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30 Pieces Of wisdom From Doctor Who

While you may believe the Doctor's knowledge is only relative to the complexities of time travel, there are some bits of Gallifreyan wisdom that are actually applicable to everyday life.

Here, we’ve compiled the best pieces of advice from the various versions of the Doctor, and some of his companions, to help you out whether you're going to a party (always take a banana) or battling evil (run for your life).

Basically, what we're saying is you can trust him, he's the Doctor.

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  • The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Everything's got to end sometime. Otherwise nothing… More details

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Everything's got to end sometime. Otherwise nothing would ever get started."

    - A Christmas Carol

  • The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

    The Doctor, 10th (David Ten…

    "Some people live more in twenty years than others do… More details

    The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

    The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

    "Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It's not the time that matters, it's the person."

    - The Lazarus Experiment

  • Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins)

    Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribb…

    "You're not gonna make the world any better by… More details

    Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins)

    Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins)

    "You're not gonna make the world any better by shouting at it!"

    - Turn Left

  • Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

    Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

    "You don't just give up. You don't just let things… More details

    Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

    Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

    "You don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no. You have the guts to do what's right when everyone else just runs away!"

    - The Parting of the Ways

  • The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "There's no point in being grown up if you can't be… More details

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes."

    - Robot

  • The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Good men don't need rules." - A Good Man Goes to… More details

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Good men don't need rules."

    - A Good Man Goes to War

  • The Doctor, 6th (Colin Baker)

    The Doctor, 6th (Colin Baker)

    "Rest is for the weary, sleep is for the dead." -… More details

    The Doctor, 6th (Colin Baker)

    The Doctor, 6th (Colin Baker)

    "Rest is for the weary, sleep is for the dead."

    - Attack of the Cybermen

  • The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Never run when you're scared." - Let's Kill… More details

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Never run when you're scared."

    - Let's Kill Hitler

  • Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)

    Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth…

    "The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they… More details

    Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)

    Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)

    "The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it's a world, or a relationship... Everything has its time. And everything ends."

    - School Reunion

  • The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Don't get into a spaceship with a madman.” -… More details

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Don't get into a spaceship with a madman.”

    - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

  • The Doctor, 5th (Peter Davison)

    The Doctor, 5th (Peter Davi…

    "There’s always something to look at if you open… More details

    The Doctor, 5th (Peter Davison)

    The Doctor, 5th (Peter Davison)

    "There’s always something to look at if you open your eyes!"

    - Kinda

  • The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    "A straight line may be the shortest distance between… More details

    The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    "A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting."

    - The Time Warrior

  • The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things… More details

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and... bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant."

    - Vincent and The Doctor

  • The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "You can't rule the world in hiding. You've got to… More details

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "You can't rule the world in hiding. You've got to come out on the balcony sometimes and wave a tentacle."

    - Terror of the Zygons

  • The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "One good solid hope's worth a cart-load of… More details

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "One good solid hope's worth a cart-load of certainties."

    - Warrior's Gate

  • Reinette Poisson: (Sophia Myles)

    Reinette Poisson: (Sophia M…

    "One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an… More details

    Reinette Poisson: (Sophia Myles)

    Reinette Poisson: (Sophia Myles)

    "One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel."

    - The Girl in the Fireplace

  • Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)

    Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)

    "If we're going to die, let's die looking like a… More details

    Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)

    Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)

    "If we're going to die, let's die looking like a Peruvian folk band."

    - Amy's Choice

  • The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    "Superior intelligence and senseless cruelty just do… More details

    The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    "Superior intelligence and senseless cruelty just do not go together."

    - The Three Doctors

  • The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Letting it get to you. You know what that's called?… More details

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "Letting it get to you. You know what that's called? Being alive. Best thing there is. Being alive right now is all that counts."

    - The Doctor's Wife

  • The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

    The Doctor, 10th (David Ten…

    "Almost every species in the universe has an… More details

    The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

    The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

    "Almost every species in the universe has an irrational fear of the dark. But they're wrong. 'Cause it's not irrational."

    - Silence in the Library

  • The Doctor, 2nd (Patrick Troughton)

    The Doctor, 2nd (Patrick Tr…

    "There are some corners of the universe which have… More details

    The Doctor, 2nd (Patrick Troughton)

    The Doctor, 2nd (Patrick Troughton)

    "There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things. Things which act against everything we believe in. They must be fought."

    - The Moonbase

  • The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "Just be your natural, horrid self." - The Masque… More details

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "Just be your natural, horrid self."

    - The Masque of Mandragora

  • The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "There’s always a way out." - The Time of Angels More details

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    The Doctor, 11th (Matt Smith)

    "There’s always a way out."

    - The Time of Angels

  • The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    "Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened,… More details

    The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    The Doctor, 3rd (Jon Pertwee)

    "Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway."

    - Planet of the Daleks

  • The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing… More details

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering".

    - The Face of Evil

  • Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman)

    Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman)

    "If you step on a butterfly, you change the future of… More details

    Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman)

    Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman)

    "If you step on a butterfly, you change the future of the human race."

    - The Shakespeare Code

  • The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "Never be certain of anything. It's a sign of… More details

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "Never be certain of anything. It's a sign of weakness."

    - The Face of Evil

  • The Doctor, 9th (Christopher Eccleston)

    The Doctor, 9th (Christophe…

    "Run for your life." - Rose More details

    The Doctor, 9th (Christopher Eccleston)

    The Doctor, 9th (Christopher Eccleston)

    "Run for your life."

    - Rose

  • The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    "To the rational mind, nothing is inexplicable; only… More details

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

    The Doctor, 4th (Tom Baker)

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

    - The Robots of Death

  • The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

    The Doctor, 10th (David Ten…

    "Always take a banana to a party." - The Girl in… More details

    The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

    The Doctor, 10th (David Tennant)

    "Always take a banana to a party."

    - The Girl in the Fireplace

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