Rose: Will it... That thing... Is it trapped for good? On video?
Doctor: Hope so. Just to be on the safe side though, I'll use my unrivaled knowledge of trans temporal extirpation methods to neutralise the residual electronic pattern.
Rose: You what?
Doctor: I'm going to tape over it.
[Mickey has his finger on a button on the console.]
The Doctor: Um... What're you doing that for?
Mickey: 'Cause you told me to.
The Doctor: When was that?
Mickey: About half an hour ago.
The Doctor: Um. You can let go now.
Mickey: Well, how long's it been since I could've stopped?
The Doctor: Ten minutes? Twenty? ... Twenty-nine?
Mickey: You just forgot me!
The Doctor: No, no, no! I was just...I was just...I was calibrating. I was just...no, I know exactly what I'm doing.
Emperor Dalek: Explain yourself.
The Doctor: I said no.
Emperor Dalek: What is the meaning of this negative?
The Doctor: It means no!
Emperor Dalek: But she will be destroyed!
The Doctor: No! 'Cause this is what I'm gonna do - I'm gonna rescue her! I'm gonna save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek fleet, and then I'm gonna save the Earth, and then - just to finish you off - I'm gonna wipe every last stinking Dalek out of the sky!
Emperor Dalek: But you have no weapons, no defences, no plan!
The Doctor: Yeah, and doesn't that scare you to death?
Rose: [Seeing cat.] Oh! Aren't you a beautiful boy?
The Doctor: Thanks. I've been experimenting with back-combing...oh.
Rose: [Seeing him grimace.] What?
The Doctor: Nah, 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.
Rose: Really though, Doctor, tell me, who are you?
The Doctor: Do you know, like we were saying, about the Earth revolving? It's like when you were a kid, the first time they tell you that the world's turning and you just can't quite believe it because it looks like it's standing still. I can feel it. The turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour, the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at sixty-seven thousand miles an hour, and I can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go... That's who I am. Now forget me, Rose Tyler. Go home.
Doctor: So, when it comes right down to it, why did you come here? Why did you do that? Why? I'll tell you why. Because it was there. Brilliant. Excuse me, ah, Zach, wasn't it?
Zach: That's me.
Doctor: Just stand there, 'cause I'm gonna hug you. Is that all right?
Zach: I s'pose so.
Doctor: Here we go. Coming in.
[He hugs Zach.]
Doctor: Ahh, human beings, you are amazing! Ha!
[He releases Zach.]
Doctor: Thank you.
Zach: Not at all.
Doctor: But apart from that, you're completely mad. You should pack your bags and get back in that ship and fly for your lives.
Lumic: What is your name?
Doctor: I'm the Doctor.
Lumic: A redundant title. Doctors need not exist. Cybermen never sicken.
Doctor: Yeah, but that's it! That's exactly the point! Oh, Lumic, you're a clever man...I'd call you a genius, except I'm in the room. But everything you've invented, you did to fight your sickness. And that's brilliant. That is so human. But once you get rid of sickness and mortality, then what's there to strive for? Eh? The Cybermen won't advance. You'll just stop! You'll stay like this forever. A metal Earth with metal men and metal thoughts. Lacking the one thing that makes this planet so alive. People. Ordinary, stupid, brilliant people.
Doctor: [in a Scottish accent.] Oh, I'm - I'm dazed and confused. I've been chasing this... This wee naked child over hill and over dale. In't that right, ya... Timorous beastie?
Rose: [in a bad Scottish accent.] Ooch, aye! I've been oot and aboot.
Doctor: No, don't do that.
Rose: Hoots mon!
Doctor: No, really don't. Really.
The Face of Boe: I have grown tired with the universe, Doctor, but you have taught me to look at it anew.
Doctor: There are legends you know, saying that you're millions of years old.
The Face of Boe: There are? That would be impossible.
Doctor: Wouldn't it just? I got the impression... There was something you wanted to tell me...
The Face of Boe: A great secret.
Doctor: So the legend says.
The Face of Boe: It can wait.
Doctor: Oh, does it have to?
The Face of Boe: We shall meet again, Doctor, for the third time... For the last time... And the truth shall be told. Until that day...
[He teleports himself away.]
Doctor: That is enigmatic. That...that is...that is textbook enigmatic.
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