restaurant leaves including the waiters, until only Moran, Moriarty and Irene remain]
    Professor James Moriarty: I don’t blame you. I blame myself. It’s been apparent to me for quite some time than you had succumbed to your feelings for him. And this isn’t the first occasion Mr Holmes has inconvenienced me in recent months... The question is... what to do about it?
    Professor James Moriarty: I don?t blame you. I blame myself. It's been apparent to me for quite some time than you had succumbed to your feelings for him. And this isn?t the first occasion Mr Holmes has inconvenienced me in recent months... The question is... what to do about it?


  • Professor James Moriarty: Your clock is running
    Professor James Moriarty: Your clock is running.


  • Sim: [showing Holmes and Watson their horses, to Watson] The black one is yours. The grey one is mine. [to Holmes] And this is for you.
    Sherlock Holmes: [clears his throat] Ah, hm, right! Where are the wagons?
    Sim: The wagon is too slow. Can't you ride?
    Dr. John Watson: It's not that he can't ride... How is it you put it, Holmes?
    Sherlock Holmes: There’re dangerous at both ends and crafty in the middle. Why would I want anything with a mind of its own bobbing about between my legs? Then I should require a bicycle thank you very much. It’s 1891, could have chartered a balloon.
    Dr. John Watson: [to Sim] How can we make this more manageable?
    Sherlock Holmes: [a band of horses rides past, after a moment Holmes follows them riding a little pony] Slow and steady wins the race!


  • Dr. John Watson: [in the train, watching for attackers with his gun ready] How many were you expecting?
    Sherlock Holmes: Half a dozen.
    Dr. John Watson: Who are they?
    Sherlock Holmes: A wedding present from Moriarty. [to Mary] Lovely ceremony by the way. Many a tear shed in joy.
    Mary Watson: Oh John!
    Dr. John Watson: [shoots] Yes, just a minute, darling!
    Sherlock Holmes: Do you trust me?
    Mary Watson: No!
    Sherlock Holmes: Well then I should have to... do something about that. [pushes Mary out of the train and she lands in a river]
    Dr. John Watson: [shooting] Who's up to bat next, you bastards?
    Sherlock Holmes: John, do shut the door. [Watson does it, looks around, and realises that Mary is gone] It had to be done! [Watson runs to the other door and looks out] She’s safe now! In my own defence [Watson attacks him] I timed it perfectly!


  • Dr. John Watson: [in the train] Come in! [the door to the compartment opens and a man with a champagne bottle comes in]
    Mary Watson: Oh, yes, please!
    Dr. John Watson: We didn't order that.
    Train Conductor: With our compliments, sir.
    Dr. John Watson: Thank you. Put it there. [the man comes in and closes the door behind himself, he attacks Watson with a knife, but he can ward him off]
    Mary Watson: [puts a gun against the man's head and Watson opens the door that leads out of the train] I think it's time for you to leave!
    Dr. John Watson: [throws the man out of the train; to Mary] Sit down! [opens the door and looks out; a couple of soldiers come towards their compartment, but suddenly a strange woman comes out and attacks them, when she comes towards Watson, she is revealed to be in fact Sherlock Holmes in disguise]
    Sherlock Holmes: I agree, it's not my best disguise, but I had to make do!


  • Dr. John Watson: I'm not going out with you dressed like that.
    Sherlock Holmes: Would you prefer it if I joined you in the fashion faux pas wearing fine military dress with that heinous handmade scarf? Clearly an early attempt of your fiancé.
    Dr. John Watson: Oh, how I've missed you, Holmes.
    Sherlock Holmes: Have you? Why, I've barely noticed your absence. Then again I'm knee-deep in research. Extracting fluids from the adrenal glands of sheep and designing my own urban camouflage. All the while verging on a decisive breakthrough in the single most important case of my career, perhaps of all time.


  • Dr. John Watson: [opens the door to Holmes' study, it is full with strange plants] Your hedge needs trimming.
    Sherlock Holmes: out of sight, barely audible] Where am I?
    Dr. John Watson: I don't care where you are. I'm not gonna play this game. I have to catch the last - [is struck by an arrow from behind, but it doesn't do him any harm; he turns, but can't see anything] - train.
    Sherlock Holmes: [still out of sight] Oh, oh, that's you dead, I'm afraid.
    Dr. John Watson: You win [sits down and looks around the room] I lose. [disappears behind a newspaper] Game over. [another arrow hits the newspaper, Watson puts it down again]
    Sherlock Holmes: Still don't see me? [reveals himself to have been standing in front of a pillar and a bookshelf wearing some weird costume which allows him to blend in with that exact spot, laughs and steps into the middle of the room] Quel surprise. [takes of the hoods of his disguise]


  • Sherlock Holmes: [Mycroft emerges out from under an overhanging roof] Loitering in the woodshed again, are we, Myckie?
    Mycroft Holmes: Good evening, Sherly. I see your boot maker is ill, dear brother.
    Sherlock Holmes: I detect that you have recently changed the brand of soap with which you shave.
    Mycroft Holmes: May I point out that the chimney in the front room at Baker Street is still in need of a damn good sweeping out?
    Sherlock Holmes: Are you aware that the hackney carriage by which you arrived had a damaged wheel?
    Mycroft Holmes: Yes, the left. And it's plain to the meanest intelligence that you have recently acquired a new bow for your violin.
    Sherlock Holmes: Same bow, new strings.
    Dr. John Watson: And may I deduce that you who rarely strays from the path that runs from your home to the Diogenes Club and never on a Monday where they serve your favourite potted shrimps must be here for some far more important reason than my stag party?
    Mycroft Holmes: You know he’s nothing like as slow-witted as you’ve been leading me to believe, Sherly.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Has all my instruction been for naught? [pours] You still read the official statement and believe it. It's a game, dear man, a shadowy game. We're playing cat and mouse, the professor and I. Cloak and dagger.
    Dr. John Watson: I thought it was spider and fly. [reads the label of the bottle Sherlock has been pouring from; it says Formaldehyde]
    Sherlock Holmes: I'm not a fly, I'm a cat.
    Dr. John Watson: Not a mouse, but a dagger. [Sherlock drinks] You’re drinking embalming fluid.
    Sherlock Holmes: [exhales] Yess. Care for a drop?


  • Mycroft Holmes: Anthony! Anthony!


  • Sherlock Holmes: "The best place for a honeymoon...Paris."
    Sherlock Holmes: The best place for a honeymoon... Paris.


  • Sherlock Holmes: "Make it count."
    Sherlock Holmes: Make it count.


  • Sherlock Holmes: "Irene has succumbed to a rare form of tuberculosis."
    Sherlock Holmes: Irene has succumbed to a rare form of tuberculosis.


  • Col. Sebastian Moran: "He wants to meet with you."
    Col. Sebastian Moran: He wants to meet with you.


  • Sherlock Holmes: "I was expecting it sooner."
    Sherlock Holmes: I was expecting it sooner.


  • Sherlock Holmes: "It's called the spider web."
    Sherlock Holmes: It's called the spider web.


  • Sherlock Holmes: "Fire!"
    Sherlock Holmes: Fire!


  • Sherlock Holmes: "It's urban camouflage."
    Sherlock Holmes: It's urban camouflage.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Who has been dancing on my chest!?


  • Sherlock Holmes: Ahhhh I was just having the strangest dream, I was in a restaurant with Gladstone and the Satanic pony was there!!


  • Sherlock Holmes: Three men have been following you for the last half mile. Their motives... highly unsavoury.
    Irene Adler: No... Oh, and by the way, they're not pursuing me, they're escorting me and instead of three, there seem to be... four.
    Sherlock Holmes: Steady hands with that, Irene.
    Irene Adler: Oh, I don't think it's my hands you have to worry about. Now, be careful with the face boys. We do have a dinner date tonight. Don't fill up on bread.
    Sherlock Holmes: (starts whistling Serenade No. 13, while taking off his disguise, then stops) I forgot the rest. (wants to leave, but one thug grabs him by the throat and slams him against the wall) Uh, it's coming back now. (proceeds to beating up the thugs)


  • Sherlock Holmes: Lie down with me, Watson.


  • Sherlock Holmes: [disguised as a Chinese man] Three men have been following you for the last half mile. Their motives... highly unsavoury.
    Irene Adler: [turns around to look and sees the men] No! [pulls Sherlock away with her; in a secluded alley they are held up by yet another man; Irene gasps and turns around to Sherlock] Oh and by the way, they’re not pursuing me, they’re escorting me [looks over Sherlock’s shoulder at the three other thugs who approach them] and instead of three, there seem to be, er, four.
    Sherlock Holmes: [gives a short laugh, Irene takes the packet out of his hands] Steady hands with that, Irene.
    Irene Adler: Oh, I don’t think it’s my hands you have to worry about. [addressing the thugs] Now, be careful with the face, boys! We do have a dinner date tonight. [to Sherlock] Don’t fill up on bread. [leaves]
    Sherlock Holmes: [thug begins to whistle Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 and after Sherlock joins in, they begin to take of his disguise; stops and smiles] I forgot the rest [turns around and wants to leave, but the biggest thug grabs him around the throat and pushes him against the wall] Uh, it’s coming back now. [proceeds to beating up the thugs]


  • Sherlock Holmes: Lie with me, Watson.


  • Dr. Watson: How many times do you have to kill Gladatone?


  • Dr. John Watson: I'm on my honeymoon!


  • Professor Moriarty: Are you sure you want to play this game?
    Sherlock Holmes: I'm afraid you'd lose.


  • Sherlock Holmes: slow and steady
    Sherlock Holmes: Slow and steady.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Make it count!


  • Dr. John Watson: [punching Holmes after Mary was thrown from the train, into the river] Did you just kill my new wife?
    Sherlock Holmes: I timed it perfectly!


  • Sherlock Holmes: [referring to Moriarty] If we can stop him, we shall prevent the collapse of Western civilization... No pressure.


  • Sherlock Holmes: [at an auction] One million pounds! And, by the way, fire.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Batter. Dust lightly. Crack eggs. Flip the omelet. Add a light seasoning. Breakfast is served.


  • Sim: I have never done this before.
    Sherlock Holmes: Just follow my lead.


  • Sherlock Holmes: I must admit that it is not my best disguise.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Lay down with me Watson
    Sherlock Holmes: Lay down with me Watson.
    Dr. Watson: What are we doing down here?
    Sherlock Holmes: We are waiting. I am smoking.


  • Dr. Watson: "Holmes as always had a much different theory."
    Dr. Watson: Holmes as always had a much different theory.


  • Dr. Watson: "Why must you always kill my dog."
    Dr. Watson: Why must you always kill my dog.


  • Sherlock Holmes: "Good evening."
    Sherlock Holmes: Good evening.


  • Dr. John Watson: I know you can hear me, you selfish bastard!


  • Mycroft Holmes: Good evening, Mrs Watson. I'm the other Holmes.
    Mary Watson: You mean there's two of you? Marvelous.


  • Dr. Watson: [as he watches Sherlock drinking Formaldehyd] You're drinking embalming fluid?
    Sherlock Holmes: [exhales] Yes. Care for a drop?
    Dr. John Watson: You do seem...
    Sherlock Holmes: Excited?
    Dr. John Watson: Manic.
    Sherlock Holmes: I am.
    Dr. John Watson: Verging on...
    Sherlock Holmes: Ecstatic?
    Dr. John Watson: Psychotic. [pause] I should've brought you a sedative.


  • Dr. John Watson: "Holmes!!"
    Dr. John Watson: Holmes!


  • Irene Adler: "Their escorting me."
    Irene Adler: Their escorting me.


  • Sherlock Holmes: "I told you not to open the box.."
    Sherlock Holmes: I told you not to open the box.


  • Sherlock Holmes: You still don't see me, do you?


  • Sherlock Holmes: Slow and steady wins the race.


  • Mycroft Holmes: You know, he's nothing like as slow witted as you've been leading me to believe, Sherly.


  • Dr. John Watson: How did you know I would find you?
    Sherlock Holmes: You didn't find me. You collapsed a building on me.


  • Professor James Moriarty: Are you sure you want to play this game?
    Sherlock Holmes: I'm afraid you'd lose.


  • Dr. Watson: it's not that he CAN'T ride horses... how is it you put it?
    Dr. Watson: It's not that he CAN'T ride horses... how is it you put it?
    Sherlock Holmes: Their dangerous at both end and crafty in the middle.. why would i want anything with a mind of its own bobbing about between my legs?
    Sherlock Holmes: Their dangerous at both end and crafty in the middle... Why would I want anything with a mind of its own bobbing about between my legs?


  • Dr. John Watson: How many times are you going to kill my dog Holmes?


  • Professor James Moriarty: Now...are you sure you want to play this game?
    Professor James Moriarty: Now... are you sure you want to play this game?


  • Dr. John Watson: Did you just kill mw new wife!?


  • Sherlock Holmes: It's always nice to see you, Watson.


  • Sim: What do you see?
    Sherlock Holmes: Everything. That is my curse.


  • Sherlock Holmes: The game is still young.
    Professor Moriarty: Actually, it's in it's adolescence.


  • Irene Adler: Oh, and they're not pursuing me, they're escorting me, and instead of three, there's four.


  • Irene Adler: Be careful with the face boys, we have a dinner date tonight.


  • Mycroft Holmes: They will be discussing peace but will actually be readying their armies at home.


  • Dr. Watson: We should go home.
    Sherlock Holmes: I concur. Let's go home...via Switzerland. What better way to start a war at a peace summit?


  • Mycroft Holmes: (Mary Watson falls in the river, and there is a boat nearby containing Mycroft) Over here! Hello, I am the other Holmes.
    Mary Watson: (Sarcastically) Another Holmes? Can this evening get any better?


  • Sherlock Holmes: By the way, who taught you how to dance?
    Dr. Watson: (grinning) Well...that was you Holmes.


  • Madam Simza Heron: But I don't know how to dance.
    Sherlock Holmes: Just follow my steps.


  • Mary Watson: (both John and Mary are on the train to their honeymoon, and are kissing) There's no place I'd rather be.
    Mary Watson: [both John and Mary are on the train to their honeymoon, and are kissing] There's no place I'd rather be.
    Dr. Watson: There's no other person I'd rather be with.
    Mary Watson: (Finds a gun in his pocket) Why have you got a gun in your pocket?
    Mary Watson: [finds a gun in his pocket] Why have you got a gun in your pocket?
    Dr. Watson: Old habits die hard.


  • Sherlock Holmes: This is one of the best hedgehog goulashes I've ever tasted. I can't remember tasting it anywhere else.
    Dr. Watson: When was the last time you had hedgehog goulash?
    Sherlock Holmes: I told you, I can't remember.


  • Sherlock Holmes: It's so overt, it's covert!


  • Col. Sebastian Moran: This is what you get when industry marries art. Put down your gun, Holmes, you won't be needing that.


  • Professor Moriarty: You won't be needing your ticket.
    Col. Sebastian Moran: (In an uncomforting tone) Shame. I was looking forward to seeing Don Giovanni.
    Col. Sebastian Moran: [in an uncomforting tone] Shame. I was looking forward to seeing Don Giovanni.


  • Sherlock Holmes: I said make it count! How many windows must I provide?


  • Dr. Watson: Better to be married than to die alone.
    Sherlock Holmes: O.K, so you'll be getting married and having a family while...I will die alone.
    Sherlock Holmes: Okay so you'll be getting married and having a family while... I will die alone.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Whatever you do, don't dance. You know what happens when you dance.


  • Sherlock Holmes: These gypsies always make you drink.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Don't be rude to the woman who's invited us inside her tent...for hedgehog.
    Sherlock Holmes: Don't be rude to the woman who's invited us inside her tent... for hedgehog.
    Dr. Watson: Says the man who throws women off trains.


  • Sherlock Holmes: It's so overt.. It's covert.


  • Professor Moriarty: Who did you send that telegram to? (silence) (Moriarty jabs the hook further into Holmes' shoulder and he cries out in pain. Moriarty leans into him to hear him)
    Professor Moriarty: Who did you send that telegram to? [silence] [Moriarty jabs the hook further into Holmes' shoulder and he cries out in pain. Moriarty leans into him to hear him]
    Sherlock Holmes: (weakly, barely audible) My brother, Mycroft.
    Sherlock Holmes: [weakly, barely audible] My brother, Mycroft.
    Professor Moriarty: And the second question I might ask is, who is the fish and who is the fisherman?


  • Sherlock Holmes: 1 million pounds! (Everyone turns around and gasps. An object suddenly gets caught on fire) ...oh, and fire! (Everyone except Holmes, Irene and Dr Hoffmanstahl evacuate the building).
    Sherlock Holmes: 1 million pounds! [everyone turns around and gasps. An object suddenly gets caught on fire] ...oh, and fire! [everyone except Holmes, Irene and Dr Hoffmanstahl evacuate the building]


  • Irene Adler: Don't fill up on bread.


  • Train Conductor: I'm sorry ma'am, but you can't use the lavatory while the train is at the station.


  • Col. Sebastian Moran: (Holmes is surrounded and rendered unconscious) Take him to the surgery. I'll get him a doctor.
    Col. Sebastian Moran: [Holmes is surrounded and rendered unconscious] Take him to the surgery. I'll get him a doctor.


  • Sherlock Holmes: My ankle really itches.
    Dr. Watson: That's because you have a large piece of wood sticking out of it.


  • Dr. Watson: Your hedge needs trimming.


  • Sherlock Holmes: How many windows of opportunity do I need to give you?


  • Sherlock Holmes: Did you just call me a selfish b*****d?


  • Sherlock Holmes: We are waiting, I am smoking.


  • Dr. John Watson: I'm on my honeymoon!


  • Sherlock Holmes: Do you need me to elaborate, or can we just crack on?
    Sherlock Holmes: Do you need me to elaborate? Or can we just crack on?


  • Sherlock Holmes: I see everything
    Sherlock Holmes: I see everything.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Shall we compare moods, or consider what we know?


  • Sherlock Holmes: Come at once if convenient - if inconvenient come all the same.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Do trust me.
    Mary Watson: .............No.
    Mary Watson: No.


  • Dr. John Watson: You do seem...
    Sherlock Holmes: Excited?
    Dr. John Watson: Manic.
    Sherlock Holmes: I am.
    Dr. John Watson: Bordering on-
    Sherlock Holmes: Ecstatic?
    Dr. John Watson: Psychotic.


  • Sherlock Holmes: They are dangerous on both ends and crafty in the middle. Why would I want anything with a mind of its own bobbing between my legs?


  • Sherlock Holmes: Careful what you fish for!


  • Sherlock Holmes: Come lay down with me.


  • Professor James Moriarty: Are you sure you want to play this game?
    Sherlock Holmes: I'm afraid... you'd lose.


  • Sherlock Holmes: Didn't see this in the cards, did you?


  • Dr. Watson: Wha...?
    Sherlock Holmes: I agree, it's not my best diguise. But, I had to make due.


  • Sherlock Holmes: I'm knee-deep in the single most important case of my career.


  • Dr. Watson: I see your web of consipracy has expanded.


  • Sim: What do you see?
    Sherlock Holmes: Everything. That is my curse.


  • Dr. Watson: Oh, how I've missed you Holmes.


  • Professor Moriarty: Are you sure you want to play this game?
    Sherlock Holmes: I'm afraid you'd lose
    Sherlock Holmes: I'm afraid you'd lose.


  • Dr. Watson: What are we doing down here?
    Sherlock Holmes: We are waiting.


  • Dr. Watson: I'm on my honeymoon!


  • Sherlock Holmes: Get that out of my face.
    Dr. Watson: It's not in your face, it's in my hand.
    Sherlock Holmes: Get what's in your hand out of my face.


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