or All I need to know, I learned by watching Dr. Who
Don't be afraid to dress conspicuously.
"There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish
– The Doctor, "Robot"
Be polite to strangers—offer them a jelly baby.
Face bureaucracy with sarcasm.
Bad guys always wear black.
Almost any problem can be solved by reversing the polarity of the neutron flow.
Never trust anyone with a sinister beard and a high collar.
When in doubt, bang the console.
Nearly anyone will fall for the really big lie at some point.
If it glows, avoid it.
The gravel quarries are not what they seem.
Bad guys will not see you if you stand rally close to the wall, even if they walk right past you.
All the aliens speak with British accents.
All alien planets have corridors somewhere.
There's nothing the sonic screwdriver can't handle (apart from a voice activated lock).
Every alien planet has open cast mining.
"When I say run, RUN!"
– The Doctor, several episodes
"Everyone remotely interesting is mad in one way or another."
– The Doctor, "Greatest Show In The
"Somewhere else the Tea's getting cold."
– The Doctor, "Survival"
The worst won't happen if you do something immensely clever.
"Humans have an amazing capacity for self-deception."
– The Doctor, "Remembrance of The Daleks"
If you're so clever, follow me up the stairs.
Your best weapons are your mind, your scarf, and your brolly.
Blowing up earth will not solve your own impotence.
You never know what you're going to get.
"I am the master, you will obey me."
– The Master, several episodes
Life is hard, then you regenerate.
However bad it may be, it'll all blow up in the last scene.
Companions may come and go, but your K9 is forever.
– The Doctor, "Happiness Patrol"
"First things first—but not necessarily in that order."
– The Doctor, "Megolos"
"...the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common,
they don't alter their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit
– The Doctor, "The Face of Evil"
"I've done so much. Saved entire races whose names I can't even remember.
And why? Because of reasons. Because of principles. Truth, love, and
harmony. Peace and goodwill. The best of intentions. Whatever I've done,
I've done for these reasons. And there's been a price to pay. Sacrifices.
People close to me have died. Four of my companions, hundreds of the
universe's supporting cast. I could fill whole volumes with their names.
Bystanders who helped me, perhaps for just a moment or two, and suffered for
it. I've died myself, six times over. I have a responsibility. To every one
of them, the living as well as the dead."
– The Seventh Doctor