Demons run when a good man goes to war. Night will fall and drown the sun when a good man goes to war. Friendship dies and true love lies. Night will fall and the dark will rise when a good man goes to war. Demons run but count the cost; the battle's won but the child is lost.

— Steven Moffat

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When man invented fire, he didn't say, "Hey, let's cook.

" He said, "Great, now we can see naked bottoms in the dark.

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See the bowtie? I wear it and I don't care. That's why it's cool.

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There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go and poke it with a stick.

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I'll be a story in your head. But that's OK. We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? Because it was, you know; it was the best.

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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, even when everyone else just runs away.

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Demons run when a good man goes to war.

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Fascinatingly confident, rude people are great.

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What's the point of being a grown-up if you don't get to be immature?

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There’s this issue you’re not allowed to discuss: that women are needy.

Men can go for longer, more happily, without women. That’s the truth. We don’t, as little boys, play at being married - we try to avoid it for as long as possible. Meanwhile women are out there hunting for husbands.

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Cinema is so slow and boring compared to television.

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We're all stories, in the end.

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The Doctor: Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't blink.

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About Steven Moffat

Quotes 123 sayings
Profession Television writer
Birthday November 18, 1961

The Doctor: 'You know when grown-ups tell you everything's going to be fine, but you really think they're lying to make you feel better?' Amelia: 'Yeah...' The Doctor: 'Everything's going to be fine.

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The Doctor: Oh, now what's this, then? I love this.

A big, flashy-lighty thing. That's what brought me here. Big, flashy-lighty things have got me written all over them. Not actually, but give me time... and a crayon.

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Rose: 'If you are an alien, how come you sound like you're from the north?' Doctor: 'Lots of planets have a north!

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Sherlock Holmes can be wise and funny.

He wasn't, at the beginning. But later on, he's got a bantering relationship with loads of people. He's got a wisdom that he didn't have in the early stage. But he stays on the mountain top, and he will die up there. He's not going to change that.

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I find it's bizarre that science fiction is the one branch of television to push the idea of strong female characters. And I only call it bizarre because strong women aren't fiction.

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People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.

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You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!

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River Song: Right, I have questions. But number one is this: what in the name of sanity have you got on your head? The Doctor: It's a fez. I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.

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Don't play games with me! You just killed someone I like, that is not a safe place to stand! I'm the Doctor, and you're in the biggest library in the Universe. Look me up.

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The Doctor: Just had a fall. All the way down there, right to the library. Heck of a climb back up. Amelia: You're soaking wet. The Doctor: I was in the swimming pool. Amelia: You said you were in the library. The Doctor: So was the swimming pool.

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Come on, Rory! It isn't rocket science, it's just quantum physics! -The Doctor (Matt Smith)

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The Doctor: [aiming gun at the ceiling] Didn't anyone ever tell you? There's one thing you never put in a trap if you're smart. If you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there's one thing you never, ever put in a trap. Angel Bob: And what would that be, sir? The Doctor: Me. [fires]

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All lives end. All hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage.

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Keep this straight in your head: we are not fighting an alien invasion - we're leading a revolution. And today the battle begins.

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I'll be a story in your head. That's okay. We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh? 'Cause it was, you know. It was the best. The daft old man who stole a magic box and ran away. Did I ever tell you that I stole it? Well I borrowed it. I was always going to take it back.

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I don't want to think that the stories are finite; I want to feel that they can go on forever.

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Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. 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.

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Think you've seen it all? Think again.

Outside those doors, we might see anything. We could find new worlds, terrifying monsters, impossible things. And if you come with me... nothing will ever be the same again!

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River Song? Amy Pond? Hardly weak women.

It's the exact opposite. You could accuse me of having a fetish for powerful, sexy women who like cheating people. That would be fair.

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If you take most men aside when their wives are pregnant, most men are pretty frightened and worried and faintly disgusted by the whole experience.

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If it’s time to go, remember what you’re leaving. Remember the best.

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There's one thing you don't put in a trap, if you're smart, if you value your continued existance, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there is one thing you never ever put in a trap. And what would that be sir? Me

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Reinette: One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.

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I don't think, generally speaking, people become writers because they were the really good, really cool, attractive kid in class. I'll be honest. This is our revenge for people who were much better looking and more popular than us. I was a bit like that, I suppose.

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Hitler: Thank you, whoever you are. I think you just saved my life. The Doctor: Believe me... It was an accident.

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Amy: "Can I come?" Doctor: "Not safe in here, not yet.

Five minutes. Give me five minutes and I'll be right back." Amy: "People always say that." Doctor: "Am I people?...Do I even look like people?...Trust me, I'm the Doctor.

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Rule 1: The Doctor lies.

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I'd forgotten not all victories are about saving the universe.

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The Doctor: It's my nose; it has special powers. Nancy: Yeah? That why it's so...? The Doctor: What? Nancy: Nothing. The Doctor: What? Nancy: Nothing. Do your ears have special powers too?

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An awful lot of storytelling isn't really about making people understand - it's about making people care.

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Do you know how you make someone into a Dalek? Subtract Love, add Anger.

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You'll go out of business if you think people are stupid.

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You have to take your own bold approach, and if you do you will be rewarded with success. Or calamitous failure. That can happen too.

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Between the marriages, I shagged my way round television studios like a mechanical digger.

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Sarah Jane Smith was everybody's hero when I was younger, and as brave and funny and brilliant as people only ever are in stories. But many years later, when I met the real Sarah Jane - Lis Sladen herself - she was exactly as any child ever have wanted her to be. Kind and gentle and clever; and a ferociously talented actress, of course, but in that perfectly English unassuming way.

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Madness is just what a genius looks like to a tiny mind.

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[The Doctor, Capt. Jack and Rose are cornered by the empty children.] The Doctor: Go to your room! Go to your room! I mean it. I'm very, very angry with you. I'm very, very cross! GO! TO! YOUR! ROOM! [The children lurch away and obey him.] I'm really glad that worked. Those would have been terrible last words.

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