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What are the best Doctor Who quotes?

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There aren't many TV shows nowadays that have been around for as long as the TV show Doctor Who has. Would you believe that it has been around since 1963? It has over 800 episodes across 26 seasons and that number is still growing. Talk about amazing staying power. Even more interesting is how it premiered in the first place. Its first episode will forever be linked to history as it premiered just a day after the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. The first episode was delayed by as much as 10 minutes due to the extended news coverage of what had just transpired the previous day. BBC believed that many viewers had missed out on the show's introduction. They aired the 1st episode again just before episode 2.

The show soon became a national institution in the United Kingdom that had a large following. Many of the country's renowned actors were offered or have asked for a guest role appearance in the show. The show's broad appeal attracts audiences from to children, to families, and of course, sci-fi fans. It has become BBC One's flagship program and has basically defined the channel. With it having such a broad audience appeal, it has become a source of some awesome lines and quotes. Let's take a look at a few good ones, shall we? Check out some of the best Doctor Who quotes down below and feel free to mention some of your favorites ones as well in the comments section.

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

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    “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” This comes from an episode of Doctor Who where River Song returns to deliver an important message for The Doctor from his allies. The Pandorica that is said to contain the most feared creature in the entire universe, is opening.

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  1. 2“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 th

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    In one episode, The Doctor and Amy are excited to visit the gallery for Vincent van Gogh's painting. When they notice a strange alien drawing in one of the paintings, the two go back to 1890 to confront the artist and find out what happened. One of the most memorable quotes that stood out in that episode was, “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.” 

  2. 3“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.”

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    One of the most memorable quotes from The Doctor came from one of the episodes from the 1970s. The Doctor meets his soon-to-be companion, Leela on a jungle planet where a mad computer has turned the planet's tribe on one another. The memorable quote comes out of this debacle was, “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.” 

  1. 4“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.”

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    In an episode where humans battle against their doppelgangers on an island, The Doctor and his own doppelganger find a way to restore power and get everyone off the island. A memorable and quite an endearing line that The Doctor said during the episode was, “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.”

  2. 5“Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”

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    In an episode called The Lazarus Experiment, the famous Dr. Lazarus has appeared to discover the secret to eternal youth. What seemed like a successful experiment had brought about a sinister outcome. The now young Dr. Lazarus has become a monster that The Doctor must now stop. During the episode, The Doctor drops some existential wisdom and says, “Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”

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