Contrary to popular belief, Sherlock Holmes -- in the canon of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- never really uttered the phrase, " Elementary, my dear Watson." But he did say these things:
1. You know my methods, Watson.
2. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
3. Now, Watson, the fair sex is your department.
4. It is the unofficial force -- the Baker Street irregulars.
5. It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.