To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position. He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and a sneer. They were admirable things for the observer--excellent for drawing the veil from men's motives and actions. But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results. Grit in a sensitive instrument, or a crack in one of his own high-power lenses, would not be more disturbing than a strong emotion in a nature such as his. And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.
Irene Adler adalah karakter di novel Sherlock Holmes yang sangat menginspirasi kehidupan gue. Dia adalah sosok wanita satu-satu nya yang bisa meluluhkan hati Sherlock Holmes. Dan dia juga yang bisa mengalahkan Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes yang sangat keras kepala bisa luluh hanya karena kecantikan dan kepintaran Irene Adler. Dan ada satu perkataan dari Dr.Watson yang bilang begini, "she was a lovely woman, with a face that a man might die for."
Karena kecintaan gue pada karakter Irene Adler, semoga aja skripsi nanti gue bisa ambil tentang dia. Sosok Irene Adler bener-bener menginspirasi kehidupan gue. Selain cantik, gue harus pintar dan cerdas agar dapat memikat hati semua pria di dunia. Eh, ralat! agar bisa memikat hati dan meluluhkan keras kepala nya dia.. Tubagus Angga Permana.