Placebo Effect, Gary Russell:
The Doctor: Once upon a time, in another lifetime, I saw everything. Nowadays, I keep missing the important bits. It's really not fair.
Dallion: More fun for the rest of us. Knowing you're not perfect.
The End of the World:
The Doctor: You lot. You spend all of your time thinking about dying,
like you're going to get killed by eggs, or beef, or global warming, or asteroids.
But you never take the time to imagine the impossible. Like maybe you survive.
Clive Finch: The Doctor is a legend woven throughout history. When disaster comes, he's there and he has only one constant companion.
The Gallifrey Chronicles, Lance Parkin:
[On discovering the Doctor has met Sherlock Holmes]
Trix: Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character.
The Doctor: My dear, one of the things you'll learn is that it's all real.
Every word of every novel is real, every frame of every movie, every panel of every comic strip.
Inside the TARDIS: The Worlds of Doctor Who, James Chapman (pg. 56):
[Discussing the audience's attraction to a particular companion]
In many respects Jamie is the ideal male companion for Doctor Who: his naive, childlike curiosity made him a point of identification for younger viewers ...
while his physical courage and acts of derring-do would appeal to adolescent males.
There is, alas, no evidence in the audience research to suggest what effect the weekly sight of [Fraser] Hines's knees might have had on female viewers.
--Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Mine were voted the Sexiest Legs on Television in a viewer’s poll . . .
The Doctor: There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things.
Things that act against everything we believe in. They must be fought.
The Girl in the Fire Place, by Mark Gatis:
Renette: What do monsters have nightmares about?
The Doctor: Me!
Mickey Smith: I'm their technical support ...
[looks at K-9 with dawning realization]
Oh my God, I'm the tin dog!
[Rose greets Sarah Jane icely]
Mickey Smith to the Doctor: Oh mate, the Mrs. and the ex. Welcome to everyman's worst nightmare.
The Age of Steel:
The Doctor to Lumis: I would call you genius, except I'm in the room.
The Rise of the Cybermen:
[Mickey watches the Doctor kick the dead console]
Mickey: Did that help?
The Doctor: Yes [grabs his foot in pain]
Mickey: Did that hurt?
The Doctor: Yes
[the poor Third Doctor always got some of the, uhm, oddest? lines in the series ... ]
The Doctor: You realize that the slightest accident at this stage of the proceedings we would all reverse instantly into antimatter, blasted out the other side of the universe in a flash of electromagnetic radiation. We would all become unpeople undoing unthings untogether.
The Doctor: Well, should we try using our intelligence?
Leela: If you think that's a good idea ...
Zastor: I know a man who solved the insoluble by the strangest means. He seizes the threads that join the universe together and mends them when they break.
BBC News Interview with Steven Moffat
on his ascension to Executive Producer of Doctor Who, May 20 2008:
Steven Moffat: "My entire career has been a Secret Plan to get this job. I applied before but I got knocked back 'cos the BBC wanted someone else. Also I was seven.
"Anyway, I'm glad the BBC has finally seen the light, and it's a huge honour to be following Russell into the best - and the toughest - job in television. I say toughest 'cos Russell's at my window right now, pointing and laughing."