12 Of The Best 'Doctor Who' Quotes

12 Of The Best 'Doctor Who' Quotes

A list of some of my favorite quotes from "Doctor Who."
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In my last article, I told you all how "Doctor Who" is much more than just my favorite show. I explained how it changed my life in many ways. I also mentioned how there are many inspirational quotes that I love. In honor of the new season premiering Saturday, April 15, around the world, I wanted to share a few of these quotes.

Inspirational or funny, in no particular order, here are some of my favorite moments from the show:

1. "The universe is big, it's vast and complicated, and ridiculous and sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles."

From Season 5, Episode 12 - "The Pandorica Opens"

This is one of my all-time favorites. It reminds me that the impossible can happen and that the universe is so much bigger than me.

2. "I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams."

From Season 6, Episode 6 - "The Almost People"

This quote reminds me to look for the good in life and to never stop dreaming.

3. "No, hold on. Sorry, that's the 'The Lion King'."

From Season 2 - "The Christmas Invasion"

This scene is what made me really love this show. Until this point I loved it, but I was sad there was a new Doctor. When Ten said this, I laughed and knew right then that I was hooked and would forever love him and "Doctor Who."

4. "What's the point in two hearts if you can't be a bit forgiving now and then?"

From Season 6, Episode 2 - "Day of the Moon"

I try to live a life of forgiveness, and this reminds me we need to forgive even our worst enemies.

5. "You know that in 900 years in time and space I've never met anyone who wasn't important before."

From Season 6 - "A Christmas Carol"

When I started this show, I was in a dark place with very low self-worth. This show helped me to see that everyone is important.

6. "You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! Best weapons in the world!"

From Season 2, Episode 2 - "Tooth and Claw"

I became an avid reader around the same time as I started this show. I love this quote and how it illustrates that knowledge is the most powerful thing in the universe.

7. "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."

From Season 5, Episode 10 - "Vincent and the Doctor"

This is in my top three favorites. It's an excellent one to remember when life isn't going exactly how you planned.

8. "Bit of a hermit." "A hermit? With friends" "Hermits United. We meet up every 10 years, swap stories about caves. It's good fun... for a hermit."

From Season 3, Episode 11 - "Utopia"

This one just cracks me up. I love it!

9. "Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in."

From the 50th anniversary special - "The Day of the Doctor"

This one is pretty self-explanatory, but I really love that it is his motto. It's something we should all live by.

10. "We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?"

From Season 5, Episode 13 - "The Big Bang"

This is my all-time favorite. I've tried to adapt it to my own life by living in a way that will mean something in the end.

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

From Season 3, Episode 6 - "The Lazarus Project"

It's not about the time, it's about what you do with that time. Make every moment count.

12. "He's like fire and ice. He's like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And... he's wonderful."

From Season 3, Episode 9 - "The Family of Blood"

I picked this one to end my list because it perfectly sums up all that the Doctor is. It is also a good explanation of the show because, as I mentioned in the other article, it is a constant roller coaster. It rips your heart out and shatters it into a million pieces... but it's wonderful, and you wouldn't have it any other way.

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​An Open Letter To The People Who Don’t Tip Their Servers

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Dear Person Who Has No Idea How Much The 0 In The “Tip:" Line Matters,

I want to by asking you a simple question: Why?

Is it because you can't afford it? Is it because you are blind to the fact that the tip you leave is how the waiter/waitress serving you is making their living? Is it because you're just lazy and you “don't feel like it"?

Is it because you think that, while taking care of not only your table but at least three to five others, they took too long bringing you that side of ranch dressing? Or is it just because you're unaware that as a server these people make $2.85 an hour plus TIPS?

The average waiter/waitress is only supposed to be paid $2.13 an hour plus tips according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

That then leaves the waiter/waitress with a paycheck with the numbers **$0.00** and the words “Not a real paycheck." stamped on it. Therefore these men and women completely rely on the tips they make during the week to pay their bills.

So, with that being said, I have a few words for those of you who are ignorant enough to leave without leaving a few dollars in the “tip:" line.

Imagine if you go to work, the night starts off slow, then almost like a bomb went off the entire workplace is chaotic and you can't seem to find a minute to stop and breathe, let alone think about what to do next.

Imagine that you are helping a total of six different groups of people at one time, with each group containing two to 10 people.

Imagine that you are working your ass off to make sure that these customers have the best experience possible. Then you cash them out, you hand them a pen and a receipt, say “Thank you so much! It was a pleasure serving you, have a great day!"

Imagine you walk away to attempt to start one of the 17 other things you need to complete, watch as the group you just thanked leaves, and maybe even wave goodbye.

Imagine you are cleaning up the mess that they have so kindly left behind, you look down at the receipt and realize there's a sad face on the tip line of a $24.83 bill.

Imagine how devastated you feel knowing that you helped these people as much as you could just to have them throw water on the fire you need to complete the night.

Now, realize that whenever you decide not to tip your waitress, this is nine out of 10 times what they go through. I cannot stress enough how important it is for people to realize that this is someone's profession — whether they are a college student, a single mother working their second job of the day, a new dad who needs to pay off the loan he needed to take out to get a safer car for his child, your friend, your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother, you.

If you cannot afford to tip, do not come out to eat. If you cannot afford the three alcoholic drinks you gulped down, plus your food and a tip do not come out to eat.

If you cannot afford the $10 wings that become half-off on Tuesdays plus that water you asked for, do not come out to eat.

If you cannot see that the person in front of you is working their best to accommodate you, while trying to do the same for the other five tables around you, do not come out to eat. If you cannot realize that the man or woman in front of you is a real person, with their own personal lives and problems and that maybe these problems have led them to be the reason they are standing in front of you, then do not come out to eat.

As a server myself, it kills me to see the people around me being deprived of the money that they were supposed to earn. It kills me to see the three dollars you left on a $40 bill. It kills me that you cannot stand to put yourself in our shoes — as if you're better than us. I wonder if you realize that you single-handedly ruined part of our nights.

I wonder if maybe one day you will be in our shoes, and I hope to God no one treats you how you have treated us. But if they do, then maybe you'll realize how we felt when you left no tip after we gave you our time.

Cover Image Credit: Hailea Shallock

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