Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Uplifting Sherlock Holmes Quotation of the Day

"Did you see him?" [Sherlock Holmes] asked.
"You mean the old fellow who has just gone out?"
"Yes, I met him at the door."
"What did you think of him?"
"A pathetic, futile, broken creature."
"Exactly, Watson. Pathetic and futile. But is not all life pathetic and futile? Is not his story a microcosm of the whole? We reach. We grasp. And what is left in our hands at the end? A shadow. Or worse than a shadow -- misery."

   - From "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman"

1 comment:

spidercrazy said...

That quotation makes so much more sense today, after the events of yesterday evening (the old fellow is, of course, Lars Lagerbäck).