GET TO KNOW ME MEME: 5 favourite tv shows [4/5] ↳ Doctor Who (2005-present) “Every life is a pile of good things and bad things. Good things don’t always soften the bad things but vice versa the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”
It’s hard to talk about the importance of an imaginary hero. But heroes are important. Heroes tell us something about ourselves. History books tell us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now but heroes tell us who we want to be. And a lot of our heroes depress me. But when they made this particular hero, they didn’t give him a hun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an X-wing fighter, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And they didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray. They gave him an extra heart. They gave him two hearts. And that’s an extraordinary thing. There will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.
“When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… Grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.”