Added June 18 2013
A boy’s will is the wind’s will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
Added June 16 2013
Sherlock Holmes: Oh what now? I’m in shock! Look, I’ve got a blanket.
Added June 13 2013
It’s career suicide, colleagues tell me, to speak out against the literary establishment; they’ll smear you. But never mind. I’m too old and too invisible to said establishment to care.
Dexter Morgan: She’s the only person in the world who loves me. I think that’s nice. I don’t have feeling about anything, but if I could have feelings at all, I’d have them for Deb.
Tony Soprano: I’m serious. The wrong person finds out about this and I get a steel-jacketed anti-depressant right in the back of the head!
Added June 12 2013
Perhaps my early apathy and indifference are a result of what Thatcher deliberately engendered, the idea that “there is no such thing as society”, that we are alone on our journey through life, solitary atoms of consciousness.
Nothing useless is, or low;
Each thing in its place is best;
And what seems but idle show
Strengthens and supports the rest.
Added June 11 2013
Watson: What am I doing here?
Holmes: Helping me make a point.
Watson: I’m supposed to be helping you pay the rent.
Holmes: Yeah, well, this is more fun.
Watson: Fun? There’s a woman lying dead.
Holmes: Perfectly sound analysis but I was hoping you’d go deeper.
Don Draper: All I have is a crush-proof box, and four out of five dead people smoked your brand.
Added June 9 2013
I hope I’m not being reductive but it seems Thatcher’s time in power was solely spent diminishing the resources of those who had least for the advancement of those who had most. I know from my own indulgence in selfish behaviour that it’s much easier to get what you want if you remove from consideration the effect your actions will have on others.
Sherlock Holmes: You’ve murdered four people.
Jeff: I’ve outlived four people. That’s the most fun you can have with an aneurysm.
Dexter Morgan: People fake a lot of human interactions, but I feel like I fake them all, and I fake them very well. That’s my burden, I guess.
Added June 8 2013
Watson: A place like this must be expensive.
Holmes: Not really. I know the landlady, Mrs. Hudson. She owes me a favor. A few years back, her husband was sentenced to death in Florida. I was able to help out.
Watson: You stopped her husband from being executed?
Holmes: Oh, no, I ensured it.
Added June 7 2013
Men should die for lies. But the truth is too precious to die for.
Added June 6 2013
I hear in the chamber above me
The patter of little feet,
The sound of a door that is opened,
And voices soft and sweet.
Added June 5 2013
Holmes: Why have I got this blanket? They keep putting this blanket on me.
Lestrade: Yeah, it’s for shock.
Holmes: I’m not in shock.
Lestrade: Yeah, but some of the guys want to take photographs.
Added June 4 2013
Give anyone a lever long enough and they can change the world. It’s unreliable levers that are the problem.
Mycroft: Bravery is by far the kindest word for stupidity, don’t you think?
Phil: It’s just one of those things we’ll never know, like what happened to the Titanic.
Claire: It hit an iceberg.
It is always important in matters of high politics to know what you do not know. Those who think they know, but are mistaken, and act upon their mistakes, are the most dangerous people to have in charge.
Added June 3 2013
Anderson: Never mind that, we found the case! According to “someone,” the murderer has the case, and here we found it, in the hands of our favorite psychopath.
Sherlock Holmes: I’m not a psychopath, Anderson, I’m a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research.
Ted: The last seed?
Once-ler: It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become. Just like – you’re not just a boy.
Never believe that technology alone will allow America to prevail as a superpower.
I came to office with one deliberate intent: to change Britain from a dependent to a self-reliant society — from a give-it-to-me, to a do-it-yourself nation. A get-up-and-go, instead of a sit-back-and-wait-for-it Britain.
Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.