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Here are some of my personal favourite quotes, in a somewhat chronological order.

“One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until that day, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Go forward in all of your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.”
-The First Doctor, The Dalek Invasion of Earth 

“Our lives are different from anybody else’s. That’s the exciting thing. Nobody in the universe can do what we’re doing.”
-The Second Doctor, Tomb of the Cybermen 

"Courage isn’t a matter of not being frightened, you know. It’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.”
-The Third Doctor, Planet of the Daleks

"'Cant?' 'Cant?' There's no such word as cant."
-The Fourth Doctor, Robot

"There's no point in being grown up if you can't act a little childish sometimes."
-The Fourth Doctor, Robot

"Moons of madness! Why am I encumbered with incopitence?" 
-The Captain, The Pirate Planet

"Impossible? That means it will take seventy-three seconds!" 
-The Fourth Doctor, The Pirate Planet

"Sometimes, I don't think you're quite right in the head."
- Romana I to the Fourth Doctor, The Power of Kroll, Part I

"Will you stop babbling about the architecture? We're having a serious conversation about death."
-Romana to the Doctor, The Power of Kroll, Part III

“One good solid hope is worth a cartload of certainties.”
-The Fourth Doctor, Warrior’s Gate

“For some people, small, beautiful events are what life is all about.”
-The Fifth Doctor, Earthshock 

“There’s always something to look at if you open your eyes!”
-The Fifth Doctor, Kinda 

"Think of me when you're living your life, one day after another, all in a neat pattern. Think of the homeless traveller and his old police box, his days like crazy paving."
-The Seventh Doctor

“You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what’s right, even when everyone else just runs away.”
-Rose, The Parting of the Ways 

“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.”
-The Tenth Doctor, Fear Her

"I don't age. I regenerate. But humans decay; you wither and you die. Imagine watching that happen to someone that you—You can spend the rest of your life with me, but I can't spend the rest of mine with you. I have to live on. Alone. That's the curse of the Time Lords." 
-The Tenth Doctor, School Reunion

“Always take a banana to a party, Rose: bananas are good!”
-The Tenth Doctor, The Girl in the Fireplace

"One may suffer a world of demons for the sake of an angel." 
-Madame de Pompadour, The Girl in the Fireplace

“I'm old enough to know that a longer life isn't always a better one. In the end, you just get tired; tired of the struggle, tired of losing everyone that matters to you, tired of watching everything you love turn to dust.” 
– Tenth Doctor, The Lazarus Experiment

“Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”
-The Tenth Doctor, The Lazarus Experiment

"You need to be careful, because you know the Doctor's wonderful and he's brilliant, but he's like fire. Stand too close and people get burned." 
-Martha Jones, The Sontaran Stratagem

"I have the two qualities you require to see absolute truth. I am brilliant, and unloved." 
-Miss Evangelista, The Forest of the Dead

"Everyone knows that everyone dies. And nobody knows it like the doctor. But I do think that all the skies in all the worlds might just turn dark, if he ever accepts it...Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call… everybody lives." 
-Dr. River Song, The Forest of the Dead

“I’m the Doctor. I’m a Time Lord. I’m from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I’m 903 years old and I’m the man who’s gonna save your lives, and all 6 billion people below. You got a problem with that?”
-The Tenth Doctor, Voyage of the Damned

“When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… Grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.”
-Elton, Love and Monsters
MacMillan: I'm charging you too. Aiding and abetting.
Tenth Doctor: Yes. I'll just step inside this police box and arrest myself. 
-Planet of the Dead 
(See that moment here.)

"Your song is ending, but the story never ends." 
-Ood Sigma, The End of Time

"It's not like I'm an innocent. I've taken lives. And I got worse; I got clever. Manipulated people into taking their own. Sometimes I think a Time Lord lives too long." 
-The Tenth Doctor, The End of Time

"There's an old Earth saying, Captain. A phrase of great power and wisdom and consolation to the soul in times of need...ALLONS-Y" 
-The Tenth Doctor, The End of Time

"You're a genius. You're stone cold brilliant, you are, I swear, you really are. But you could be so much more. You could be beautiful. With a mind like that, we could travel the stars. It would be my honour. Because you don't need to own the universe, just see it. Have the privilege of seeing the whole of time and space. That's ownership enough " 
-The Tenth Doctor to the Master, The End of Time

"All that pain and misery and lonliness and it just made it kind." 
-Amy Pond, The Beast Below

"You have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves when you're around." 
-Rory Williams to the Doctor, Vampires of Venice

"Hello, Stonehenge! Who takes the Pandorica, takes the universe. But bad news, everyone, because guess who? Ha! Listen, you lot, you're all whizzing about. It's really very distracting. Could you all just stay still a minute because I am talking! The question of the hour is, who's got the Pandorica? Answer, I do. Next question. Who's coming to take it from me? Come on! Look at me. No plan, no back up, no weapons worth a damn. Oh, and something else. I don't have anything to lose! So, if you're sitting up there in your silly little spaceship, with all your silly little guns, and you've got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who's standing in your way. Remember every black day I ever stopped you, and then, and then, do the smart thing. Let somebody else try first. "
-The Eleventh Doctor, The Pandorica Opens

"The universe is big. It's vast and complicated and ridiculous, and sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles, and that's the theory. Nine hundred years, never seen one yet, but this would do me."
-The Eleventh Doctor, The Pandorica Opens

“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”
-The Eleventh Doctor, The Almost People

"My experience is that there is, you know, surprisingly, always hope." 
-The Eleventh Doctor, Vincent and the Doctor

"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and...bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant."
-The Eleventh Doctor, Vincent and the Doctor 
(a very nice YouTube video compilation based on that quote here.)

“If it’s time to go, remember what you’re leaving. Remember the best. My friends have always been the best of me.” 
-The Eleventh Doctor, The Wedding of River Song

"I'm not running away. But this is one corner of one country in one continent on one planet that's a corner of a galaxy that's a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see, Amy. Because it goes so fast. I'm not running away from things, I am running to them before they flare and fade forever. And it's all right. Our lives won't run the same. They can't. One day, soon maybe, you'll stop. I've known for a while. [I keep coming back for you] Because you were the first. The first face this face saw. And you're seared onto my hearts, Amelia Pond. You always will be. I'm running to you, and Rory, before you fade from me."
-The Eleventh Doctor, The Power of Three

"I'd better get doing. Things to do, worlds to save, swings to swing on."
-The Eleventh Doctor, The Power of Three

"New York. The city of a million stories. Half of them are true. The other half just haven't happened yet."
-Garner, The Angels Take Manhattan


  1. TY, these quotes are FANTASTIC!

  2. "Bowties are cool", "Stetsons are cool", "Fezs are cool", "i'll reverse the polarity of the nutron flow", "Reverse the polarity", "What are you going to do assemble a cabinet at them"

  3. The Ninth Doctor's speech about "That's who I am..."


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