30 pieces of wisdom from Doctor Who



While you may believe that the Doctor’s knowledge only relates to the intricacies of time travel, there are a few pieces of Gallifreyan wisdom that are in fact applicable to everyday life.

Here, we’ve compiled the best tips from different versions of the Doctor, and some of his companions, to help you whether you’re going to a party (always grab a banana) or fight evil (run for your life).

UPDATE: We’ve added Doctor Who based material to our pantheon and now have a Best Doctor Who Guide to Doctor Who and the best Doctor Who episodes of all time. So, once you read these words of wisdom, move on to these.

Basically what they say is you can trust him, he’s the Doctor

1. The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

“Everything has to end someday. Otherwise, nothing would ever start.”

A Christmas Carol

2. The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

“Some people live longer in twenty years than others in eighties. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.”

The Lazare experience

3. Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins)

“You’re not going to make the world a better place by yelling at it!”

Turn left

4. Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

“You don’t just give up. You don’t let it happen. You take a stand. You say no. You have the courage to do the right thing when everyone else is running away! ”

The separation of paths

5. The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

“There’s no point in being an adult if you can’t be childish sometimes.”


6. The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

“Good men don’t need rules.”

A good man goes to war

7. The Doctor, 6th (Colin Baker)

“Rest is for the weary, sleep is for the dead.”

Cyber ​​attack

8. The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

“Never run when you’re scared.”

Kill Hitler

9. Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)

“The universe must move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it is a world or a relationship … Everything has its time. And everything ends. ”

School meeting

10. The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

“Don’t get on a spaceship with a madman.”

Trip to the TARDIS Center

11. The Doctor, 5th (Peter Davison)

“There is always something to watch if you open your eyes!” ”

Sort of

12. The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

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

The warrior of time

13. The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

“The way I see it, every life is a bunch of good things and … bad things. Good things don’t always soften bad things, but vice versa, bad things don’t necessarily spoil good things. or make them irrelevant. ”

Vincent and the doctor

14. The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

“You can’t rule the world by hiding. Sometimes you have to go out on the balcony and wave a tentacle.”

Terror of the Zygons

15. The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

“A solid good hope is worth a cart of certainties.”

The warrior’s door

16. Reinette Poisson: (Sophia Myles)

“You can tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.”

The housewife

17. Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)

“If we’re going to die, let’s die looking like a Peruvian folk group.”

Amy’s choice

18. The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

“Superior intelligence and senseless cruelty just don’t go together.”

The three doctors

19. The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

“Let it get to you. You know what it’s called? Being alive. The best thing about it. Being alive right now is all that matters.”

The doctor’s wife

20. The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

“Almost every species in the universe has an irrational fear of the dark. But they are wrong. Because it is not irrational.”

Silence in the library

21. The Doctor, 2nd (Patrick Troughton)

“There are corners of the universe that have spawned the most terrible things. Things that work against everything we believe in. They must be fought.”

The lunar base

22. The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

“Just be your natural, horrible self.”

The Mask of Mandrake

23. The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

“There is always a way out.

The time of the angels

24. The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

“Courage isn’t just about not being afraid, you know. It’s about being afraid and doing whatever you have to do anyway.”

Planet of the Daleks

25. The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

“The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t change their views to match the facts. They change the facts to match the views. Which can be uncomfortable if you’re one of the facts that needs altering “.

The face of evil

26. Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman)

“If you walk on a butterfly, you change the future of the human race.”

Shakespeare’s code

27. The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

“Never be sure of anything. It’s a sign of weakness.”

The face of evil

28. The Doctor, 9th (Christopher Eccleston)

“Run for your life.”

– Pink

29. The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

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

The robots of death

30. The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

“Always take a banana to a party.”

– The housewife


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