Doctor Who is not only one of the longest-running science fiction shows on television, it is also a programme that is filled with drama, comedy, fun and inspiration. The famous adventures in space and time take the Time Lord across the universe with his companions as he tries to right wrongs and battles against alien forces and monsters who seem to always wish him harm.
But amongst all of these adventures, since the very beginning, this is a show that has done far more than entertain its audience – it has inspired them with brilliant moments and quotes that continue to stay with viewers long after the credits have rolled. This is why Doctor Who has one of the biggest and most dedicated fanbases of any television show in the world, one that continues to grow as showrunners and lead actors to come and go, and the show evolves through space and time.
Below, we have collated some of the most inspirational quotes from the show to brighten your day.
If you’re ready, let us begin…
“Who I am is where I stand. Where I stand is where I fall.”The Twelfth Doctor (The Doctor Falls)
“In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important”The Eleventh Doctor (A Christmas Carol)
“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”The Third Doctor (The Time Warrior)
“I could show you everything if you stop being afraid of what you don’t understand.”The Thirteenth Doctor (The Witchfinders)
“Never be cruel. Never be cowardly. Hate is always foolish. Love is always wise. Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind.”The Twelfth Doctor (Twice Upon A Time)
“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”The Eleventh Doctor (The Big Bang)
“You want weapons? We’re in a library! The best weapons in the world!”The Tenth Doctor (Tooth and Claw)
“There’s always something to look at if you open your eyes!”The Fifth Doctor (Kinda)
“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.”The Fourth Doctor (Robot)
“Whole worlds pivot on acts of imagination.”The Thirteenth Doctor (The Tsuranga Conundrum)
“Time travel is like visiting Paris. You can’t just read the guidebook. You’ve got to throw yourself in! Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, get charged double and end up kissing complete strangers! Or is that just me?”The Ninth Doctor (The Long Game)
“Life depends on change, and renewal.”The Second Doctor (The Power of the Daleks)
“Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”The Tenth Doctor (The Lazarus Experiment)