Who Said It: Spock or Sherlock?

By Ellie Papadakis, University of Missouri

They may be thousands of years apart, but our favorite detective and our lovable green-blooded alien have more in common than you might think. From their amazing deductive skills to their lack of emotion, can you tell whodunit, Captain?

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“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
Sherlock Holmes
Spock
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“After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.”
Sherlock Holmes
Spock
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"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes."
Sherlock Holmes
Spock
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"Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner."
Sherlock Holmes
Spock
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“Doctor, I am well aware of human characteristics. I am frequently inundated by them, but I've trained myself to put up with practically anything.”
Sherlock Holmes
Spock
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“That is wise. Were I to invoke logic, however, logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
Sherlock Holmes
Spock
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“You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.”
Sherlock Holmes
Spock
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"Logic is the beginning of wisdom; not the end."
Sherlock Holmes
Spock
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“I never guess. It is a shocking habit, —destructive to the logical faculty.”
Sherlock Holmes
Spock
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“Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think "interesting" would suffice.”
Sherlock Holmes
Spock