Doctor Who, a series that is as iconic as it is enduring, has captivated the hearts and imaginations of millions around the globe since it first graced our screens back in 1963. More than just an enthralling science BBC fiction show, Doctor Who offers viewers a glimpse into a world where time and space are boundless, where one can traverse galaxies in a blink and centuries within a heartbeat. Central to this world is the character of the Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, whose enigmatic persona and adventurous spirit continue to enthral us.
However, the brilliance of Doctor Who doesn’t just rest on the shoulders of the titular character alone. The companions – those brave, curious, and sometimes hapless individuals that accompany the Doctor on their escapades – are equally pivotal to the charm and longevity of the series. Each companion, in their own unique way, has left an indelible mark on the series, making us laugh, cry, and cheer with their words and actions.
The companions are our surrogates in the Doctor’s world. They share in our wonder, voice our fears, and ask the questions we ourselves would pose if we were standing in their shoes. And it’s through these characters that some of the show’s most memorable lines have been delivered. Lines that are by turns poignant, witty, heartfelt, and rousing, reflecting the gamut of emotions and experiences that the series presents.
Whether it’s Rose Tyler asserting her strength, Donna Noble championing the significance of humanity, Amy Pond’s astute observations about life, or Captain Jack Harkness with his cheeky quips, these characters and their words have become an integral part of the fabric of Doctor Who. And so, we invite you to join us as we look back at 20 quotes from Doctor Who companions that, for one reason or another, were just perfect. Each one of these quotes serves as a reminder of why we love Doctor Who, capturing the spirit of adventure, the joys and sorrows of companionship, and the enduring allure of the unknown.
It’s time for some great quotes!
20 quotes from Doctor Who companions that were just perfect
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1. Rose Tyler: “I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words, I scatter them in time and space. A message to lead myself here.”
2. Martha Jones: “It’s like in those films: if you step on a butterfly, you change the future of the human race.”
3. Donna Noble: “I’m a human being. Maybe not the stuff of legend but every bit as important as Time Lords, thank you.”
4. Amy Pond: “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.”
5. Rory Williams: “You know what’s dangerous about you? It’s not that you make people take risks, it’s that you make them want to impress you.”
6. Clara Oswald: “Let me be brave. Let me be brave.”
7. Bill Potts: “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. Yasmin Khan: “I want more. More of the universe. More time with you.”
9. Sarah Jane Smith: “You know, you act like such a lonely man. But look at you. You’ve got the biggest family on Earth.”
10. Jack Harkness: “You people and your quaint little categories.”
11. River Song: “Hello, sweetie.”
12. Mickey Smith: “I may not have a spaceship, or be some kind of Time Lord, but I am still worth listening to.”
13. Wilfred Mott: “Every night, Doctor. When it gets dark, and the stars come out, I’ll look up on her behalf. I’ll look up at the sky, and think of you.”
14. Jo Grant: “I’m not daft, you know. You’ll make it sound as if we’re under attack from bug-eyed monsters or something.”
15. Nardole: “Aw, he likes you. He’s never been so pleased to see anyone. He’s saying, ‘Thank you for my life.’ I think he just proposed. Yep, he did. He just said we’ve basically had our first date, and he’s asking if he can see you again.”
16. Graham O’Brien: “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.”
17. Susan Foreman: “It’s strange. After all this time, to be going home. To the old planet. I’m glad.”
18. Tegan Jovanka: “Brave heart, Tegan.”
19. Ace: “When we met, I didn’t have a life. I had an existence, but it wasn’t really living. Now I’m doing impossible things with an extraordinary man.”
20. Jamie McCrimmon: “I suppose that’s it, then. I’ll look after Victoria. You just look after yourself.”