• You take this cold, remarkable, difficult, dangerous, borderline psychopath man, and you wonder what might have happened to him had he not met his best friend, a friend that no one would have put him with, this solid, dependable, brave, big-hearted war hero. I think people fall in love, not with Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson, but with their friendship. I think it is the most famous friendship in fiction, without a doubt.

    "The Ax Interview: Showrunners Steven Moffat And Mark Gatiss On ‘Sherlock’ And ‘Doctor Who’". Interview with Abbie Bernstein, November 12, 2010.