Doctor Who is more than just a story about an alien who has fallen in love with the human race so much so that he will go to any length to save it. It is about a Time Lord who has a heart (rather, two) and his human companions who learn a thing or two from him – and vice versa.
There are so many moments in the series that tug at our heartstrings, make us tear up, crack us up, and stir up inspiration.
For this week’s Fandom Friday, we’re bringing you eight of the best Doctor Who quotes that never fail to inspire.
1. Believe in miracles
“The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.”
— The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 12: The Pandorica Opens
In this episode, The Doctor gives a rousing speech, which will forever be embedded in our minds. This quote, however, gives us that tiny spark of hope that we could all use now and then.
2. On growing up and the real world
“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 Pope, Season 2, Episode 10: Love & Monsters
This episode is the touching story of young Elton, who learns important life lessons. The lines above pretty much sum it up – something we can all learn from as well.
3. On books
“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!”
— The Doctor, Season 2, Episode 2: Tooth and Claw
Definitely the quote for book lovers.
4. You’re important
“In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important.”
— The Doctor, Season 6, Christmas Special
Feeling blue because you think no one cares about you? Remember this quote. You are important.
5. On optimism
“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”
— The Doctor, Season 6, Episode 6: The Almost People
6. We’re all stories
“When you wake up… I’ll be a story in your head. But that’s okay. We’re all stories, in the end… just make it a good one, eh? Because it was. It was the best.” – The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 13: The Big Bang
7. The good and the bad
“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 always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 10: Vincent and The Doctor
Definitely one of our favorite episodes. Didn’t you just feel good about Amy and Vincent?
8. Making a stand
“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 Tyler, Season 1, Episode 13: The Parting of Ways
The 9th may have had a short life, and he may not be the most popular reincarnation, but he just might be our favorite. While nothing compares to Rose and the 10th, the 9th brought out a lot in his companion.
What are your favorite Doctor Who quotes?