He said that he would acquire no knowledge which did not bear upon his object. Therefore all the knowledge which he possessed was such as would be useful to him. I enumerated in my own mind all the various points upon which he had shown me that he was exceptionally well informed. I even took a pencil and jotted them down. I could not help smiling at the document when I had completed it. It ran this way:
sir arthur conan doyle kills off sherlock holmes - december 1893
“I never thought they would take it so much to heart,” he said later. “I got letters from all over the world reproaching me on the subject. One, I remember, from a lady whom I did not know, began ‘You Beast.’
” In the eyes of many, Holmes lives ever on : by warm firesides, on cozy sofas, in dark, flashlight-lit bedrooms, in the back yards during summer afternoons, in large armchairs on rainy days, in libraries and classrooms, in conversation, and in our living rooms,…he lives on, as we read”
– Vincent Starrett
That awkward moment when your OTP is the answer to Final Jeopardy.
Sherlock sees through everyone and everything in seconds. What’s incredible though is how spectacularly ignorant he is about some things.