Miscellaneous Sherlock Holmes Quotes
So yesterday I finally finished reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and I wrote my review. But I never got a chance to incorporate these other neat quotes that I had found myself needing to write down as I read. So I thought, why not have a special post just for them?
Here’s the first, which explains in part why Holmes prefers the city to the country:
“He loved to lie in the very centre of five millions of people, with his filaments stretching out and running through them, responsive to every little rumour or suspicion of unsolved crime.”
The second comes as Holmes is recovering from an illness:
“His iron constitution… had broken down under the strain of an investigation which had extended over two months, during which period he had never worked less than fifteen hours a day, and had more than once, as he assured me, kept to his task for five days at a stretch.”
If I understand that correctly, he sometimes worked five days in a row without any sleep! And as he’s recovering from that strain under doctor’s orders to rest, he STILL has the energy to solve a case. That’s either absolutely amazing or incredibly insane. Probably both. (nodding my head) Yes. Both.