10 Years of New Who: the Best Quotes

Oh, time flies! This year marks the 10th anniversary of Doctor Who’s return to the small screen back on March 26, 2005, with Christopher Eccleston as the new face of our beloved Doctor in an episode named as the new companion, Rose (who would become one of my favourites, if not my favourite).

I wanted to honour this landmark (lots of DW milestones, I guess) with a selection of my favourite quotes from these past ten years. It has been very difficult, because I pretty much wanted to quote every script from every episode, but I tried to keep it a bit shorter than that! Feel free to add yours in the comments section below (and include quotes from Classic Who as well if you want). Allons-y!

 Note: I am not including catchphrases.

Doctor Who The Pandorica Opens-“Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”

-“Always take a banana to a party”

tumblr_llgrto1dCj1qbclhzo1_500-“Lots of planets have a North!”

The Girl in the Fireplace - BBC Copyright“What’s a horse doing on a spaceship?” “Mickey, what’s pre-Revolutionary France doing on a spaceship? Get a little perspective.”

Wordless exchange between the Doctor and Donna.

fdd1a262c8ed90177fe461c0d1310587“Do I just have a face that nobody listens to… again?”

tumblr_mwkjuzgPKM1t0cmzoo1_250“TARDIS, Time Lord, yeah!” “Donna, human, no!”

-“I demand to be incarcerated in the Tower immediately with my co-conspirators Sandshoes and Granddad.”


-“It’s a timey-wimey thing.” “Timey what? Timey-wimey?”  “I’ve no idea where he picks that stuff up.”

atowncalledmercy“He’s called Joshua. It’s from the Bible. It means The Deliverer.” “No, he isn’t. I speak horse. His name is Susan, and he wants you to respect his life choices”

-“Look at the eyebrows! These are attack eyebrows. You could take bottle tops off with these! They’re cross! They’re crosser than the rest of my face. They’re independently cross. They probably want to cede from the rest of my face and set up their own independent state of eyebrows.”


3-10-Blink-the-tenth-doctor-26450770-2000-1125-“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.”

Utopia-“Hermits United. We meet up every 10 years, swap stories about caves. It’s good fun. For a Hermit.”

-“Oh, how to explain the mechanics of the infinite temporal flux? I know: Back to the Future. It’s like Back to the Future.”

78a97f975eb3ed6b4763549b9a2931c3-“I’ve been alone ever since. But not anymore. Don’t you see? All we’ve got is each other.” “Are you asking me out on a date?”

tumblr_m4i85odtkR1qcwhkeo1_400-“Oh. I escaped, then. Brilliant. I love it when I do that.”

-“Ooh, that’s rude. Is that all I am now? Rude? Rude and not ginger?”

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  1. Just ran across this in a post on Reddit. Great quotes, all of them. I would add this, from The Day of the Doctor:

    “You told me the name you chose was a promise. What was the promise?”
    “Never cruel nor cowardly.” “Never give up. Never give in.”

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