The most inspirational quotes from the women of Doctor Who

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There's no denying that we applaud the brilliant Doctor for his intelligence and insight into the wonders of the universe but, let's be honest, he doesn't always get it right.

While he's pretty handy at saving other people's lives, he's also rather adept at putting them in danger. So, who does he rely on to get him out of a sticky situation? The women in his life of course.

They're always on standby to offer him a few simple words of encouragement or to put him in his place (well, he does need it from time to time). With that in mind, we've dedicated a whole gallery to the wise words from the women of Doctor Who.

  • Clara Oswald

    "Everyone's scared when they're little. I used to be terrified of getting lost. I used to have nightmares about it. And then I got lost."

    - The Rings of Akhaten

  • Sarah Jane Smith

    "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

  • Rose Tyler

    "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

  • Madame de Pompadour

    “One may suffer a world of demons for the sake of an angel.”

    - The Girl in the Fireplace

  • Madame Vastra

    "Anger is always the shortest distance to a mistake."

    - A Good Man Goes To War

  • Amy Pond

    “You know when sometimes, you meet someone so beautiful – and then you actually talk to them, and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick; but then there’s other people. And you meet them and you think, ‘Not bad, they’re okay,’ and then when you get to know them… Their face just sort of becomes them, like their personality’s written all over it, and they just – they turn into something so beautiful. Rory’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.”

    - The Girl Who Waited

  • Donna Noble

    "Sometimes I think you need someone to stop you."

    - The Runaway Bride

  • Donna Noble

    "How could I ever go back to normal life after seeing this? I'm going to travel with that man forever."

    - The Doctor's Daughter

  • River Song

    "Everybody knows that everybody dies, but nobody knows it like the Doctor."

    - Forest of the Dead

  • Miss Evangelista

    "I have the two qualities required to see absolute truth - I am brilliant and unloved."

    - Forest of the Dead

  • Martha Jones

    "You need to be careful, because you know the Doctor's wonderful and he's brilliant, but he's like fire. Stand too close, and people get burned."

    - The Sontaran Stratagem

  • Sarah Jane Smith

    "Some things are worth getting your heart broken for."

    - School Reunion

  • Donna Noble

    "Listen, Sister. You may have eyes on the back of your hands; but you'll have eyes on the back of your head by the time I'm finished with you!"

    - The Fires of Pompeii

  • River Song

    "Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call, everybody lives.”

    - Forest of the Dead

  • Clara Oswald

    "We don't walk away."

    - The Rings of Akhaten


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