Sherlock Holmes is probably the most famous detective in literature. His fans were so determined, that when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle killed their favorite character, they demanded he be brought back. The author grudgingly consented to bring the detective back and continue the series. Since the moment his first adventure was published in 1887, the consulting detective dazzled his fans with his wits and his ability to observe his surroundings. Numerous movie adaptations followed as well as several TV shows.
One of the most popular TV series is BBC’s production, “Sherlock.” It is set in a contemporary time period and rewrites the events of the novels for the 21st century. Below you can discover three amazing quotes from the above mentioned show.
1. “Bitterness is a paralytic. Love is a much more vicious motivator.” (Sherlock Holmes)
Most quotes from BBC’s Sherlock are cynical and straight to the point. They tend to show the ugly truth with blunt sincerity. When one is in pain, when a person is crippled by sadness, he or she tends to be unable to follow logic and manage to find a new path in life. However, love can be a vicious motivator. It pushes us to cross all boundaries in order to protect those we love; even the boundaries of law. Whereas bitterness numbs us and makes us unable to react, love brings us back to life and makes us fight, sometimes in a wrong way.
2. ”You do see, you just don’t observe!” (Sherlock Holmes)
All of us, unless our vision is somehow impaired, see our surroundings. We walk through our cities each day, watch as hundreds of people walk by us, but most of the time we ignore whatever we see. The information is lost, because we do not have time to stay and observe the world around us. We are unable to take in all the little details that show us more than the big picture of the world. If we were to remaine in one place and start observing the world around us, we would be amazed by all the information we would discover.
3. “Once you rule out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true.” (Sherlock Holmes)
This is perhaps one of the most famous quotes uttered by the consulting detective. It was used time and time again, both in the movie adaptations of the book or in other films or TV series (such as Star Trek ). When faced with a dilema we must consider all probabilities and exclude them one by one, starting with the impossible. In the end, as we do so, we will be left with the truth.
The list of impressive quotes from BBC’s Sherlock can go on. It is a detective series that teaches us that our secrets can be easily revealed when we least expect it. Have you ever seen an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes novels?
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