A theocracy is a government ruled directly by God, and for us it means "Theocracy within". In other words, trying to live by God's principles instead of just living selfishly.— Matt Smith
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Big flashy things have my name written all over them. Well... not yet, give me time and a crayon.
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When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you’ve got to keep moving so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.
We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?
For clothes, I like Dover Street Market and Acne.
For vintage, I go to Mint just off Seven Dials. For shoes, it's Church's and Russell & Bromley.
I would be sitting in my flat watching TV, and 'Doctor Who' would be on with my flatmate there. I would have loved to share the fact that I was the new Doctor, but I couldn't. I was going mad. My dad was rather flabbergasted. When I told him, he laughed. He was excited, elated and very proud.
At university I had a big coloured scarf and people would often say, 'All right, Doctor Who?' And, I thought, I rather liked that notion.
I'm not handsome enough to be James Bond. Maybe a villain, though.
I am and always will be the optimist.
The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.
I constantly watch 'The Simpsons' and an English cartoon called 'The Raccoons' and 'Gummi Bears.' I was obsessed with ninja films, and the 'Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles,' I used to love that as well.
In 900 years of time and space, I've never met anyone who wasn't important
We didn't start Theocracy because we wanted to be cool like so-and-so and make money. Our songs aren't trendy, and our lyrics hopefully make people think about certain concepts in a new way.
I've always loved dinosaurs.
I think that every artistic venture is a risk, and it has to be that way, so you do as much preparation as you can and make that as thorough as you can possibly make it, until you turn up on set. It's about taking risks, and some might work and some might not, but that's what makes it interesting.
I always steal a pair of socks on every photo shoot I do. It's my thing.
As a kid, I knew all of the dinosaurs.
It's one of those tragedies that I've forgotten what dinosaurs are cool.
Kids should feel afraid of 'Doctor Who.
' All the adults I've talked to remember fondly being afraid when they were kids. That's part of the reason they remember it and love it. And if you're afraid in a controlled way, you sort of appreciate fear in some respect.
I think that, if the world was a bit more like Comic-Con, we'd all be a little happier.
I started writing songs in high school and always wanted to have a band, and eventually my creative endeavors developed into Theocracy. So in some ways, you could say the vision has been there since I started writing songs.
Amy Pond is, er...I've sort of fallen in love with Amy Pond.
A lot of times, people have forgotten about an album by the time it's released, because it leaked three months earlier. Very strange days we live in.
The fact that you've got zombies in this movie allows you to make slightly bolder choices tonally.
I am terribly clumsy, so there is a plethora of walking into lamp-posts, falling over, dropping things, and ruining sofas.
Amy Pond, there's something you'd better understand about me 'cause it's important, and one day your life may depend on it: I am definitely a mad man with a box!
If I was making a tea advert, I would want to communicate about tea is that it can console you, it can start your day, there is the warmth and the ritual, and you can share it; you make someone a cup of tea and you offer it to them.
When I'm painting outdoors, I only have time to think about what I'm saying, not how I'm saying it.
I'm particularly inspired by pristine locations.
I enjoy working in areas where one can travel for miles without seeing any human influence.
My palette contains a warm and cool of each primary, plus four modifiers: Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Blue-Violet and Phthalo Yellow-Green just mix as I go for each painting.
Actors, movie stars, rock stars, I can meet them with no worries - but with footballers I go weak at the knees. All of them.
When I started Doctor Who Steven Moffat said, "That's it for the rest of your life." I'll be Doctor to a whole generation when they're 50.
There's too much of everything - too many bands, too many albums, too much information all the time. You're seeing fewer album releases treated as big events, because of the influx. It's almost a "here this week, forgotten next week" thing.
I don't think anything could prepare you for whatever fame is.
Fame is a very hard word to define cause it means different things to different people for different reasons so I never really think of it as fame, I think of it as part of the job.
I think you can hear the struggles and hear a realness in Theocracy songs, a human element that you don't get from a lot of the typical Christian stuff.
Even now, I'm very superstitious, in silly ways.
I always put my left boot on first. Or on set, I always tie my bow tie from right to left.
There’s rivalry between the Harry Potter fans and the Twilight fans.
And Twilight fans think they’re much cooler than the Harry Potter fans. And I’m like, I dunno why, they’d all get their butts kicked by the Doctor Who fans.
I always go back and do theater. I love it. It keeps an actor improving in a way, it sort of keeps your craft alive, if that makes sense.
There are great disciplines from being a sportsman that you can transfer into being an artist. The preparation, the sacrifice, the constant desire to improve.
I think Jennifer Saunders would be great in 'Doctor Who.'
I am a terrible sleeper.
It's very rare that I play cool people. I'm not sure what that says about me.
I used to love ninja movies. That was my thing.
I am a fancy dress grump, to be honest.
I think expectations of Doctor Who should always be high, because it's a show that must always progress and get better and better.
As an actor, you'll have ten parts in 2015 - eight of them will go to the other actors above you and two of them you might be close to, and you try to make them as good as you can.
As we get older - perhaps I'm just speaking for myself - we can get too cynical.
Being an actor is about having the courage to follow your instincts, and also having the discipline and dedication to sacrifice the things in your life that you need to sacrifice to get the best out of yourself artistically.
I'm not hugely technical with things, but I guess that the thing I use most is my iPhone, on a practical level.
One of the exciting things about producing a comic is seeing the artist stamp his own interpretation on it.
You can eliminate color and still have a painting that works, but you must have drawing, value and design.