Season 2 Quotes

ten rose

The Doctor: So the year 5 billion. The Sun expands, the Earth gets roasted.
Rose: That was our first date.
The Doctor: We had chips. [Rose chuckles] So anyway, planet gone. All rocks and dust, but the human race lives on spread out across the stars. Soon as the Earth burns up, ooh, they get all nostalgic, big revival movement. They find this place. Same size as the Earth. Same air, same orbit. Lovely. The call goes out, the humans move in.
Rose: What’s the city called?
The Doctor: New New York.
Rose: Oh, come on.
The Doctor: It is! It’s the city of New New York! Strictly speaking, it’s the fifteenth New York since the original, so that makes it New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New-New New York.
[Rose laughs.]
The Doctor: What?
Rose: You’re so different.
The Doctor: New-New Doctor.
Cassandra-in-Rose: Oh, my God…I’m a Chav!

Cassandra-in-Doctor: Ooh, my. Well this is… different.
Rose: Cassandra?
Cassandra-in-Doctor: Goodness me, I’m a man! Yum! So many parts… and hardly used. [clutches the Doctor’s chest] Oh, two hearts! [dancing to the dual heartbeat] Oh baby, I’m beating out a samba!
Rose: Get out of him!
Cassandra-in-Doctor: Oh, he’s slim. [turn to Rose] And a little bit foxy! [raises eyebrows] You thought so, too. I’ve been inside your head, you’ve been looking…you like it.

The Doctor: [in a squeeky voice after being kissed by Rose/Cassandra] Yup, still got it.

The Doctor: And, I’ll tell you something else—we just met Queen Victoria!
Rose Tyler: Oh, I know! She was just sitting there.
The Doctor: Like a stamp!
Rose Tyler: I wanted to say [imitating Queen Victoria] “we are not amused”. Bet you five quid I can make her say it.
The Doctor: Well if I gambled on that, it’d be an abuse of my privilege as a traveler in time.
Rose Tyler: Ten quid?
The Doctor: Done.

Rose: I thought you and me were—well, I obviously got it wrong. I’ve been to the year 5 billion, right, but this…now, this is really seeing the future. You just leave us behind. Is that what you’re gonna do to me?
The Doctor: No. Not to you.
Rose: But Sarah Jane. You were that close to her once, and now you never even mention her. Why not?
The Doctor: I don’t age. I regenerate. But humans decay; you wither and you die. Imagine watching that happen to someone that you— [The Doctor breaks off]
Rose: What, Doctor?
The Doctor: You can spend the rest of your life with me, but I can’t spend the rest of mine with you. I have to live on. Alone. That’s the curse of the Time Lords.

Rose: Oh, here’s trouble. What you been up to?
The Doctor: Oh, this and that. Became the imaginary friend of a future French aristocrat, picked a fight with a clockwork man… [A horse whinnies off screen] Oh, and I met a horse.
Mickey: What’s a horse doing on a spaceship?
The Doctor: Mickey, what’s pre-revolutionary France doing on a spaceship? Get a little perspective!

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

Rose: Oh, look at what the cat dragged in. The Oncoming Storm.
The Doctor: Mm. You sound just like your mother.
Rose: What have you been doing? Where have you been?
The Doctor: Well… among other things I think I just invented the banana daiquiri a couple of centuries early. Do you know they’d never even seen a banana before. Always take a banana to a party, Rose. Bananas are good.

Rose: You’re NOT keeping the horse!
The Doctor: I let you keep Mickey, now lets go!

The Doctor: [hugging Rose] How long did you wait?
Rose: [giddy with relief] Five and a half hours!
The Doctor: Right, always wait five and a half hours.

The Doctor: Oh Lumic. You’re a clever man. I’d call you a genius except I’m in the room.

The Doctor: I’m not really a cat person. Once you’ve been threatened by one in a nun’s wimple, it kind of takes the joy out of it.

The Doctor: [about to let go of the cable and fall into the Pit, probably never to return] If you get back in touch…if you talk to Rose…just tell her…tell her I…[pauses] Oh, she knows.

The Doctor: You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.

Rose: Who’s gonna hold his hand now?

Rose: You know what, they keep trying to split us up, but they never, ever will.
The Doctor: Never say “never, ever.”
Rose: Nah, we’ll always be all right, you and me. [pause] Don’t you think? Doctor?
The Doctor: [looking up in the sky] Something in the air. Something’s coming. [Beat] A storm’s approaching…

The Doctor: How long are you going to stay with me?
Rose: Forever.

Yvonne Hartman: You always travel with a companion. There’s no point hiding anything. Not from us. So where is she?
The Doctor: Yes. Sorry, good point. She’s just a bit shy, that’s all.
[The Doctor opens the door to the TARDIS, where Rose and Jackie are hiding and grabs Jackie, pulling her out.]
The Doctor: But here she is, Rose Tyler! Hm, she’s not the best I’ve ever had. Bit too blonde. Not too steady on her pins. A lot of that [makes a movement with his hand to indicate she talks too much] And just last week she stared into the heart of the time vortex and aged 57 years. But she’ll do.
Jackie: I’m forty!
The Doctor: Deluded. Bless. I’ll have to trade her in. Do you need anyone? She’s very good at tea. Well, when I say “very good” I mean not bad. Well, I say “not bad”—anyway, lead on. Allons-y—but not too fast. Her ankle’s going.
Jackie: [enraged] I’ll show you where my ankle’s going!

Yvonne Hartman: She one of yours? [shows the Doctor live footage of Rose, who’s been captured]
The Doctor: [shakes his head] Never seen her before in my life.
Yvonne Hartman: Good. Then we can have her shot!
The Doctor: [sighes exasperatedly] Oh, all right then, it was worth a try. That’s Rose Tyler.
Rose: Sorry. Hello!
Yvonne Hartman: [confused] Well, if that’s Rose Tyler, who’s she?!
Jackie: [indignant] I’m her mother!
Yvonne Hartman: Oh, you travel with her mother!?
Jackie: He kidnapped me!
The Doctor: Please, when Torchwood comes to write my complete history, don’t tell people I travelled through time and space with her mother!
[Yvonne chuckles]
Jackie: [annoyed] Charming!
The Doctor: I’ve got a reputation to uphold!

Cybermen: DELETE!

Dalek Thay: Identify yourselves.
Cyberman: You will identify first.
Dalek Thay: State your identity!
Cyberman: You will identify first.
Dalek Thay: Identify!
Mickey: [muttering] It’s like Stephen Hawking meets the speaking clock.

Cyber Leader: Daleks, be warned. You have declared war upon the Cybermen.
Dalek Sec: This is not war. This is pest control!
Cyber Leader: We have five million Cybermen. How many are you?
Dalek Sec: Four.
Cyber Leader: You would destroy the Cybermen with four Daleks?
Dalek Sec: We would destroy the Cybermen with one Dalek! You are superior in only one respect.
Cyber Leader: What is that?
Dalek Sec: You are better at dying.

Dalek Sec: The Doctor will open the Ark!
The Doctor: Ha, ha, the Doctor will not.
Dalek Sec: You have no way of resisting!
The Doctor: Mm, you got me there…
[The Doctor withdraws the sonic screwdriver.]
The Doctor:…although, there is always this.
Dalek Sec: A sonic probe?
The Doctor: [with jocular bravado] That’s screwdriver!
Dalek Sec: It is harmless.
The Doctor: Oh, yes. Harmless is just the word: that’s why I like it! Doesn’t kill, doesn’t wound, doesn’t maim. But I’ll tell you what it does do: it is very good at opening doors!

Rose: Where are you?
The Doctor: Inside the TARDIS. There’s one tiny little gap in the universe left, just about to close. And it takes a lot of power to send this projection—I’m in orbit around a supernova. [smiling weakly] I’m burning up a sun just to say goodbye.

The Doctor: You still got Mr. Mickey, then?
Rose: Oh there’s five of us now. Mum, Dad, Mickey…and the baby.
The Doctor: [shocked smile] You’re not—?
Rose: No. It’s Mum. She’s three months gone. More Tylers on the way.
The Doctor: And what about you? Are you—?
Rose: Yeah, I’m…I’m back working in the shop.
The Doctor: Oh, good for you.
Rose: Shut up. No, I’m not. Torchwood on this earth’s open for business. Think I know a thing or two about aliens.
The Doctor: [smiles] Rose Tyler, defender of the Earth… You’re dead—officially—back home. So many people died that day and you’ve gone missing. You’re on the list of the dead. [pause] Here you are, living your life day after day. The one adventure I can never have.
Rose: Am I ever going to see you again?
The Doctor: You can’t.
Rose: What are you going to do?
The Doctor: Back to the TARDIS. Same old life.
Rose: On your own?
The Doctor: Yes.
Rose: [crying] I… I love you.
The Doctor[with a weak smile] Quite right too.
The Doctor: And I suppose… if it’s my last chance to say it… Rose Tyler… [fades away]


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