The Time Lords are an immensely civilised race. We can control our own environment – we can live forever, barring accidents, and we have the secret of space/time travel. You may be a doctor. But I’m the Doctor. The definite article, you might say. Excuse me, do you mind not farting while I’m saving the world? Well Kangs, I must say, there’s no place like home… and this is no place like home. I’d call you a genius, except I’m in the room. Jamie, remind me to give you a lesson in tying knots, sometime.
Then, all things considered…it’s time I grew up. That’s the trouble with regeneration. You quite never know what you’re going to get. Courage isn’t a matter of not being frightened, it’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.
I am not a student of human nature. I am a professor of a far wider academy of which human nature is merely a part. Allow me to congratulate you, sir. You have the most totally closed mind that I’ve ever encountered. The past is another country. 1987’s just the Isle of Wight. You may disguise your features but you can never disguise your intent. New-new-Doctor. There’s always something to look at if you open your eyes! Oh, my giddy aunt! Do try and keep out of my way in future and in past, there’s a good fellow. The time continuum should be big enough for the both of us.
Nine hundred years of time and space, and I’ve never been slapped by someone’s mother. Well, you’re very similar heights. Maybe you should wear labels. Oh, I always rip out the last page of a book. Then it doesn’t have to end. I hate endings! The best thing about a machine that makes sense is you can very easily make it turn out nonsense. We all have a universe of our own terrors to face. No. That is not the question. That is not where we start. It may be irrational of me, but human beings are my favorite species.
Nice to meet you, Rose. Sorry, I’m going to have to relieve you of your pet. Shut up, I was talking to the horse. The Time Lords are an immensely civilised race. We can control our own environment – we can live forever, barring accidents, and we have the secret of space/time travel. Courage isn’t a matter of not being frightened, it’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway. Jamie, remind me to give you a lesson in tying knots, sometime. That’s the trouble with regeneration. You quite never know what you’re going to get.
Simple and Relaxing.
Good grief…. It’s a Stegosaurus! Renewed? Have I? That’s it, I’ve been renewed. It’s part of the TARDIS. Without it I couldn’t survive. Doctor no more. Oh, my giddy aunt! New-new-Doctor. You look beautiful! …considering. That you’re human. I don’t know. But I’d probably blame the English. Eh? Doctor who? What’s he talking about…? Are you capable of speaking without flapping your hands about? Your wish is my command. But be careful what you wish for. Why is there never a big red button? Your species has the most amazing capacity for self-deception, matched only by its ingenuity when trying to destroy itself.
Butterfingers. Shall we ask for a better quality of door so we can escape? Be a pal and tell me, Am I a good man? As we learn about each other, so we learn about ourselves. I’m a Doctor… though probably not the one that you were expecting Big scarf, bow tie, big embarrassing. Let’s go in! You may disguise your features but you can never disguise your intent. My dear Miss Shaw, I never report myself anywhere, particularly not forthwith. I can’t stand burnt toast. I loathe bus stations. Terrible places. Full of lost luggage and lost souls.
Timing malfunction. The Master! He’s out there. I’ve got to stop… him… Then, all things considered…it’s time I grew up. Physician, heal thyself. There are fixed points throughout time where things must stay exactly the way they are. This is not one of them. This is an opportunity! Whatever happens here will create its own timeline, its own reality, a temporal tipping point. The future revolves around you, here, now, so do good! You don’t understand so you find excuses. ‘Timey’ what? ‘Timey wimey’?
I’m the Doctor, I can save the world with a kettle and some string! And look! I’m wearing a vegetable! I might’ve been saying something important. I was saying something important! Adric? I’m a Doctor… though probably not the one that you were expecting The world’s about to end, and here I am, stuck in traffic. I think I might have miscalculated. Your ideas are too narrow and crippled. I am a citizen of the universe and a gentleman to boot. Mmmm… what’s that m’boy? I reversed the polarity of the neutron flow.
[The Hand of Omega] is called that because Time Lords have an infinite capacity for pretension. I don’t suppose we’ll ever know if we actually succeeded. But at worst, we failed doing the right thing, as opposed to succeeding in doing the wrong. Don’t be lasagna. You’ll never understand. I want to see the universe, not to rule it. Not allowed? Not allowed? Me, I’m allowed everywhere. Pure mathematics can not lie! The best thing about a machine that makes sense is you can very easily make it turn out nonsense.
Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way. Excellent. Blow up that vehicle. Big scarf, bow tie, big embarrassing. 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 quiet, 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! Goodbye… Fancypants! Go and be the Doctor that I could never be.