The Sign of the Four – Key Quotes

“What is it today morphine or cocaine?” – Watson (to Sherlock)

Although Watson asks this question with a sarcastic tone, it shows that he cares about Sherlock.


The above quote shows us that Sherlock loves puzzles and feels that his life wouldn’t be worth living if he didn’t have cases to solve.

“I am the only one in the world” – Sherlock

Sherlock is arrogant and believes that he is better than everyone else.

This quote refers to Mary and shows us that she is delicate.

“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”

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