Bill: Doesn’t make sense then!
The Doctor: What doesn’t?
Bill: “TARDIS”! If you’re from another planet, why would you name the box in English? Those initials wouldn’t *work* in any other language!
The Doctor: People don’t generally bring *that* up.

Nardole [about the TARDIS]: First, you have to imagine a very big box fitting inside a very small box.
Bill: Okay!
Nardole: Then, you have to *make* one! [beat] It’s the second part people normally get stuck on.

The Doctor: This is the gateway to everything that ever was and ever can be.
Bill: ...Can I use the toilet?

Bill: It’s like a…
The Doctor: Spaceship!
Bill: Kitchen!
The Doctor [taken aback]: ...A what?
Bill: A really posh kitchen!

Bill: What good’s getting in a box gonna do?!
The Doctor: What an extraordinarily long and involved answer this is gonna be!

The Doctor: Hello, Bill. What’s that?
Bill: I’ll tell you what it *isn’t* -- a freak optical effect! And it’s following me!

I know you know lots of stuff about… well, basically everything, but… do you know any sci-fi?


Time is a structure relative to ourselves. Time is the space made by our lives, where we stand together forever. Time and relative dimension in space. It means life.

The Doctor

Time. Time doesn’t pass. Time is an illusion. And Life is the magician. Because Life only lets you see one day at a time. You remember being alive yesterday, you hope you’re going to be alive tomorrow, so it feels like you are traveling one to the other, but nobody’s moving anywhere! Movies don’t really move. They’re just pictures, just lots and lots of pictures, all of them still. None of them moving, just frozen moments!

The Doctor

Poetry, physics, the same thing.

The Doctor

And they lived happily ever after.

Closing Title Card

[on how she knew a spaceship was going to crash] I'm an archaeologist from the future. I dug you up!


Doctor Who Quotes

Only in darkness are we revealed. [...] Goodness is not goodness that seeks advantage. Good is good in the final hour, in the deepest pit, without hope, without witness, without reward. Virtue is only virtue in extremis. This is what *he* believes, and this is the reason above all I love him, my husband. My madman in a box. My Doctor.

Nardole [quoting River Song]

Human progress isn’t measured by industry. It’s measured by the value you place on a life. An unimportant life. A life without privilege. That boy who died on the river, that boy’s value is *your* value.

The Doctor