A Scandal in Belgravia
◆Moriarty: If you have what you say you have, I’ll make you rich. If you don’t, I’ll make you into shoes (I’ll skin you)
◆Sherlock: I am a private detective, the last thing I need is public image.
◆Sherlock: (The man is) morbidly obese, undisguised halitosis of a single man living on his own, right sleeve of an internet porn addict, the breathing pattern of untreated heart condition, low self-esteem, tiny IQ, limited life expectancy. And you think he’s a criminal mastermind???
◆Watson: At Buckingham Palace? Ahh, I am seriously fighting an impulse to steal an ashtray.
◆Mycroft: She’s been the center of two political scandals in the last year and recently ended her marriage with a prominent novelist.
Sherlock: You know I don’t concern myself with trivia.
She provides, shall we say, recreational scolding for those who enjoy that sort of thing and are ready to pay for it.
◆Sherlock: I know you don’t (smoke), but your employer does.
Gentleman at Buckingham Palace: We have kept a lot of people successfully in the dark about this little fact, Mr. Holmes.
Sherlock: I’m not the commonwealth.
John: And that’s as modest as he gets. Pleasure to meet you.