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Old 25-05-2013, 16:58
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A Thread to celebrate the dialogue (both good and bad) of DW from the past Fifty years.


Memorable quotes, funny lines, impressive technobabble, cringe inducing rants, whatever you want.


To start off here's 11 memorable speeches from the Doctor.


First Doctor
During all the years I've been taking care of you, you in return have been taking care of me. You are still my grandchild and always will be. But now, you're a woman too. I want you to belong somewhere, to have roots of your own. With David you will be able to find those roots and live normally like any woman should do. Believe me my dear, your future lies with David and not with a silly old buffer like me. 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. Goodbye Susan. Goodbye my dear.
Second Doctor
Oh yes, I can when I want to. And that's the point, really. I have to really want to, to bring them back in front of my eyes. The rest of the time they... they sleep in my mind and I forget. And so will you. Oh yes, you will. You'll find there's so much else to think about. To remember. Our lives are different to anybody else's. That's the exciting thing, that nobody in the universe can do what we're doing.
Third Doctor
A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.
Fourth Doctor
Do I have the right? Simply touch one wire against the other, and that's it? The Daleks cease to exist? Hundreds of millions of people, thousands of generations, can live without fear, in peace, and never even know the word "Dalek"?
Fifth Doctor
That's the trouble with regeneration. You quite never know what you're going to get
Sixth Doctor
In all my travelling throughout the universe, I have battled against evil, against power-mad conspirators. I should have stayed here. The oldest civilisation: 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.
Seventh Doctor
There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and 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.
Eight Doctor
I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren't there.

Ninth Doctor
This is Emergency Programme One. Rose, now listen; this is important. If this message is activated, then it can only mean one thing. We must be in danger, and I mean fatal. I'm dead, or about to die any second with no chance of escape. And that's okay. Hope it's a good death. But I promised to look after you, and that's what I'm doing. The TARDIS is taking you home. And I bet you're fussing and moaning now ó typical! But hold on and just listen a bit more. The TARDIS can never return for me. Emergency Programme One means I'm facing an enemy that should never get their hands on this machine. So this is what you should do: let the TARDIS die. Just let this old box gather dust. No one can open it; no one will even notice it. Let it become a strange little thing standing on a street corner. And over the years, the world will move on and the box will be buried. And if you wanna remember me, then you can do one thing, that's all, one thing. Have a good life. Do that for me, Rose. Have a fantastic life.

Tenth Doctor
There was a war. A Time War. The Last Great Time War. My people fought a race called the Daleks, for the sake of all creation. And they lost. We lost. Everyone lost. They're all gone now. My family. My friends. Even that sky. Oh, you should have seen it! That old planet... The second sun would rise in the south, and the mountains would shine. The leaves on the trees were silver, when they caught the light, every morning it looked like a forest on fire. When the autumn came, a brilliant glow though the branches...

Eleventh Doctor
That's funny - I thought if you could hear me I could hang on somehow. Silly me; silly old Doctor. When you wake up, you'll have a mum and dad, and you won't even remember me. Well, you'll remember me a little... I'll be a story in your head. But that's OK. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? Cause it was, you know. It was the best. A daft old man who stole a magic box and ran away. Did I ever tell you that I stole it? Well, I borrowed it. I was always going to take it back. Oh, that box... Amy, you'll dream about that box. It'll never leave you, big and little at the same time, brand new and ancient and the bluest blue ever. And the times we had, eh? Would've had... Never had. In your dreams, they'll still be there. The Doctor and Amy Pond, and the days that never came... The cracks are closing, but they can't close properly until I'm on the other side. I don't belong here anymore. I think I'll skip the rest of the rewind... I hate repeats. Live well. Love Rory. Bye-bye, Pond.
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Old 25-05-2013, 17:38
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I've always loved this moment:

FIFTH DOCTOR
That's not a very persuasive argument actually, Stotz because I'm going to die soon anyway...unless of course...unless of course I can find the antidote! I owe it to my friend to try because I got her into this. So you see! I'm not going to let you stop me now!
Much better final lines than Ten's:

NINTH DOCTOR
Time Lords have this little trick, it's sort of a way of cheating death, except, it means I'm gonna change. And I'm not gonna see you again, not like this, not with this daft old face. And before I go...
Rose, before I go I just wanna tell you - you were fantastic... absolutely fantastic... and d'you know what? So was I
and of course this:

ELEVENTH DOCTOR
Okay then. That's what I'll do; I will tell you a story. Can you hear them? All these people who lived in terror of you and your judgement. All these people whose ancestors devoted themselves, sacrificed themselves to you. Can you hear them singing? Oh, you like to think you're a god. But you're not a god, you're just a parasite, eaten out with jealousy and envy and longing for the lives of others. You feed on them, on the memory of love and loss and birth and death and joy and sorrow! So... So... Come on, then. Take mine. Take my memories. But I hope you've got a big appetite because I've lived a long life and I've seen a few things. I walked away from the Last Great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and I watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time. No space. Just me! I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman. I've watched universes freeze and creations burn. I have seen things you wouldn't believe. I have lost things you will never understand. And I know things, secrets that must never be told and knowledge that must never be spoken. Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze. So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!
Not a quote from the Doctor, but another good one:

TIM LATIMER
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 centre of time and can see the turn of the universe.
And... he's wonderful.
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Old 25-05-2013, 18:07
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There's only one quote that I can think of, off the top of my heard, that hasn't been mentioned already:

Fourth Doctor, from the Ark in Space:
Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It's only a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds. They've survived flood, famine and plague. They've survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now, here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life. Ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable.
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Old 25-05-2013, 18:14
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Oh and then there's this exchange between the Doctor and Sutekh from The Pyramids of Mars:

The Doctor: Serve you, Sutekh?Your name is abominated in every civilised world.Whether that name be Set, Satan, Sadok...
Sutekh: Serve me, Doctor.
The Doctor: Never!
Sutekh: [turning his torture beams on the Doctor] You pit your puny will against mine?Kneel!
The Doctor: No!
Sutekh: Kneel before the might of Sutekh!
[Forces the Doctor to his knees]
Sutekh: In my presence, you are but an ant, a termite.Abase yourself before me, you grovelling insect.
My goodness, they certainly knew how to make baddies back then!
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Old 25-05-2013, 18:40
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There's only one quote that I can think of, off the top of my heard, that hasn't been mentioned already:

Fourth Doctor, from the Ark in Space:


Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It's only a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds. They've survived flood, famine and plague. They've survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now, here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life. Ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable.

And he's still going on about it 6 regenerations later


10th Doctor, Utopia
End of the universe and here you are. Indomitable! Thatís the word! Indomitable! Ha!



Possibly the most asked question in DW History:

What are you Doing Here?
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Old 25-05-2013, 18:44
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Personal favourite from Eleven

The Doctor: [transmitting to the alien fleet at and using Stonehenge with the local effect as though through a loud speaker] Sorry, sorry, dropped it. Hello, Stonehenge! Who takes the Pandorica takes the Universe! But, bad news everyone, 'cause guess who! Ha! Except, you lot, you're all whizzing about, it's really very distracting. Could you all just stay still a minute because
[shouts louder]
The Doctor: *I* *am* *talking*!
[all ships stop]
The Doctor: Now, the question for the hour is, "Who's got the Pandorica?" Answer: I do. Next question: "Who's coming to take it from me?"
[the Doctor gestures widely to all of the ships]
The Doctor: Come on, look at me! No plan, no backup, 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 space ships 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!
[pause]
The Doctor: [with normal tone but still amplified] Let somebody else try first.
[all ships flee]
Rory Williams: [impressed] Phew!
The Doctor: [tosses communicator to Rory] That'll keep 'em squabbling for half an hour.
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Old 28-05-2013, 09:34
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A few of my favourites have gone already.

but

The Fifth Doctor

"There should have been another way"
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Old 28-05-2013, 09:54
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One of my favourite Ninth Doctor quotes:

Do you know like we were saying? About the Earth revolving? It's like when you're a kid. The first time they tell you that the world's turning and you just can't quite believe it 'cause everything looks like it's standing still. I can feel it. The turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at 1,000 miles an hour and the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour, and I can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go... That's who I am.
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Old 28-05-2013, 10:25
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Fourth Doctor -
"I'm a Time Lord... I walk in eternity"

Sarah -
"Doctor you're being childish"
Doctor -
"Well, of course I'm being childish! There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes..."


...and that's a piece of advice that I'm happy to follow!
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Old 28-05-2013, 12:21
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Seventh doctor:

You like guns don't you, guns are simple. Pull the trigger, end a life. Why don't you pull the trigger, why don't you end my life.

(or words to that effect.)
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Old 28-05-2013, 12:23
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THESE SHOES!!!.....they fit perfectly!
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Old 28-05-2013, 12:49
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Oh and then there's this exchange between the Doctor and Sutekh from The Pyramids of Mars:

My goodness, they certainly knew how to make baddies back then!
And then the Seventh Doctor mercilessly ripped into them:
Davros: We shall become all-
[The Doctor finishes his sentence.]
The Doctor: Powerful! Crush the lesser races! Conquer the galaxy! UNIMAGINABLE POWER! UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING! Et cetera! Et cetera!
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Old 28-05-2013, 15:14
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City of death fourth doctor

'What a wonderful butler, he's so violent.' (Or to that effect sorry not at home to check.)

Caves of andronazi sixth doctor

'Change my dear and not a moment to soon.'

Blink tenth doctor

'Don't blink'

Fourth doctor multiple stories

'Would you like a jellybaby?'
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Old 28-05-2013, 19:22
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It's the end.... But the moments been prepared for.
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Old 28-05-2013, 19:44
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UNSTOFFE: Binro, supposing I were to tell you that everything you've just said....is absolutely true? There ARE other worlds, other suns.

BINRO: Heh....y-you believe it too??

UNSTOFFE: I know it for a fact. You see...I come from one of those other worlds.

BINRO: Y-you...

UNSTOFFE: I-I thought I should tell you, because one day - even here - in the future, men will turn to each other and say, "Binro was right."
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Old 28-05-2013, 20:58
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City of death fourth doctor

'What a wonderful butler, he's so violent.' (Or to that effect sorry not at home to check.)
Love that one too
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Old 28-05-2013, 21:34
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Any room for 'it means no' or 'everybody lives' from Eccleston?
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Old 28-05-2013, 23:52
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I can't stand the confusion in my mind!
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Old 29-05-2013, 09:54
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The worst quote....

Eighth doctor tv movie

'I'm half human on my mother's side'
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Old 29-05-2013, 10:04
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Eighth Doctor -

"You are tired of life, but afraid of dying"
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Old 29-05-2013, 10:47
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The 5th Doctor in Earthshock - his speech to the Cyber Leader about the benefits of emotion: "Taking enjoyment from the small things in life, like a good meal, or watching a sunset..."

I knew the Cyber Leader was just imaging what it would be like to watch the sun go down whilst eating steak and chips with his cyber lover...

And nothing can ever beat Lady Adrasta's classic line: "Point the dog at the rock!"
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Old 29-05-2013, 11:13
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"Chap with the wings. Five rounds rapid!"
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Old 29-05-2013, 17:01
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"Well I was on my way to a gay gypsy bar mitzvah for the disabled when I suddenly thought 'gosh the third Reich's a bit rubbish I think I'll kill the Fuhrer'"

My favourite line from the past eight years, all down to it's sheer audacity (and impeccable delivery).
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Old 29-05-2013, 17:32
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The 5th Doctor in Earthshock - his speech to the Cyber Leader about the benefits of emotion: "Taking enjoyment from the small things in life, like a good meal, or watching a sunset..."

I knew the Cyber Leader was just imaging what it would be like to watch the sun go down whilst eating steak and chips with his cyber lover...
The actual wording is even more ridiculous... "A well prepared Meal"

Cyberman: NO! we only eat poorly prepared meals!*


*didn't actually happen, sadly.
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Old 29-05-2013, 17:44
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Another 'City of Death' one;

"Well, you're a beautiful woman, probably..." Always makes me
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