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What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?

First things first, but not necessarily in that order.

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

“Logic merely enables one to be wrong with authority.”

The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views...which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.”

“Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another.”

“There are worlds out there where the skies are burning, where the seas asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke, and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice...and somewhere else the tea is getting cold. Come on Ace...we've got work to do!”

The trouble with computers, of course, is that they're very sophisticated idiots. They do exactly what you tell them at amazing speed...even if you order them to kill you, so if you do happen to change your mind, it's very difficult to stop them obeying the original order, but not impossible!

Homo sapiens. What an inventive, invincible species. It's only a few million years since they crawled up out of the mud and learned to walk. Puny, defenceless bipeds. They've survived flood, famine and plague. They've survived cosmic wars and holocausts. And now, here they are, out among the stars, waiting to begin a new life. Ready to outsit eternity. They're indomitable.

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

Something's going on contrary to the laws of the universe. I must find out what!

French pick-lock? Never fails. Belonged to Marie Antoinette, charming lady. Lost her head, poor thing...

All right! I confess, I confess. I confess to your being a bigger idiot than I thought.

Killing me isn't going to help you. It isn't going to do me much good either...

I never carry weapons. If people see you mean them no harm, they never hurt you. Nine times out of ten...

You're a classic example of the inverse ratio betweeen the size of the mouth and the size of the brain.

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

Sleep is for tortoises!

The localised condition of planetary atmospheric condensation caused a malfunction in the visual orientation circuits. Or to put it another way, we got lost in the fog.

If they should break through, run as if something very nasty were after you, because something very nasty will be after you.

I've stopped the universe. [Beat] Still, they'll never notice. Just imagine, somewhere someone's just slipped on a banana skin and he'll be wondering forever when he's going to hit the ground.

Stupid expression, 'stands to reason.' Why isn't it 'lie down to reason?' Much easier to reason lying down.

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speaks
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
I know, I know.
The Doctor.

Now, the trick is which doctor. I recognize most of them as Tom baker, but I am pretty sure Ace was a companion when Sylvester McCoy was the doctor. And I think Eccleston was the French Lock-Pick one.
technoir
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
Re: I know, I know.
Good stuff though. Half of the joy of the doctor is the things he will say.
fireshaper87
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
“There are worlds out there where the skies are burning, where the seas asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke, and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice...and somewhere else the tea is getting cold. Come on Ace...we've got work to do!”

That one was from Batman.... :)
technoir
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
um nope.
fireshaper87
Dec. 30th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
Really? Who was it then?
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