“I quite like the transitions of being an actor, because you get to explore these little pockets of life. So if you’re playing a builder you get to know about building, if you’re playing a scientist or a physician or something you get to know about physics. And similarly with this world I like exploring their culture, that very sort of upper middle class, addictive… that’s part of the reason I love it.” - Matt Smith
okay then. that’s what i’ll do. i’ll tell you a story. can you hear them? all these people who lived in terror of you and your judgment. all these people whose ancestors devoted themselves, sacrificed themselves, to you. can you hear them singing? oh, you like to think you’re a god. well, you’re not a god. you’re just a parasite, eaten out with jealous, envy, and longing for the lives of others. you feed on them. on the memory of love, and loss, and birth, and death, and joy, and sorrow… so… so… come on then, take mine. take. my. memories. but i hope you’ve got a big appetite. because i have lived a long life, and i have seen a few things. i walked away from the last great time war. i marked the passing of the time lords. i saw the birth of the universe and i watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothingremained — no time, no space, just me! i walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a mad man. and i’ve watched universes freeze, and creation burn— i have seen things you wouldn’t believe and i have lost things you will never understand — and i know things. secrets that must never be told. knowledge that must never be spoken! KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL MAKE. PARASITE. GODS. BLAZE! SO COME ON, THEN! TAKE IT! TAKE IT ALL, BABY! HAVE IT! YOU. HAVE. IT. ALL!!!
“I’ll be a story in your head. But that’s OK: we’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? Because it was, you know, it was the best: a daft old man, who stole a magic box and ran away. Did I ever tell you I stole it? Well, I borrowed it; I was always going to take it back.”