Today is the final day of my 3 Day Challenge, thanks again Simon! With my last 2 quotes being from real-life people, I thought I’d finish off with a fictional character who’s quotes and speeches bring me to either goosebumps or tears every time.
Granted, without an emotional connection to a character the quote is less powerful, but for me it’s one of Matt Smith’s best moments as the 11th Doctor. It absolutely breaks my heart, every single time!
(Context: the Doctor is sacrificing his memories, his thoughts and himself to save the inhabitants of the Rings of Akhaten from an ‘Old God’, a parasitic planet.)
“Okay then. That’s what I’ll do. I’ll tell you a story.
Can you hear them? All these people who lived in terror of you and your judgement. All these people whose ancestors devoted themselves, sacrificed themselves to you. Can you hear them singing? Oh you like to think you’re a god. But you’re not a god. You’re just a parasite. Eat now with jealousy and envy and longing for the lives of others. You feed on them. On the memory of love and loss and birth and death and joy and sorrow, so… so come on then. Take mine. Take my memories. But I hope you’re got a big a big appetite. Because I’ve lived a long life. And I’ve seen a few things. I walked away from the last great Time War. I marked the passing of the Time Lords. I saw the birth of the universe and watched as time ran out, moment by moment, until nothing remained. No time, no space. Just me! I walked in universes where the laws of physics were devised by the mind of a madman! And I watched universes freeze and creation burn! I have seen things you wouldn’t believe! I have lost things you will never understand! And I know things, secrets that must never be told, knowledge that must never be spoken! Knowledge that will make parasite gods blaze! So come on then! Take it! Take it all, baby! Have it! You have it all!”
Now, I’ve finished my 3 days, I guess it’s time to pass it along!
Rules for Three-Day Quote Challenge
- Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
- Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days in your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.
- Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavour.
Participate if you like, it was fun! 🙂
Thanks for reading,