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Sherlock: The 10 Best Quotes From The Show
2024/06/21

The BBC's modern take on Sherlock Holmes, led by Benedict Cumberbatch, has become iconic for its brilliant writing and memorable quotes. The series, created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, successfully adapted Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective tales for the 21st century, with many fans considering it to be the best adaptation of the character to date. The show’s success is largely due to its excellent writing, which produced many quotes that are witty, profound, and clever.

Some of the most memorable Sherlock BBC quotes include Sherlock’s response to being called a psychopath by Anderson, Mrs Hudson’s suggestion of a “nice murder” to cheer Sherlock up, Moriarty’s sinister “Did you miss me?” return, and Mycroft’s reminder that “caring is not an advantage, Sherlock.” Each quote serves to highlight the brilliance of the characters and the show’s script.

The show’s reinvention of classic characters from the books, such as Mrs. Hudson, also gave rise to many hilarious and brilliant quotes, further showcasing the wit and charm of the series. Andrew Scott's Moriarty also had some of the most iconic quotes, including the flamboyant “I always hear 'punch me in the face' when you're speaking, but it's usually subtext.”

Sherlock’s own musings, such as his observation that genius requires an audience and his scathing insult to Anderson, also exemplify the show’s insightful and cutting dialogue. One of the most iconic quotes from the series is when Sherlock expresses his view of the people around him, stating, “Dear God. What is it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring.” This quote perfectly captures the iconic detective’s arrogance, intelligence, and detachment from ‘normal’ society.

In addition to the memorable quotes, the show also featured stellar performances from Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as John Watson, further solidifying its status as a modern classic.

The quotes, with their combination of humor, insight, and brilliance, have contributed to making the BBC’s Sherlock an iconic and beloved adaptation of the timeless character.

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