Thursday, March 16, 2017

Quote of the Day (Sherlock Holmes, on Dogs and Family Life)

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” — Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), “The Adventure of the Creeping Man,” in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1927)

(I can’t imagine how many actors have played Sherlock Holmes on stage, radio, film and TV. But I find it hard to think of anyone else in the role of the Victorian detective besides the peerless character actor Basil Rathbone, shown here in costume.)

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