Random quotes or ideas from various sources

  1. Aliens of London, Series 1, Episode 2 - The Doctor

    "Excuse me, do you mind not farting while I'm saving the world?"

  2. Family of Blood, Series 3, Episode 9 - Tim Latimer

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

  3. Blink, Series 3, Episode 10 - Sally Sparrow and Kathy Nightingale

    "I love old things, they make me feel sad" "What's good about sad?" "It's happy for deep people".

  4. Planet of the Ood, Series 4, Episode 3 - Ood Sigma

    "And know this, Doctor Donna. You will never be forgotten. Our children will sing of the Doctor Donna. And our childrens’ children. And the wind and the ice and the snow will carry your names forever."

  5. Vincent and The Doctor, Series 5, Episode 10 - The Doctor

    "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 always spoil the good things or make them unimportant."

  6. Dark Water, Series 8, Episode 11 - The Doctor

    "Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?"

  7. Death in Heaven, Series 8, Episode 12 - The Doctor

    "Pain is a gift. Without the capacity for pain we can't feel the hurt we inflict."

  8. The Magician's Apprentice, Series 9, Episode 1 - The Doctor

    "Your chances of surviving are about one in a thousand. Forget about the thousand. Concentrate on the one."

  9. The Magician's Apprentice, Series 9, Episode 1 - The Doctor

    "...if someone who knew the future pointed out a child to you and told you that that child would grow up totally evil to be a ruthless dictator who would destroy millions of lives... could you then kill that child?"

  10. The Girl Who Died, Series 9, Episode 5 - The Doctor

    "Ripples into tidal waves until everybody dies."

  11. The Girl Who Died, Series 9, Episode 5 - The Doctor

    "Immortality isn't living forever. That's not what it feels like. Immortality is everybody else dying. She might meet someone she can't bear to lose. That happens. I believe."

  12. The Woman Who Lived, Series 9, Episode 6 - The Doctor

    "I saved your life. I didn’t know that your heart would rust because I kept it beating. I didn’t think that your conscience would need renewing, that the well of human kindness would run dry. I just wanted to save a terrified young woman’s life."

  13. The Woman Who Lived, Series 9, Episode 6 - The Doctor

    "People like us, we go on too long. We forget what matters. The last thing we need is each other. We need the mayflies. You see the mayflies, they know more than we do. They know how beautiful and precious life is because it’s fleeting."

  14. The Zygon Inversion, Series 9, Episode 8 - The Doctor

    "You just want cruelty to beget cruelty. You’re not superior to people who were cruel to you. You’re just a whole bunch of new cruel people. A whole bunch of new cruel people being cruel to some other people who’ll end up being cruel to you. The only way anyone can live in peace is if they’re prepared to forgive. Why don’t you break the cycle?"

  15. The Zygon Inversion, Series 9, Episode 8 - The Doctor

    "...Because, like every other tantruming child in history, Bonnie, you don’t actually know what you want. So let me ask you a question about this brave new world of yours. When you’ve killed all the bad guys, and when it’s all perfect and just and fair. When you have finally got it exactly the way you want it, what are you gonna do with the people like you? The troublemakers. How’re you going to protect your glorious revolution from the next one?"

  16. The Zygon Inversion, Series 9, Episode 8 - The Doctor

    "I don’t understand? Are you kidding? Me? Of course I understand. I mean do you call this a war? This funny little thing. This is not a war. I fought in a bigger war than you will ever know. I did worse things than you can ever imagine. And when I close my eyes… I hear more screams than anyone would ever be able to count!"

  17. Face the Raven, Series 9, Episode 10 - The Doctor

    "You'll find it's a very small universe when I'm angry with you."

  1. Here’s Why Good Employees Quit - Mary Davids, LinkedIn

    "Not everyone is skilled enough to manage processes or lead people. Just because someone is good at what they do does not mean they will be a great manager, and that’s perfectly OK! When people who are not fit to lead are put into positions of leadership it can create a catastrophic circumstance in the workplace leading to high turnover and low employee morale. So please, stop slapping “Manager” on every good worker’s name and put people in those positions only if they have the characteristics necessary to influence workers to execute the company vision and those willing to work together to get the job done."

  2. How to Make Hard Choices - Ruth Chang, TEDTalk (TEDSalon NY 2014)

    "So when we face hard choices, we shouldn't beat our head against a wall trying to figure out which alternative is better. There is no best alternative. Instead of looking for reasons out there, we should be looking for reasons in here: Who am I to be? You might decide to be a pink sock-wearing, cereal-loving, country-living banker, and I might decide to be a black sock-wearing, urban, donut-loving artist. What we do in hard choices is very much up to each of us.

    Now, people who don't exercise their normative powers in hard choices are drifters. We all know people like that. I drifted into being a lawyer. I didn't put my agency behind lawyering. I wasn't for lawyering. Drifters allow the world to write the story of their lives. They let mechanisms of reward and punishment -- pats on the head, fear, the easiness of an option — to determine what they do. So the lesson of hard choices: reflect on what you can put your agency behind, on what you can be for, and through hard choices, become that person."

  3. Why work doesn't happen at work - Jason Fried, TEDTalk (TEDxMidwest 2010)

    "-- this is what happens: People go to work, and they're basically trading in their work day for a series of "work moments" -- that's what happens at the office. You don't have a work day anymore. You have work moments. It's like the front door of the office is like a Cuisinart, and you walk in and your day is shredded to bits, because you have 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, and something else happens, you're pulled off your work, then you have 20 minutes, then it's lunch, then you have something else to do ... Then you've got 15 minutes, and someone pulls you aside and asks you a question, and before you know it, it's 5 p.m., and you look back on the day, and you realize that you didn't get anything done."

  4. Wisdom - Confucius

    "By three methods we may learn wisdom:
    First, by reflection, which is noblest;
    Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
    and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

  5. Short Quotes:

    • Bruce Lee - "Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one"