Fandom Friday: Sherlock Holmes Quotes That Will Make You Think - Or Laugh

For this week’s Fandom Friday, we have the lovable Sherlock Holmes. Members of this fandom, enjoy some of his funniest and most insightful quotes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock is where it all started, with the character capturing the hearts and adoration of countless readers all over the world. In fact, Sherlock has the distinction of being the most portrayed literary human character in film & TV.

While there are a lot of brilliant quotes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock, here are the ones which resonate most with me.


“It is a capital mistake to theorize in advance of the facts. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” (A Scandal in Bohemia)

BBC’s Sherlock

BBC’s Sherlock has one of the most loyal fandoms today, propelling Benedict Cumberbatch’s popularity into outer space. Here are some of the most memorable BBC Sherlock Holmes quotes.

These two makes you chuckle at how Sherlock can be insulting without meaning it. He utters the words as a statement of fact. Nothing else.

“Dear God, what is it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring!” (A Study in Pink)

“Because you’re an idiot. No, no, no. Don’t look like that. Practically everyone is.” (A Study in Pink)


The following quotes give us an insight into the greatest detective of all time and how he sees himself. It makes me feel sad and emphatic at the same time.

“Don’t make people into heroes, John. Heroes don’t exist and if they did I wouldn’t be one of them.” (The Great Game)

“Oh, I may be on the side of the angels, but don’t think for one second that I am one of them.” (The Reichenbach Fall)

“I am the most unpleasant, rude, ignorant and all-round obnoxious arsehole that anyone could possibly have the misfortune to meet.

I am dismissive of the virtuous, unaware of the beautiful and uncomprehending in the face of the happy…

John, I am a ridiculous man redeemed only by the warmth and constancy of your friendship.” (The Sign of Three)

Elementary’s Sherlock

For those of you who think that no one but Cumberbatch deserves to be Sherlock, pardon me. I love Elementary, and I think Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock has his own brand of quirkiness. Here are my favorite quotes from this Sherlock.


“Paranoia is the byproduct of being consistently right.” (Rip Off)

“Friendship, I’ve come to believe, is most accurately defined as two people moving towards the best aspects of one another. It is a relationship of mutual benefit, mutual gain.” (One Watson, One Holmes)

“You know better than to ask me a non-specific question.” (The Eternity Injection)

“I am not a deranged lunatic, but by all means, keep pushing me.” (All in the Family)

“Idiots rely on luck.” (Lesser Evils)

What are you favorite Sherlock Holmes quotes?

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