Penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is considered as one of the meticulously thoughtful and first-of-a-kind consulting detective in fictional history. Sherlock Holmes inspired and it’s still inspiring minds of any age group, here are some things about him:
1. He did not like to sit idle
As he said in book The Sign of Four
“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession,—or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
This perfectly defines that he did not want to sit idle
2. His deductive abilities were astonishing
Obviously, the reason why he was greatest detective in fictional history is because he deduced the results which were nigh impossible to deduce by normal humans, this made him very popular. He said in The Hound of Baskervilles
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” and in Scandal In Bohemia he said “You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.”
3. He was an extensive researcher
Sherlock Holmes was a great researcher, he had experience and he experimented due to which he was famous and could have easily identify the company of a cigarette or cigar from its ashes, he could identify the newspaper just by seeing its cutting even if it may be a word only.
4. His instincts were sharp
His instincts were compared to hound by Dr. Watson as Sherlock Holmes is said to be as sharp as one can get, Dr. Watson said in The Sign Of Four
“So silent and furtive were his movements, like those of a trained bloodhound picking out a scent, that I could not but think what a terrible criminal he would have made had he turned his energy and sagacity against the law instead of exerting them in its defense.”
5. He acknowledged his brother as more brilliant
Holmes’s brother Mycroft was acknowledged as more observant and brilliant than Sherlock himself, he acknowledged this sometimes and referred him when he required some help, as his brother had a very controlling position in the British Government.