Sherlock: Learning to see the puzzle in everything? They're everywhere once you start looking, it's impossible to stop. It just so happens, people and all their deceits and illusions that inform everything that they do tends to be the most fascinating puzzles of all. Of course, they don't always appreciate being seen as such.
Watson: Seems like a lonely way to live.
Sherlock: As I said, it has its costs.

For future reference. When I say I agree with you, it means I'm not listening.

Sherlock

I'm Sherlock Holmes, I am a temporarily suspended consultant for the NYPD. This is Joan Watson and she keeps me from doing heroine.

Sherlock

I often wonder if I should have been born at another time. My senses are unusually, some might say unnaturally keen, and ours is an era of distraction. It's a punishing drumbeat of constant input. It follows us into our homes and into our beds. It seeps into our... Into our souls, for want of a better word. For a long time, there was only one solution for my raw nerve endings and that was copious drug use. In my less productive moments, I'm given to wonder.... If I had just been born when it was a little quieter out there, would I have even become an addict in the first place? Might I have been more focused? A more fully realized person?

Sherlock

Joan: [To Sherlock] I'm going to miss this, working with you. I think what you do is amazing.
Later On...
Sherlock: [To Joan] I'm going to miss this, working with you. I think what you do is amazing.

You named a bee after me?

Watson

Watson. OH MY GOD, WHAT THE HELL?!?! Ty I'm going to have to call you back.
Sherlock: You're right about a stress relief, I felt like Jimi Hendrix for a second there.
Watson: You didn't have to do that?
Sherlock: Ty, funny name that, noun, verb, nationality, food.

Gregson: I've been a cop for 30 years, I carry a gun.
Watson: And a penis.

Sherlock: I will never allow any harm to come to you, not ever.
Joan: You can't promise that.
Sherlock: And yet I did.

Watson: Do you close yourself off to people, deny yourself things that might bring you pleasure? Not because it makes you a better investigator but because it's some sort of penance?
Sherlock: Penitence?
Watson: For what happened in London? Being addicted? I don't know, it just occurred to me that it might something someone would do and not even know it.
Sherlock: You always know it, Watson. If you didn't, it wouldn't be penance.

Sherlock: Has anyone heard the theory that the CIA created crack cocaine?
Joan: I have
Sherlock: I started that.

[To Sherlock] I am dissecting a body in the middle of the night. We are not having a moment.

Watson

Elementary Quotes

Ben Garrett: How do you do all that?
Sherlock: I was bitten by a radioactive detective.

Holmes: Why do you suppose you hate your job so much?
Watson: I don't hate my job.
Holmes: You have two alarm clocks. No one with two alarm clocks loves their job. Two alarm clocks mean it's a chore for you to get up in the morning.