Spirit's Doctor Who Quotes

Doctor Who is a really funny show, and thoughtful at times. I took great care to take these quotes directly from the television screen wherever possible, although some I just lifted from text.

An Unearthly Child
The Doctor: "Fear makes companions of all of us."
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Ian: "You're a genius!"
The Doctor: "Yes, and there are very few of us left!"

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The Doctor: "One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine."
The Rescue
Barbara: "Doctor, the trembling's stopped!"
The Doctor: "Oh, my dear, I'm so glad you're feeling better."
The Crusade
Lady Joanna: "There is something new in you, yet something older than the sky itself. I sense that I can trust you."
The Time Meddler
Steven: "Well, what does this do?"
The Doctor: "That is the dematerialising control. And that over yonder is the horizontal hold. Up there is the scanner, those are the doors, that is a chair with a panda on it. Sheer poetry, my boy. Now do stop bothering me."
The Myth Makers
The Doctor: "You have killed this poor fellow!"
Achilles: "Ah, but in your name!"
The Dalek Master Plan
The Doctor: "I am a citizen of the universe, and a gentleman to boot."
The Ark
Steven: "The nature of man even in this day and age hasn't altered at all. You still fear the unknown, just like everyone else before you."
The Highlanders
The Doctor: "I've never seen a silent lawyer before."
The Moonbase
The Doctor: "There are some corners of the universe that have bred the most terrible things, things which act against everything that we believe in. They must be fought."
The Macra Terror
The Doctor: "Bad laws were made to be broken."
The Evil of the Daleks
The Doctor: "I am not a student of human nature. I am a professor of a much wider academy, of which human nature is merely a part."
The Abominable Snowmen
Jamie: "Have you thought up some clever plan, Doctor?"
The Doctor: "Yes, Jamie, I believe I have."
Jamie: "What are you going to do?"
The Doctor: "Bung a rock at it."
The Enemy of the World
The Doctor: "People spend all their time making nice things, and then other people come along and break them."
The Web of Fear
Soldier: "What's a girl like you doing in a job like this?"
Anne Travers: "Well, when I was a little girl, I thought I'd like to be a scientist – so I became a scientist."

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The Doctor: "Shall we go out and have a look?"
Victoria: "Now? Is it safe?"
The Doctor: "Oh, I shouldn't think so for a moment."
The Wheel in Space
The Doctor: "Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority."
The Dominators
The Doctor: "An unintelligent enemy is far less dangerous than an intelligent one, Jamie. Just act stupid. Do you think you can manage that?"
The War Games
Time Lord Tribunal: "You have heard the charge against you, that you have repeatedly broken our most important law of non-interference in the affairs of other planets. What have you to say? Do you admit these actions?"
The Doctor: "I not only admit them – I am proud of them! While you have been content merely to observe the evil in the galaxy, I have been fighting against it!"
Time Lord Tribunal: "It is not we who are on trial here, Doctor. It is you."
The Doctor: "No, no, of course. You're above criticism, aren't you?"
The Three Doctors
Sergeant Benton: "Well, what are we gonna do now?"
The Doctor: "Keep it confused, feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set handy."

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The Brigadier: "Well, in that case, Doctor, I suggest you contact those all-powerful superiors of yours!"
The Doctor: "Oh, I don't think that would do any good. You see, at the moment, they're far from all-powerful. That's why it's been left up to me and me and me."
Robot
The Doctor: "What's the point of being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes?"
Genesis of the Daleks
The Doctor: "If someone who knew the future pointed out a child to you, and told you that the child would grow up to be a ruthless dictator who would destroy millions of lives, could you then kill that child?...Just touch these two strands together, and the Daleks are finished. Have I that right?"
Sarah: "To destroy the Daleks? You can't doubt it!"
The Doctor: "But I do! You see, some things could be better with the Daleks. Many future worlds will become allies just because of their fear of the Daleks...But the final responsibility is mine, and mine alone."
Sarah: "We're talking about the Daleks, the most evil creatures ever invented. You must destroy them! You must complete your mission for the Time Lords!"
The Doctor: "Do I have the right?"
Terror of the Zygons
The Doctor: "You can't rule the world in hiding. You've got to come out on the balcony sometimes and wave a tentacle."

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The Doctor: "A 50-foot monster can't swim up the Thames and attack a large building without somebody noticing. But you know what politicians are like."
Planet of Evil
The Doctor: "You and I are scientists, professor. We buy our privilege to experiment at the cost of total responsibility."
Pyramids of Mars
The Doctor: "Deactivating a generator loop without the correct key is like repairing a watch with a hammer and chisel. One false move and you'll never tell the time again."
The Face of Evil
The Doctor: "The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common – they don't alter their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views."
The Invasion of Time
Andred: "But you have access to the greatest source of knowledge in the universe!"
The Doctor: "Well, I do talk to myself sometimes, yes."
The Ribos Operation
Garron: "There's no comfort in dying. I always said it was the last thing I want to do."
The Pirate Planet
Kimus: "Do you drive these things for a living?"
The Doctor: "No. I save planets, mostly."

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The Doctor: "Do you know where the Mentiads live?"
Kimus: "No, they just arrive in the city and then depart. They're all too scared to follow them!"
The Doctor: "'They?' Who's 'they?'"
Kimus: "The cowards who live in this city!"
The Doctor: "You're not frightened?"
Kimus: "No!"
The Doctor: "You just didn't get around to it, is that it?"

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The Doctor: "You don't want to take over the universe, do you? You wouldn't know what to do with it. Except shout at it."
The Stones of Blood
The Megara: "According to Article 3, subsection 135, of the legal code, we the Megara are not permitted to read the memory cells of any beings, except when they are unable to present their evidence by reason of death, unconsciousness, or natural stupidity."
The Armageddon Factor
The Marshall: "You see now why we need your help. We must have the weapon that will wipe the Zeons clear of our skies once and for all! Can you provide it?"
The Doctor: "Yes, I think so."
The Marshall: "What is it?"
The Doctor: "Peace."
City of Death
Duggan: "Where do you two come from?"
The Doctor: "Well, to answer that, we'd have to go wherever we're going, and then turn around and work backwards."
Duggan: "Well....where are you going?"
The Doctor: "I don't know!"
The Creature from the Pit
Organon (introducing himself): "Astrologer extraordinary. Seer to princes and emperors. The future foretold, the past explained, the present...apologised for."
Nightmare of Eden
Tryst: "Doctor! I didn't want to be involved in all this! Tell them! Tell them that I only did it for the sake of funding my research. You understand all this. You are a scientist!"
The Doctor: "Go away."
Tryst: "What?"
The Doctor: "Go away..."
Shada
The Doctor: "When I was on the river, I heard the strange babble of inhuman voices."
Professor Chronotis: "Oh, undergraduates talking to each other, I expect. I'm trying to have it banned!"
Meglos
Zastor: "Some fifty years ago, I knew a man who solved the insoluble by the strangest means. He sees the threads that join the universe together, and mends them when they break."
The Keeper of Traken
The Doctor: "A whole empire held together by people just being terribly nice to each other."
Kinda
The Doctor: "An apple a day keeps the...ah..."
The Five Doctors
The Doctor: "A man is the sum of his memories, you know. A Time Lord even more so."
Resurrection of the Daleks
The Doctor: "Frankly, I wouldn't know what to do with an army."
Trial of a Time Lord
The Doctor: "Planets come and go. Stars perish. Matter disperses, coalesces, forms into other patterns, other worlds. Nothing can be eternal."

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The Doctor: "In all my travelings throughout the universe, I have battled against evil, against power-mad conspirators. I should have stayed here! The oldest civilization – decadent, degenerate, and rotten to the core! Power-mad conspirators – Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen – they're still in the nursery compared to us! Ten million years of absolute power – that's what it takes to be really corrupt!"
Dragonfire
Belasz: "What are you doing here?"
The Doctor: "That's a very difficult question. Why is everyone around here so preoccupied with metaphysics?"
Glitz: "I think she's going to kill us, Doctor!"
The Doctor: "Ah! An existentialist!"
The Happiness Patrol
Gunman #1: "Stay where you are!"
The Doctor: "Why? Scared? Why should you be scared? You're the one with the gun. And you like guns, don't you?"
Gunman #2: "He'll kill you!"
The Doctor: "Of course he will. That's what guns are for. Pull a trigger, end a life. Simple, isn't it? Makes sense, doesn't it? A life; killing life...Why don't you do it then? Look me in the eye. Pull the trigger. End my life!"
Gunman #1: "No. I can't."
The Doctor: "Why not?"
Gunman #1: "I don't know."
The Doctor: "You don't, do you? Throw away your gun!"
Battlefield
The Brigadier: "Oh, dear. Women. Not really my field."
The Doctor: "Don't worry, Brigadier. People will be shooting at you soon."
Ghost Light
Ace: "Don't you have things you hate?"
The Doctor: "I can't stand burnt toast. I loathe bus stations – full of lost luggage and lost souls...Then there's unrequited love. And tyranny. And cruelty."

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The Doctor: "We all have a universe of our own terrors to face."
Survival
The Doctor: "There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger. Somewhere there's injustice. And somewhere else the tea's getting cold! Come on, Ace – we've got work to do!"
1996 TV Movie
The Doctor: "Grace, I came back to life before your eyes. I held back death! Look, I can't make your dream come true forever, but I can make it come true today!"

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