Further Life Lessons From The Doctor


It’s time for some more wisdom from everybody’s favourite Time Lord.

Things got very philosophical and deep for a while there…. (And for my blogging friend Bun and his boys, I finally found a quote from the Tenth Doctor I could tolerate.)

But you can always trust the Eleventh Doctor to come in swinging with the optimism:


Truths were told:


And my favourite fashion choices were upheld:


Relevant observations were made about the state of the world and its politics:

We’ve definitely all had moments like this (I feel like this right now with only one more week of term before the holidays):


And to finish, the Eleventh Doctor swings again:




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More Life Lessons From The Doctor

Some time ago, I shared some of the lessons I’d gained from my new daily calendar of Doctor Who quotes. The advice has been rocketing along and so here are some more Lessons From The Doctor.

Doctor 20

Presumably you’re here to read my blog but this is a question I often ask myself.

Doctor 21

Yep, that question too. Usually when I’ve decided to take on a new and unfamiliar activity with people I don’t know.

Doctor 22

Gosh, this seems so pertinent in an election year.

Doctor 23

Also probably pertinent in an election year.

Doctor 24

Okay, so this is turning into an Election Year Calendar of Quotes.
Or it’s also applicable to that thing that your curiosity got you into.

Doctor 25

Ain’t that the truth?

Doctor 26

No comment. (I don’t want the NRA after me.)

Doctor 27

Everybody knows this one. Okay, so maybe it’s actually only a month later but it sure feels like a hundred years.

Doctor 28

Ah, I love that the Doctor in one incarnation has an answer to himself in another incarnation.
Let’s just forget about that thing we didn’t get around to, eh?

Doctor 29

In a world of social media, 24 hour news cycles and global consumerism, haven’t we all felt this one?

And that is your Time Lord advice for today. Now excuse me while I go and find a quiet spot to read a book…..



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Life Lessons From The Doctor

And no, I don’t mean “an apple a day”.

One of my favourite gifts last Christmas was from a dear friend – a page-a-day calendar of Doctor Who quotes. It rotates through each of the twelve doctors, starting the year with the first things they said after each regeneration (in the case of the ones that followed the original Doctor in a piece of inspired programming to replace an ailing actor).

Doctor 1

I was a bit slow and forgot to open it on the first day. When I turned to the page for the 2nd of January, I knew I was in for an inspired year.

Doctor 2

I laughed. Loudly and continuously throughout the day.

A calendar made for a Jack of All Trades.

So how else might the Doctor inspire this new year?

Doctor 3

Sometimes it is advisable to concentrate on essentials.

Doctor 4

It’s okay not to know everything.

Doctor 5

Tell me you haven’t had one of those moments.

Doctor 6

Ah. This is a common one for a Jack of All Trades.
Always reinventing themselves and surprising the people who think they know them.

Doctor 7

Always take time out to recharge.

Doctor 8

Yes, who am I? Exactly.

Doctor 9

For all you runners out there. And for anyone who isn’t a runner, why aren’t you?

Doctor 10

Don’t get distracted by the small things. Stay focussed on what’s important.

Doctor 11

Sometimes life is strange. You will meet strange people. It’s all a part of the tapestry of life. Jump right in.

Doctor 12

Don’t take things at face value. It’s okay to question the status quo.

That’s the first round of twelve but the ones since have been just as inspiring, including this pearler that turned up on a day when a discussion of bending rules arose with another blogger:


Freaky, huh?

Did any of these inspire you? Do you have your own inspirational calendar quotes to share?




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