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The Hound of the Baskervilles Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from The Hound of the Baskervilles
  1. #1
    Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered:
    “Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!”
  2. #2
    “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
  3. #3
    “Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him.”
  4. #4
  5. #5
    “It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.”
  6. #6
    “There’s a light in a woman’s eyes that speaks louder than words.”
  7. #7
    “The devil’s agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not?”
  8. #8
    “He burst into one of his rare fits of laughter as he turned away from the picture. I have not heard him laugh often, and it has always boded ill to somebody.”
  1. #9
    “Yes, we should have a full day to-day,” he remarked, and he rubbed his hands with the joy of action.”
  2. #10
    “There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.”
  3. #11
    “It seems to leave the darkness rather blacker than before.”
  4. #12
    “Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. I confess, my dear fellow, that I am very much in your debt.”
  5. #13
    “That which is clearly known hath less terror than that which is but hinted at and guessed.”
  6. #14
    “The past and the present are within my field of inquiry, but what a man may do in the future is a hard question to answer.”
  7. #15
    “You may be right.”
    “The probability lies in that direction.”
  8. #16
    “When Dr. Mortimer had finished reading this singular narrative he pushed his spectacles up on his forehead and stared across at Mr. Sherlock Holmes. The latter yawned and tossed the end of his cigarette into the fire.
    “Well?” said he.
    “Do you not find it interesting?”
    “To a collector of fairy-tales.”
  1. #17
    “I must thank you,” said Sherlock Holmes, “for calling my attention to a case which certainly presents some features of interest. I had observed some newspaper comment at the time, but I was exceedingly preoccupied by that little affair of the Vatican cameos, and in my anxiety to oblige the Pope I lost touch with several interesting English cases.”
  2. #18
    ″‘Then let me have the private ones.’ He leaned back, put his finger-tips together, and assumed his most impassive and judicial expression.”
  3. #19
    “His face white in the moonlight, his hands raised in horror, glaring helplessly at the frightful thing which was hunting him down.”
  4. #20
    “If he was vulnerable he was mortal, and if we could wound him we could kill him.”
  5. #21
    “Never have I seen a man run as Holmes ran that night.”
  6. #22
    “For an instant he sat in silent amazement. Then he burst into a hearty laugh.”
  7. #23
    “I am afraid, my dear Watson, that most of your conclusions were erroneous. When I said that you stimulated me I meant, to be frank, that in noting your fallacies I was occasionally guided towards the truth.”
  8. #24
    “What further inferences may we draw?”
    “Do none suggest themselves? You know my methods. Apply them!”
  9. #25
    “My dear Watson, you were born to be a man of action. Your instinct is always to do something energetic.”