90 Best Doctor Who Quotes – Tv Show

Doctor Who Quotes: “Doctor Who” is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC since 1963. The show centers around a character known as “The Doctor,” an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through time and space in a ship known as the TARDIS, which appears from the outside to be a blue British police box.

“Doctor Who” is notable for its innovative storytelling, iconic villains (like the Daleks and Cybermen), and exploration of complex themes about morality, time, and the nature of identity. The show has spawned a number of spin-offs, including “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures,” and it has had a significant impact on popular culture both in the UK and around the world.

Best Doctor Who Quotes

1- “I like that, allons-y. I should say allons-y more often. Allons-y! Look sharp, Rose Tyler, allons-y! It would be brilliant if I met someone called Alonso. Cos then I could say, ‘Allons-y, Alonso!’ every time!.” — Doctor

2- “We’re all capable of the most incredible change. We can evolve while still staying true to who we are. We can honor who we’ve been and choose who we want to be next.” — The Doctor

3- “For some people, small, beautiful events are what life is all about.” — The Doctor

4- “Love is not an emotion. It’s a promise.” — The Doctor

5- “You’re not gonna make the world any better by shouting at it!” — The Doctor

6- “I’m the doctor, and I save people.” — The Twelfth Doctor

7- “There are things waiting in the darkness. Creatures of metal, fire, and blood. But he’s out there, burning through time, facing a thousand dangers across the stars, and never giving up. He looks like a man, but he’s a legend and his name is the Doctor. He’ll come back to save us and, this time, I’m going to be ready. Then, just like that… we’ll be gone.” — Donna Noble

8- “Do you wanna come with me? ‘Cause if you do, then I should warn you you’re gonna see all sorts of things. Ghosts from the past; aliens from the future; the day the Earth died in a ball of flame… it won’t be safe, and it won’t be calm. But I’ll tell you what it will be — the trip of a lifetime.” — The Ninth Doctor

9- “You are a time-space machine. You’re a vehicle! I’ve never asked you to cheer me up with hologrammatic antlers!” — The Doctor

10- “If either of you use my name again, I will remove your organs in alphabetical order. Any questions?” -River Song

11- “My back’s playing up. It simply refuses to carry the weight of an entirely pointless stratum of society who contribute nothing of worth to the world and crush the hopes and dreams of working people.” — The Doctor

12- “They’ve been there for millions of years, through storms and floods and wars and… time. Nobody really understands where the music comes from. It’s probably something to do with the precise positions, the distance between both towers. Even the locals aren’t sure. All anyone will ever tell you is that when wind stands fair and the night is perfect, when you least expect it, but always… when you need it the most… there is a song.” — The Doctor

13- “My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed! Three-dimensional Euclidean geometry has been torn up, thrown in the air, and snogged to death! My grasp of the universal constants of physical reality has been changed forever!” — River Song

14- “When you love the Doctor, it’s like loving the stars themselves. You don’t expect a sunset to admire you back. And if I happen to find myself in danger, let me tell you, the Doctor is not stupid enough, or sentimental enough, and he is certainly not in love enough to find himself standing in it with me!” — River Song

Doctor Who Quotes

1- The Doctor : “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.”

2- The Doctor : “Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!” 

3- “Rule 1: The Doctor lies.” 

4- The Doctor : “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”

5- The Doctor: “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.” 

6- River Song: “Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call, everybody lives.” 

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7- Rose Tyler: “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.”

8- “Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”

9- “Fourth Doctor: “You know, 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.” 

10- “Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in.”

Doctor Who Quotes

11- The Doctor, 6th (Colin Baker) :”Rest is for the weary, sleep is for the dead.”

12- “Bit of a hermit.” “A hermit? With friends” “Hermits United. We meet up every 10 years, swap stories about caves. It’s good fun… for a hermit.”

13- Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) : “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 when everyone else just runs away!”

14- The Doctor: “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.”

15- Steven Moffat : “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.” 

16- The Doctor : “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!” 

17- Steven Moffat : “The Doctor: Don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink.” 


18- Steven Moffat : “I’ll be a story in your head. That’s okay. We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? ‘Cause it was, you know. It was the best. The 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.” 

19- “Reinette: “ One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.” 

20- The Doctor : “Rose, before I go, I just want to tell you: you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I.” 

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21- Steven Moffat : “We’re all stories, in the end.” 

22- The Doctor : “We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”

23- The Doctor: “Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”

24- The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith) : “Good men don’t need rules.”

25- The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith) : “Never run when you’re scared.”

26- Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) : “If we’re going to die, let’s die looking like a Peruvian folk band.”

27- “He’s like fire and ice. 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.”

28- “What’s the point in two hearts if you can’t be a bit forgiving now and then?”

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29- The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker) : “There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.”

30- Elton Pope: “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.” 

31- Steven Moffat : “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!” 

32- The Doctor: “Letting it get to you. You know what that’s called? Being alive. Best thing there is. Being alive right now is all that counts.”

33- The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee) : “Superior intelligence and senseless cruelty just do not go together.”

34- The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee) : “A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”

35- The Doctor : “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!”

36- The Doctor (Matt Smith)”  : “Come on, Rory! It isn’t rocket science, it’s just quantum physics!

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37- Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) : “If you step on a butterfly, you change the future of the human race.”

38- The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith):  “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 necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.”


39- Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) : “The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it’s a world, or a relationship… Everything has its time. And everything ends.”

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40- Matt Smith : “Big flashy things have my name written all over them. Well… not yet, give me time and a crayon.” 

41- The Doctor: “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”

42- The Doctor: “In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important”

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43- The Doctor: “Always take a banana to a party, Rose: bananas are good!”

44- The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant):  “Almost every species in the universe has an irrational fear of the dark. But they’re wrong. ‘Cause it’s not irrational.”

45- Neil Gaiman : “Biting’s excellent. It’s like kissing – only there is a winner.” 

46- The Doctor: “This is who I am, right here, right now, all right? All that counts is here and now, and this is me!” 

47- Matt Smith :”Everything’s got to end sometime. Otherwise nothing would ever get started.”

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48- The Doctor, 5th (Peter Davison) : “There’s always something to look at if you open your eyes!”

49- The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker) : “Never be certain of anything. It’s a sign of weakness.”

50- The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee):  “Courage isn’t just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.”

Steven Moffat : “When you run with the Doctor, it feels like it’ll never end. But however hard you try you can’t run forever. Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever for one moment, accepts it. Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. (In the library, the Doctor walks back to the TARDIS. He stops, looking at the doors. Then he raises his hand, and stands there poised like that for a long moment. Finally he snaps his fingers. The doors open. He smiles slowly and walks in, joining Donna. Then he snaps his fingers again, and the doors close. River’s voice continues over this.) Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair, and the Doctor comes to call… everybody lives.” 

More Dr. Who Quotes

1- “From the day they arrive on the planet, and blinking step into the sun, there’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to- wait that’s The Lion King.”

2- “Which brings me to you, Prince Boris. And I’m sorry, but here’s the thing… I think you’re one of the nicest Russian aristocrats I’ve ever met and not been forced into an arranged marriage with.”

3- “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.”

4- “Don’t worry, I’m shielding you. When we crashed here and it first attacked me, I was caught with my mental trousers down. Not anymore. Psychic force field’s intact. Belts and braces. Braces, by the way, are very cool.”

5- “I’m going to tell you a story about a man who travels, and everywhere he goes, he makes everyone’s lives better. I’m not that man. That man doesn’t exist. I wish he did. I’d believe in him.”

6- “Good is good in the final hour, in the deepest pit — without hope, without witness, without reward. Virtue is only virtue in extremis.”

7- “Everything ends, and it’s always sad, but everything begins again, too. And that’s always happy. Be happy.”

8- “We’re dealing with a psycho-temporal entity manifesting through a critical mass of its sentient shell… um. Magic sounds more fun.”

9- “The secret is not just to be stunning, which I find comes rather easily, to be honest. The tricky thing is getting exactly the right level of stun for the occasion.”

10- “The Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. And there it is: planet Earth at its height. Covered with megacities, five moons, population 96 billion. The hub of a galactic domain, stretching across a million planets, a million species. With mankind right in the middle.”

11- “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.”

12- “Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.”

13- “The only water in the forest is the River.”

14- “Though the man above might say hello, expect no love from the beast below.”

15- “So is this how it works, Doctor? You never interfere with the affairs of other peoples or planets, unless there are children crying?”

16- “Never knowingly be serious. Rule 27.”

17- “You should always waste time when you don’t have any. Time is not the boss of you. Rule 408.”

18- “This is one corner of one country, in 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.”

Funny Doctor Who Quotes

  • The Doctor: “You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!”
    • Episode: “Tooth and Claw” (2006)
  • Donna Noble: “You just want to mate?!” The Doctor: “I just want a mate.” Donna Noble: “You’re not mating with me, sunshine!”
    • Episode: “Partners in Crime” (2008)
  • The Doctor: “I’m the Doctor. I’m worse than everybody’s aunt! And that is not how I’m introducing myself.”
    • Episode: “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” (2018)
  • The Doctor: “Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!”
    • Episode: “The Angels Take Manhattan” (2012)
  • River Song: “Hello, Sweetie.”
    • Recurring phrase in multiple episodes.
  • The Doctor: “I’m being extremely clever up here and there’s no one to stand around looking impressed! What’s the point in having you all?”
    • Episode: “The Girl Who Waited” (2011)
  • The Doctor: “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.”
    • Episode: “Blink” (2007)
  • The Doctor: “We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”
    • Episode: “The Big Bang” (2010)
  • The Doctor: “Am I…ginger?”
    • Episode: “The Christmas Invasion” (2005)
  • The Doctor: “900 years of time and space, and I’ve never been slapped by someone’s mother.”
    • Episode: “The Empty Child” (2005)

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  1. Some quotes are misattributed, others are doubled up, the attributions are almost incoherent with no continuity between them. It seems like you had an A.I. copy random quotes from other lists of quotes and paste them into this one at random. I’ve seen more coherency in a third-grader’s essay.

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