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When you run with The Doctor, it feels like it will never end. But however hard you try, you can’t run forever. Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like The Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever for one moment accepted it.

Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today.
Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days nobody dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days when the wind stands fair and The Doctor comes to call… everybody lives.

—  River Song – Forest of the Dead, Doctor Who S4
DW: All right.
  • Donna: I made up the perfect man. Gorgeous. Adores me. And hardly every speaks a word. What does that say about me?
  • Doctor: Everything.
  • Donna:
  • Doctor: Sorry! Did I say everything? I meant to say nothing. I was aiming for nothing. Accidentally said… everything.
  • Donna: What about you? Are you all right?
  • Doctor: I'm always all right.
  • Donna: Is all right special Time Lord code for really not all right at all?
DW: Not so different
  • Donna: Does that mean she's a…? What do you call a female Time Lord?
  • Jenny: What's a Time Lord?
  • Doctor: It's what I am. It's where I'm from.
  • Jenny: And I'm from you.
  • The Doctor: You’re an echo. That's all. A Time Lord is so much more. A sum of knowledge, a code, a shared history. A shared suffering. Only it’s gone now, all of it. Gone forever.
  • Jenny: What happened?
  • The Doctor: There was a war.
  • Jenny: Like this one?
  • The Doctor: Bigger. Much bigger.
  • Jenny: And you fought? And killed?
  • The Doctor: Yes.
  • Jenny: Then how are we different?
DW: Genocide
  • The Doctor: Call me old fashioned, but if you really wanted peace couldn't you just stop fighting?
  • Lieutenent Cobb: Only when we have the Source. It will give us the power to erase every stinking Hath off the face of this planet.
  • The Doctor: Hang on, a second ago it was peace in our time and now you're talking about genocide!
  • Lieutenent Cobb: For us, that means the same thing!
  • The Doctor: Then you need to get yourself a better dictionary. When you do, look up genocide. You'll see a little picture of me there and the caption'll read 'over my dead body!'
DW: Just save someone...
  • Donna: You can't just leave them!
  • Doctor: Don't you think I've done enough? History's back in place and everyone dies.
  • Donna: You've got to go back! Doctor, I'm telling you: take this thing back! It's not fair…
  • Doctor: No, it's not.
  • Donna: But your own planet… it burned…
  • Doctor: That's just it. Don't you see, Donna? Try to understand: if I could go back and save them then I would but I can't! I can never go back, I can't! I just can't… I can't…
  • Donna: Someone… please… Not the whole town, just save someone…
DW: The burden of a Time Lord
  • Doctor: Some things are fixed, some things are in flux. Pompeii is fixed.
  • Donna: How do you know which is which?
  • Doctor: Because that's how I see the universe. Every waking second I can see what is, what was, what could be and what must not. That's the burden of a Time Lord, Donna. And I'm the only one left.
DW: It's not fair!
  • The Doctor: Wait, wait, wait! Security Protocol One! You hear me? One, ONE! [Hosts stop] Okay, that gives me three questions. Three questions to save my life. Am I right?
  • Host: Information: Correct.
  • The Doctor: No, that wasn't one of them. I didn't mean it, that's not fair! Can I start again?
  • Host: Information: No.
  • The Doctor: No, no, no, no, that wasn't a question, either! [whiny sounds]