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51 Best Ever 'Doctor Who' Quotes For All Budding Time Lords

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'Doctor Who' became a cult favorite since the show started.

The show started in 1963, and for 26 seasons, it was the show to watch on television. But as the popularity of the show started taking a hit, they stopped.

In 2005, the show rebooted, and since then, it has been running successfully for 13 seasons, and more are to be aired. The show has definitely gained many new fans since its rejuvenation with actors like Matt Smith, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi, or Jodie Whittaker playing as different versions of the Doctor. Become a fan yourself reading up on these Doctor Who quotes from our collection.

If you liked our Doctor Who quotes, go check out 9th Doctor quotes and 10th Doctor quotes.
 

Best Doctor Who Quotes

Here we have all of the best of quotes from the show.

1. "We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Five, Episode 13.

2. "Amy Pond, there's something you'd better understand about me 'cause it's important, and one day your life may depend on it: I am definitely a mad man with a box!"

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Five, Episode One.

3. "You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room's the greatest arsenal we could have - arm yourselves!"

- The Tenth Doctor, Season Two, Episode Two.

4. "However hard you try, you can't run forever. Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor."

- River Song, Season Four, Episode Nine.

5. "Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many."

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Six, Episode Seven.

6. "Lily Arwell: What's happening?

The Eleventh Doctor: No idea. Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it's a plan."

- Christmas Special 2011.

7. "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 Eleventh Doctor, Season Five, Episode 12.

8. "Never be cruel, and never be cowardly. And if you ever are, always make amends."

- The Twelfth Doctor, Season Nine, Episode 12.

9. "He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun…"

- Tim Latimer, Season Three, Episode Nine.

10. "What's the point in two hearts if you can't be a bit forgiving now and then?"

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Six, Episode Two.

11. "Never ignore coincidence. Unless you're busy, in which case, always ignore coincidence."

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Five, Episode 12.

12. "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, Season Two, Episode 11.

13. "Everything's got to end sometime. Otherwise, nothing would ever get started."

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Six, Episode One.

14. "You know that in 900 years of time and space, I've never met anyone who wasn't important before."

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Six, Episode One.

15. "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 Eleventh Doctor, Season Five, Episode 10.

Most Iconic Quotes From The Doctors

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The show got rebooted in 2005 and has been a success ever since. These are some of the most iconic quotes from the Doctors of the rebooted show.

16. "Rose, before I go, I just want to tell you: you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I."

- The Ninth Doctor, Season One, Episode 13.

17. "If you live long enough, the only certainty left is that you'll end up alone."

- The Tenth Doctor, Season Three, Episode Six.

18. "All the elements in your body were forged many, many millions of years ago in the heart of a faraway star that exploded and died... You are unique in the universe."

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Seven, Episode Eight.

19. "Mankind doesn't need warfare and bloodshed to prove itself. Everyday life can provide honor and valor."

- The Tenth Doctor, Season Three, Episode Eight.

20. "Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame - whatever the cost."

- War Doctor, Season Seven, Episode 15.

21. "We all change, when you think about it, we're all different people; all through our lives, and that's okay, that's good, you've gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be."

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Eight Christmas Special.

22. "Don't blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast. Faster than you can believe."

- The Tenth Doctor, Season Three, Episode 10.

23. "Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It's not the time that matters, it's the person."

- The Tenth Doctor, Season Three, Episode Six.

24. "I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams."

- The Eleventh Doctor, Season Six, Episode Six.

25. "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a nonlinear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey... stuff."

- The Tenth Doctor, Season Three, Episode 10.

Quotes From The Doctor's Companions

The Doctor has never been without a companion, and they've been just as important to the show as the Doctor himself. Below are a few 'Doctor Who' love quotes, life quotes and more from the companions.

26. "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, Season Four, Episode Four.

27. "Happy ever after doesn't mean forever. It just means time. A little time."

- River Song, Season Nine, Episode 13.

28. "Five million Cybermen? Easy. One Doctor? Now you're scared!"

- Rose Tyler, Season Two, Episode 12.

29. "His name is The Doctor. He has saved your lives so many times, and you never even knew he was there. He never stops."

- Martha Jones, Season Three, Episode 13.

30. "You 'never interfere in the affairs of other peoples or planets,' unless there's children crying."

- Amy Pond, Season Five, Episode Two.

31. "It doesn't matter if there's nothing under the bed or in the dark, so long as you know it's ok to be afraid of it."

- Clara Oswald, Season Eight, Episode Four.

32. "Clara: Everything ends.

Emma Grayling: No, not everything. Not love. Not always."

- Season Seven, Episode 10.

33. "The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love."

- Sarah Jane Smith, Season Two, Episode Three.

34. "One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel."

- Reinette Poisson, Season Two, Episode Four.

35. "You don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand. You say "no"!"

- Rose Tyler, Season One, Episode 13.

Classic Doctor Who Quotes

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The classic Doctor Who started in 1963 and went on for 26 seasons featuring eight doctors. Here's a few of the famous lines from the classic series.

36. "One man's law is another man's crime."

- The First Doctor, Season One, Episode 12.

37. "Matter disperses, coalesces, forms into other patterns, other worlds. Nothing can be eternal."

- The Sixth Doctor, Season 23, Episode One.

38. "If people see you mean them no harm, they never hurt you - 9 times out of 10."

- The Fourth Doctor, Season 14, Episode 17.

39. "What is the one thing evil can not face - not ever? Itself."

- The Fifth Doctor, Season 19, Episode 12.

40. "Every great decision creates ripples, like a huge boulder dropped in a lake..."

- The Seventh Doctor, Season 25, Episode 2.

41. "Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority."

- The Second Doctor, Season Five, Episode 35.

42. "The least important things sometimes, my dear boy, lead to the greatest discoveries."

- The First Doctor, Season Two, Episode 27.

43. "Rest is for the weary, sleep is for the dead."

- The Sixth Doctor, Season 22, Episode One.

44. "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 Fourth Doctor, 'The Face Of Evil'.

45. "A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting."

- The Third Doctor, Season 11, Episode One.

Awesome Quotes From The Twelfth Doctor

Here are some quotes from Peter Capaldi's portrayal of Doctor Who.

46. "Remember, hate is always foolish, and love is always wise. Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind."

- Twelfth Doctor, Season 10 Christmas Special.

47. "Nothing's sad until it's over, and then everything is."

- Twelfth Doctor, Season Nine, Episode 12.

48. "I do what I do because it's right! Because it's decent! And above all, it's kind! It's just that. Just kind."

- Twelfth Doctor, Season 10, Episode 12.

49. "You understand the universe, you see it and you grasp it, but you've never learned to hear the music."

- Twelfth Doctor, Season 10, Episode 10.

50. "I'm the Doctor, and I save people. And if anyone happens to be listening, and you've got any kind of a problem with that, to hell with you!"

- Twelfth Doctor, Season Nine, Episode Five.

51. "Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind. Doctor… I let you go."

- Twelfth Doctor, Season 10 Christmas Special.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Doctor Who' quotes, then why not take a look at 11th Doctor quotes, or 12th Doctor quotes.

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