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Before the 'Sherlock' season 3 premier: Famous and funny Sherlock Holmes quotes

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Intro: The "Sherlock" season 3 premier has already transpired in the U.K., and by now, most people know how Sherlock survived (thanks to the Internet). But for people who are die-hard fans in the U.S. and who have yet to see it, there must be something to tide them over until the big day comes, there are those famous and funny Sherlock quotes.

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The character Sherlock Holmes says some pretty clever and sardonic things, and many fans of the show have been known to repeat some of the funny Sherlock Holmes quotes that they read or hear. (I know I do!)

"Sherlock" season 3 has already come to pass in the U.K. with the Jan. 1 showing of "The Empty Hearse."

But for those of us in America, the premier for the BBC show (on PBS in the U.S.) doesn't come until Jan. 19.

As such, we have to make due with watching reruns of "Sherlock" seasons one and two or by reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books. But the good news is, for those who love the quotable detective, these offer ripe sources of famous Sherlock Holmes quotes.

Famous and Funny Sherlock Holmes Quotes From Books and TV

Below, you'll find some of the cleverest and most sardonic quips from the world's most famous detective:

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

My eyes have been trained to examine faces and not their trimmings. It is the first quality of a criminal investigator that he should see through a disguise.

Besides, on general principles it is best that I should not leave the country. Scotland Yard feels lonely without me, and it causes an unhealthy excitement among the criminal classes.

I dislike being outnumbered. It makes for too much stupid in the room.

Don't talk out loud. You lower the IQ of the whole street.

Dear God. What is it like in your funny little brains. It must be so boring.

Well, I knew what effect it had on a superior mind. I needed to try it on an average one.

Yes, if I wanted poetry, I read John's emails to his girlfriends. Much funnier.

The following Sherlock Holmes quotes were taken from the book, "The Quotable Sherlock Holmes" and from seasons one and two of the BBC series "Sherlock."

Do you have favorite Sherlock quotes from the books, the films or TV? Leave them below.

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