I never said he was! Sherlock Holmes tells people he is. Why would you listen to him?
Nobody can define themselves.
That’s what he’d like people to think he is. And that’s it—and I think he probably longs to be one. I think he loiters around prisons for the criminally insane, envying them their emotional detachment.
He knows emotion is a problem to him.
A man who has decided to suppress all his emotions in order to be better at what he does clearly has an awful lot of emotion. That’s a very simple deduction. It clearly is a problem for him. So, in itself, that is an emotional decision. —
(Babel on SVT Sweden, April 2014 [x])
Sherlock: I’ve dealt with murderers, psychopaths, terrorists, serial killers. None of them can turn my stomach, like Charles Augustus Magnussen.
Moriarty: *rises from grave* exCUSE YOU BITCH
Ah, so that’s what brought him back.