Sherlock Holmes said it best...
"My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, most intricate analysis, and I am in my proper atmosphere. Then I can dispense with artificial stimulants. I crave mental exultation. That is why I have chosen my profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world; the only unofficial consulting detective. I don't want credit in my cases. The work itself, the pleasure of finding a field for my particular powers is my highest reward."
"She is a lovely woman Watson, with a face that a man might die for."
"You know, I begin to think that my reputation, such as it is, will suffer shipwreck if I am so candid. Omne ignotum pro magnifico."
"Watson, you disappoint me, I never guess."
"You know, sometimes I think my whole life is spent in one long effort to escape from the common place of existence."( Read more... )