Sherlock Holmes Quotes in The Adventure of the Speckled Band
…working as he did rather for the love of his art than for the acquirement of wealth, he refused to associate himself with any investigation which did not tend towards the unusual, and even the fantastic.
He must guard himself, for he may find that there is someone more cunning than himself upon his track.
There are one or two very singular points about this room. For example, what a fool a builder must be to open a ventilator into another room, when, with the same trouble, he might have communicated with the outside air!
When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge.
“It is a swamp adder!” cried Holmes; “the deadliest snake in India. He has died within ten seconds of being bitten. Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.”