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My Favorite Lines from SHERLOCK Season 1 Episode 1 (A Study in Pink) 26 January 2012

Posted by Admin in Movie Quotes, Sherlock (BBC), Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle).

Think it through next time.

Here are some of my favorite lines from the first episode of Sherlock, A Study in Pink.


John: You asked me to come, I’m assuming it’s important.

Sherlock: Oh – yeah, of course. Can I borrow your phone?

John: My phone?

Sherlock: Always a chance that my number will be recognised. It’s on the website.

John: Mrs Hudson’s got a phone.

Sherlock: Yeah, she’s downstairs. I tried shouting but she didn’t hear.

John: I was on the other side of London…

Sherlock: There was no hurry.


Sherlock: What’s wrong?

John: Just met a friend of yours.

Sherlock: A friend?

John: An enemy.

Sherlock: Oh. Which one?

John: Well, your arch-enemy, according to him. Do people have arch-enemies?

Sherlock: Did he offer you money to spy on me?

John: Yes.

Sherlock: Did you take it?

John: No.

Sherlock: Pity, we could have split the fee. Think it through next time.

Hurray for Lestrade!

Sherlock: Anderson, what are YOU doing here on a drugs bust?

Anderson: Oh, I volunteered.

Lestrade: They all did. They’re not strictly speaking ON the drug squad, but they’re very keen.


Sherlock: Shut up, everybody! Don’t speak, don’t breathe. I’m trying to think. Anderson, face the other way. You’re putting me off.

Anderson: What? My FACE is?!

Lestrade: Everybody quiet and still. Anderson, turn your back.

Anderson: Oh, for God’s sake!

Lestrade: Your back, now, please!

What a bad cabbie.

Sherlock: Are you all right?

John: Yes, of course I’m all right.

Sherlock: Well, you have just killed a man.

John: Yes, that’s true. But he wasn’t a very nice man.

Sherlock: No. No, he wasn’t, really, was he?

Frankly a bloody awful cabbie.

Sherlock: (chuckles) That’s true, he was a bad cabbie. You should have seen the route he took us to get here.

John: Stop it! We can’t giggle, it’s a crime scene. Stop it.

Sherlock: Well, you’re the one who shot him.

John: Keep your voice down.

I want to meet their mummy!

And my favorite part of the entire show… the conversation between Sherlock, John, and the guy I first thought was Moriarty, but turned out to be Mycroft. Classic!


Mycroft: So… Another case cracked. How very public-spirited. Though that’s never really your motivation, is it?

Sherlock: What are you doing here?

Mycroft: As ever, I’m concerned about you.

Sherlock: Yes, I’ve been hearing about your “concern”.

Mycroft: Always so aggressive. Did it never occur to you that you and I belong on the same side?

Sherlock: Oddly enough – no.

Mycroft: We have more in common than you’d like to believe. This petty feud between us is simply childish. People will suffer. And you know how it always upset Mummy.

Sherlock: (increduously) I upset her? Me? It wasn’t me that upset her, Mycroft.

John: No. No, wait… Mummy? Who’s Mummy?

Sherlock: Mother. Our mother. This is my brother, Mycroft.(to Mycroft) Putting on weight again?

Mycroft: Losing it, in fact.

John: He’s your brother?

Sherlock: Course he’s my brother.

John: So he’s not…

Sherlock: Not what?

John: I don’t know… Criminal mastermind?

Sherlock: Close enough.

Mycroft: For goodness’ sake. I occupy a minor position

in the British government.

Sherlock: He IS the British government, when he’s not too busy being the British secret service or the CIA on a freelance basis. (to Mycroft) Good evening, Mycroft. Try not to start a war before I get home, you know what it does for the traffic.

John: (to Mycroft) So, when you say you’re concerned about him – you actually are concerned?

Mycroft: Yes, of course.

John: I mean, it actually is a childish feud?

Mycroft: He’s always been so resentful. You can imagine the Christmas dinners.

John: Yeah… No… God, no.


1. Sherlocks awesome - 18 March 2014

This is the awesomest show ever!!! The writing is fabulous and it balances serious and funny perfectly!!!

2. shradha - 12 June 2012

gosh…. even i loved the mycroft part!!! was more than classic!

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