Who said it? The Doctor or Sherlock? Quiz

Two iconic characters from British television, the Doctor from the BBC’s sci-fi series Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes from the BBC’s Sherlock, have captured the hearts of viewers around the world. Each character possesses their own unique quirks, intelligence, and wit and brings a huge amount to the screen.

Although these characters inhabit different universes, their clever remarks and enigmatic personalities have a certain similarity that might make it challenging to determine who said what.

In this quiz, we put your knowledge of these legendary characters to the test!

Can you correctly identify which quotes belong to the Doctor and which ones belong to Sherlock Holmes? So, grab your deerstalker hat and hop into the TARDIS, as we embark on this exciting journey of wit and wisdom!

Who said it? The Doctor or Sherlock?

Question 1: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock

Question 2: “We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock

Question 3: “Listen. This is just a dream. But very clever people can hear dreams.” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock

Question 4: “Brainy is the new sexy.” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock

Question 5: “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock

Question 6: “People have died. That’s what people DO!” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock

Question 7: “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock

Question 8: “Alone is what I have. Alone protects me.” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock

Question 9: “Winning? Is that what you think it’s about? I’m not trying to win. I’m not doing this because I want to beat someone or because I hate someone or because I want to blame someone.” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock

Question 10: “Sentiment is a chemical defect found in the losing side.” a) The Doctor b) Sherlock


  1. b) Sherlock
  2. a) The Doctor
  3. a) The Doctor
  4. b) Sherlock
  5. a) The Doctor
  6. b) Sherlock
  7. a) The Doctor
  8. b) Sherlock
  9. a) The Doctor
  10. b) Sherlock

How did you score?

1-3 Points: Baker Street Beginner It seems you’re just starting to explore the worlds of Doctor Who and Sherlock. Time to dive into the adventures of these iconic characters and hone your knowledge!

4-7 Points: Gallifreyan Gumshoe You’ve got a solid grasp of both Doctor Who and Sherlock, but there’s still room for improvement. Keep exploring these fascinating worlds, and you’ll soon become a master detective in no time!

8-10 Points: Time Lord Detective Congratulations! Your knowledge of the Doctor and Sherlock is exceptional. Your keen eye for detail and understanding of these brilliant characters have earned you the title of Time Lord Detective. Well done!

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