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30 Days of Doctor Who - Day 5: What’s your favorite episode?

“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.” - Eleventh Doctor, “Vincent and the Doctor”

Is this a bit of a repeat of my favorite historical appearance? Yes. But besides the fact that I love Vincent Van Gogh and that in the Whoniverse, the Doctor got to show him what his art means to the world, I just love that quote. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but the bad things don’t always spoil the good things. It has really helped me get through a lot. This episode means so much to me for so many reasons, and I cry every time.

It all just disappears doesn’t it? Everything you are? Gone in a moment, like breath on a mirror, any moment now he’s coming. The Doctor. Yep, and I always will be, but times change and so must I. Amelia, the first face this face saw. We all change, when you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day, I swear, I will always remember when the Doctor was me.
—  11th Doctor
The next time someone asks me why I love DW, I'm gonna link them to this post...

“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.”

“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… the Bad Things Don’t Necessarily Spoil The Good Things And Make Them Unimportant.”

“You Know That in Nine Hundred Years of Time And Space And I’ve Never Met Anybody Who Wasn’t Important before.”

“Courage isn’t just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.”

“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.”

“For some people, small, beautiful events are what life is all about.”

“You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies.”

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

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t act a little childish sometimes.”

“You know when sometimes, you meet someone so beautiful – and then you actually talk to them, and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick; but then there’s other people. And you meet them and you think, ‘Not bad, they’re okay,’ and then when you get to know them… Their face just sort of becomes them, like their personality’s written all over it, and they just – they turn into something so beautiful.“

“If it’s time to go, remember what you’re leaving. Remember the best. My friends have always been the best of me.”

“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.”

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

"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.”

“There’s always something to look at if you open your eyes!”

"There’s nothing "only” about being a girl, your Majesty.“

"Hey. Do you mind if I tell you a story? One you might not have heard. All the elements in your body were forged many many millions of years ago in the heart of a faraway star that exploded and died. That explosion scattered those elements across the desolations of deep space. After so, so many millions of years, these elements came together to form new stars and new planets. And on and on it went. The elements came together and burst apart, forming shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings. Until, eventually, they came together to make you. You are unique in the universe. There is only one Merry Galel. And there will never be another. Getting rid of that existence isn’t a sacrifice, it’s a waste!”

“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. ”

“Everything’s got to end sometime; otherwise nothing would ever get started.”

“We’re all stories in the end.”

“Are all people like this? Like what? So much BIGGER on the inside?”

“Homo sapiens! What an inventive, invincible species! It’s only been a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenseless bipeds. They’ve survived flood, famine and plague. They’ve survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now, here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life. Ready to outsit eternity. They’re indomitable… indomitable.”

“We’re so lucky we’re still alive to see this beautiful world. Look at the sky. It’s not dark and black and without character. The black is in fact deep blue. And over there! Lights are blue. And blue in through the blueness, and the blackness, the winds swirling through the air… and then shining. Burning, bursting through! The stars, can you see how they roll their light? Everywhere we look, complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes.”

“ I’m not running away. But this is one corner in one country in one continent in one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that is 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 this is so much, SO MUCH, to see, Amy. Because it goes so fast. I’m not running away from things. I’m running to them before they flare and fade forever.”

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

“The universe is big, its vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.“

"You know, sometimes winning… winning is no fun at all.”

“ It seems to me there’s so much more to the world than the average eye is allowed to see. I believe, if you look hard, there are more wonders in this universe than you could ever have dreamt of.”

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

“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.”

“Violence doesn’t end violence. It extends it.”

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.”

"Because every time you see them happy you remember how sad they’re going to be. And it breaks your heart. Because what’s the point in them being happy now if they’re going to be sad later. The answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later.”

“There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea’s asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice, and somewhere else the tea’s getting cold.”

“There is no indignity in being afraid to die, but there is a terrible shame in being afraid to live.”

“Our lives are important, at least to us. As we see, so we learn.”

“Isn’t it a better thing to travel hopefully than to arrive?”

“Fear breeds hatred and war. I shall speak to them peaceably. They’ll see I’m unarmed; there’s no better argument against war than that.”

“Life depends on change and renewal.”

“Sad really, isn’t it? People spend all their time making nice things, and other people come along and break them.”

“I want to see the universe, not rule it!”

“Fear breeds hatred, your majesty. Fear is the greatest enemy of them all, for fear leads us to war.”

“You shouldn’t feel ashamed of your grief. It’s right to grieve. Bert was unique. In the whole history of the world, there’s never been anybody just like Bert, and there’ll never be another, even if the world lasts for a hundred million centuries.”

“Death is the price we pay for progress.”

“Answers are easy. It’s asking the right questions which is hard.”

“To the rational mind, nothing is inexplicable, only unexplained.”

“Oh, come on! Don’t be upset. Yes, you’ve failed, you’ve failed. But failure is one of the basic freedoms.”

“Have you noticed that people’s intellectual curiosity declines sharply the moment they start waving guns about?”

“Try to understand something, Adric - because you get away with something, it doesn’t justify it.”

“There’s nothing particularly masculine about throwing your life away.”

“Unless we are prepared to sacrifice our lives for the good of us all, then evil and anarchy will spread like the plague.”

“Nothing’s just rubbish if you have an inquiring mind.”

“Happiness is nothing unless it exists side by side with sadness.”

“Everything has its time. Everything dies.”

“There’s no such thing as an ordinary human.”

“I’m old enough to know that a longer life isn’t always a better one. In the end, you just get tired. Tired of the struggle. Tired of losing everyone that matters to you. Tired of watching everything turn to dust. If you live long enough, Lazarus, the only certainty is that you’ll end up alone.”

“The human race… For such an intelligent lot, you aren’t half susceptible. Give anyone a chance to take control, and you submit. Sometimes I think you like it - easy life.”

“Without death, there’d only be comedies. Dying gives us size.”

“No I didn’t [kill anyone in the war]. No, I did not, no. But don’t say it like it’s shameful!”

“Planets come and go. Stars perish. Matter disperses, coalesces, forms into other patterns, other worlds. Nothing can be eternal.”

You know sometimes you meet someone so beautiful, then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, you meet them and you think, “not bad, they’re ok” but then you get to know them and… and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality’s written all over it. And suddenly they turn into something so beautiful.
—  Amy Pond of Doctor Who