That is the dematerializing control, and that over yonder is the horizontal hold, up there is the scanner, those are the doors, and that is a chair with a panda on it.
“John Smith: Mankind doesn’t need warfare and bloodshed to prove itself. Everyday life can provide honour and valour. Let’s hope that from now on this country can find its heroes in smaller places. In the most ordinary of deeds.”
“I’m not running away. But this is one corner of one country on 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. Because it goes so fast. I’m not running away from things, I am running to them. Before they flare and fade forever.”
~ The Doctor
“Don’t interfere!” The Doctor silenced her angrily. “I cannot will my own destruction.”
It is difficult to know what will be a waste of time until after the time has been wasted, by which time it is too late. So predicting what will be a waste of time is something of a waste of time. Unless it gives you pleasure of course when it probably doesn’t count as a waste of time.
~ The Doctor
“The Doctor: I just don’t like nastiness, and people getting away with it.
Churchwell: That sounds a rather, if you forgive me, innocent view.
The Doctor: That’s as may be, but I’m sticking to it.”
“I don’t often need rescuing, but it’s nice when it goes well and doesn’t involve great heights.”
― Melody Malone
“What kind of person actually sits down and decides that no one should be allowed to end a sentence with a preposition? Not even decide what ideas you should or shouldn’t talk about, but to actually make rules about what order to put your words in… It’s such an amazing kind of petty tyranny.”
― Jonathan Blum Kate Orman
“Think you’ve seen it all? Think again. Outside those doors, we might see anything. We could find new worlds, terrifying monsters, impossible things. And if you come with me… nothing will ever be the same again!”
“Magic?’ Kate snorted. ‘There’s no such thing. Is there?’
‘Magic?’ Barnabas shrugged. ‘Why not? Magic is cool.’
‘But there has to be a rational explanation.’
‘Oh there is,’ Barnabas led her our of the cave and back to the shore. ‘But a rational explanation is rather complex. We’re dealing with a psycho-temporal entity manifesting through a critical mass of its sentient shell…um. Magic sounds more fun.”
“I sat with my feet up on my desk and started to make a mental list of the people who’d want me dead. Once I got to fifty, I decided this wasn’t helping.”
~ Melody Malone
“Madge: I don’t know why I keep shouting at them.
The Doctor: Because every time you see them happy you remember how sad they’re going to be. And it breaks your heart. Because what’s the point in them being happy now if they’re going to be sad later. The answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later.
~ The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe”
The Doctor: Examine everything. Look for all the details that don’t ring true.
Rory Williams: OK we’re in a spaceship that’s bigger on the inside than the outside.
Amy Pond: With a bow tie-wearing alien.
Rory Williams: Maybe “what rings true” isn’t so simple.
The Doctor: Valid point.
Amy Pond: Shall I run and get the manual?
The Doctor: I threw it in a supernova.
Amy Pond: You threw the manual in a supernova… why?
The Doctor: Because I disagreed with it.
“He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And… he’s wonderful.