Harlan: You were my friend.
Sherlock: I was your employer, Harlan. And you were my consultant. One of many.
Harlan: I know that I am a little obsessed with what I do. That has always made it hard to make friends. And I used to feel pretty bad about that and then I meet you. And I thought to myself, hey, if it doesn't bother him, why should I let it bother me? I got a lot out of the work we did. A lot. But if someone like you, thinks I'm a loser, then ...

In the wrong hands, math can be manipulated, abused. I decided to do something about it. You catch people who murder other people. I catch people who murder math.


Sherlock: Your home, Watson, is utterly pleasant.
Joan: You say that like it's a bad thing.
Sherlock: When you told me you wanted a life of your own, I didn't realize you meant you wanted the same life everyone else has ... anyway, it's none of my business.

Watson seems adequately sexed.


It's just something that happened. It's in the past now. Let's just leave it there, shall we?


She's strong, Watson. Smart. The training I'm attempting to provide her, the same training I provided you, for her has an ulterior motive. It is, in part, an attempt to channel residual feelings that she has into a productive skill. I believe she will make an excellent investigator. Just not today.


So let's say I am being framed, if that were true, I'd take that fall. I know it wouldn't get Amy back, but at least she would know that I'm the one who got the guy.


Holmes: It's unlikely I'll find another case half as worthy of my attention.
Watson: I could say the same thing.
Holmes: And indeed you should.

Watson: You work for Sherlock?
Kitty: I don't work for anyone. I'm his new partner.

Watson: Why are you here?
Sherlock: Isn't it obvious? I belong here. As do you.

In the event I failed, it would not be in front of you.


But you were right. I don't need you anymore. Still don't.


Elementary Quotes

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?


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.