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Wisdom from BBC’s Sherlock

Still recovering from the gaping absence that the end of Sherlock third series left in your life? Well, calm down. We have something for you.

No, it's not new episodes but it still might help to soothe your stress. We've gone through all three seasons and picked out the very best pieces of wisdom from the show, whether it be from Sherlock himself, his trusty right hand man Watson or any of the many characters who they have encountered.

Let us know if we've missed off your favourite at the bottom.

"Brainy is the new sexy"

"Every fairytale needs a good old-fashioned villain"

"Falling's just like flying...except there's a more permanent destination"

"People don’t really go to heaven when they die. They’re taken to a special room and burned."

"D’you know the big problem with a disguise, Mr. Holmes? However hard you try, it’s always a self-portrait."

“Let’s talk about…murder. Did I say murder? I meant to say marriage. But, you know, they’re quite similar procedures when you think about it. The participants tend to know each other, it’s over when one of them’s dead. In fairness, murder is a lot quicker though.”

"No such thing as secrecy."

“Bitterness is a paralytic. Love is a much more vicious motivator.”

"Some people who aren't geniuses have an amazing ability to stimulate it in others."

"This is your heart. And you should never let it rule your head"

"Don't make people into heroes John. Heroes don't exist"

"People don't like telling you things. They love to contradict you."

"Ordinary people fill their heads with all kinds of rubbish. And that makes it hard to get at the stuff that matters."

"You can always tell a good Chinese place by examining the bottom third of the door handle."

"Impossible to sustain a smoking habit in London these days. Bad news for brainwork."

"Once you rule out the impossible, whatever remains—however improbable—must be true."

"Sentiment is a chemical defect found in the losing side."

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