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Introduction

After participating in an archery contest for a golden arrow, the Doctor got himself, Clara and Robin captured by the Sheriff of Nottingham , who had allied with alien robots disguised as his knights. Escaping, the Doctor and Robin found out the robots were trying to reach the Promised Land , but lacked sufficient gold to repair their engine.

Believing Robin was also a robot, the Doctor was re-captured by the Sheriff as Robin took Clara and escaped through a window. Leading a revolution in the Sheriff's dungeon, the Doctor was informed by the Sheriff that Robin Hood was not a robot, just as Robin came to his rescue and defeated the Sheriff. Assisting Robin with Clara's help, the Doctor helped launch the golden arrow into the ship to allow it to escape velocity and explode harmlessly in space.

The Doctor finally acknowledges Robin Hood as a real person. TV : Robot of Sherwood. Robin, having learned about the Doctor's story from Clara, noted that the two of them were not so different from each other: both of them were people born into status and privilege, giving up both to live the life of an adventurer in order to fight injustice. The Doctor and Robin noted that neither of them were truly heroes; however, Robin was confident that they could inspire others to be heroes in their place.

As he departed, the Doctor left Maid Marian , whom he had met in the Sheriff's dungeon, behind to be reunited with Robin. The Doctor and Clara used a goo bomb to foil the Sibro 's attempt to weaponise a Conlanian clock tower, COMIC : Chime Time orchestrated a ceasefire in a war between anthropomorphic cats and dogs by allying them against an army of alien fleas that planned to attack every planet in the universe, COMIC : Once Bitten and helped the World Brain find a new way of life after crash landing on its factory planet.

While sightseeing on the HomeWorld , the Doctor saved a hospital from a missile, but was framed as the ringleader of various crimes by the Judge and locked up in the colony's asteroid prison until he exposed its darkest security measure. He also saved children imprisoned by the corrupt government to keep their parents, who opposed the government, under control. On Hoopoe , the Doctor acted as Clara's lawyer when she was arrested for walking on the ground by the Court of Birds.

His attempt to convince them she and him weren't cats backfired when the owls accused them of being mice, but the Doctor had foreseen this and had recruited the native cats to attack the owls with makeshift wings, but ensured that the wings were too difficult to use properly, rendering them useless in the cats' pursuit of the owls. During one of Clara's breaks from the TARDIS, the Doctor became obsessed with the idea that a creature designed to hide was following him around and that everyone was similarly being followed.

However, Clara got distracted by a phone call from her date, Danny Pink , and piloted them into his past instead, back when Danny was a child called Rupert and living in a care home. Finding a figure under Rupert's bed sheet, the Doctor had Clara and Rupert turn their backs to allow the being to walk out the room unobserved, leaving them unsure if it really was a creature or just another child playing a trick on Rupert.

Returning Clara to her date, the Doctor continued to follow his theory by trying to use a trace of Clara left in the telepathic circuits, ending up at the end of the universe where a time traveller named Colonel Orson Pink , Danny's descendant, had been trapped for six months. Intrigued by how following Clara's timeline led him to Orson, the Doctor returned for Clara and had them wait at the end of the universe for the night, believing it to be the perfect time to find out if the hiders were real. Finding a chance to confront the creature outside the ship, the Doctor sent Clara into the TARDIS and seemed to get a look at what he's been chasing before the atmospheric shell broke and Orson had to rescue him.

Waking up to find Clara gone, the Doctor called out to her and inadvertently alerted his younger self to Clara's presence. Afterwards, the Doctor returned Orson and Clara to their own times and, satisfied by what he had learned, underlined the word "Listen" that the creature had written on his chalkboard.

TV : Listen. The Doctor planned to rendezvous with Clara at Coal Hill School, but instead arrived at a replica of the school on an unnamed planet , where Clara and Jeff Delobel , a French teacher, had been abducted by primitive aliens planning to infiltrate Earth via Coal Hill School. In order to thwart the invasion, the Doctor told the aliens a tale of Earth's Guardian, informing them that he was the guardian, scaring the aliens off.

Returning to pick up Clara, and persuade her to away from a date with Danny Pink in favour of other travel destinations, the Doctor received a call from Madame Karabraxos , who requested he free the Teller and its mate from the Bank of Karabraxos , as he had done on the day she met him. Realising the ramifications of this request, the Doctor built up the identity of "the Architect", using this identity to stage a bank heist for him to commit, with the assistance of Clara, an augmented human named Psi , and a shape shifting mutant human named Saibra.

Using memory worms to erase the plan from their minds and prevent the Teller from alerting the young Karabraxos, the Doctor and Clara found themselves already in the Bank with their accomplices, their last memory being the TARDIS phone ringing. Receiving instructions from the Architect on their location, objective, and the Bank's security system, the team infiltrated the Bank. Entering a safety deposit box, "Team Not Dead" - the Doctor's name for the assembled team - set of a dimensional shift bomb into a service corridor, where the team found a briefcase containing six teleporters disguised as atomic shredders.

Seemingly losing Saibra and Psi to the shredders when the Teller locked onto them, the Doctor figured out that time travel was involved with the heist plan when a perfectly-timed solar storm unlocked the Bank's vault. Retrieving what the Architect had promised Psi and Saibra as payment, the Doctor and Clara were caught by the Teller and delivered to the bank manager, Ms. After Delphox left them to be executed, the Doctor and Clara were saved by Psi and Saibra, who revealed the true nature of the "shredders".

Venturing into the Bank's private vault to find his and Clara's reward, the Doctor instead found Director Karabraxos, and discovered that Delphox, as well as a majority of the bank's staff, was an exact clone of Karabraxos. Seeing Karabraxos' hatred of her own clones caused the Doctor to have an epiphany on the identity of the Architect, and he gave his phone number to Karabraxos as she fled from the solar storm about to hit the Bank. Subjecting himself to the Teller's powers, the Doctor regained his lost memories and realised the true objective of the bank heist.

Freeing the Teller and its mate to a place to live in solitude, the Doctor then parted ways with Psi and Saibra, giving them their rewards, and returned Clara home for her date. TV : Time Heist. The Doctor and Clara were left to the mercy of sand piranhas while chained to posts on a desert planet.

TV : The Caretaker. The Doctor and Clara were later pitted against the Wyrresters during their second attempt to invade Earth, with the Doctor also travelling back to ensure the failure of their first attempt and Clara briefly switching bodies with a Wyrrester before they were defeated. Planning to visit Eden 2 , the Doctor was joined by a reluctant Clara, after she phoned him to drop her off at work after she overslept.

When the duo arrived, they found the planet under assimilation by the Vladlack , but it turned out that the planet was a trap, to lure in and arrest invaders of planets. Fearing that innocents could be inappropriately punished, the Doctor set up a warning beacon around the planet, then dropped Clara off at Coal Hill School.

During one of his visits to Clara, the Doctor discovered a Skovox Blitzer near Coal Hill School ; as a result, he went in "deep cover" as the school's temporary caretaker to dispatch of the killer robot. To keep Clara from interfering, the Doctor revealed his plan was to use chronodyne generators to send the Blitzer thousands of years into the future. An undercover Doctor dissuades a Skovox Blitzer from using its self-destruct. However, the Doctor's plan was accidentally foiled by Danny Pink ; Danny had seen the Doctor act suspiciously and believed the devices were of malicious intent, deactivating some.

As a result, the Blitzer was sent a short time into the future, rather than centuries. After Clara introduced him as her boyfriend, the Doctor took a dislike to Danny as he was a former soldier and feared he wasn't good enough for Clara. He changed his plan to using a communication device to make the Blitzer think the Doctor was its superior.

After a few days, the Blitzer returned during the next evening; to the Doctor's surprise, Danny used his military training to help keep the Blitzer occupied, allowing him to repair the malfunctioning device. After successfully commanding the Blitzer to deactivate with Danny's help, the Doctor took it into space and ejected it from the TARDIS, taking Clara's troublesome pupil Courtney Woods with him after she discovered his identity, deciding that there was no harm in having Courtney tag along as a travelling companion, TV : The Caretaker but didn't see anything special in her.

TV : Kill the Moon. Clara and the Doctor trying to escape as Rann-Korr reveals himself. They found the planet being terraformed by Kano Dollar and his company Dollar Intergalactic , which woke up a Hyperion named Rann-Korr , who was hiding in hibernation since the alliance of races led by Rassilon defeated Hyperios.

Despite not having a fleet of battle TARDISes at his disposal, the Doctor managed to freeze Rann-Korr by reversing the terraforming process while using himself as a bait. Discovering that a group of aliens were going to turn a planet of anthropomorphic pink hippopotami into stone, the Doctor intercepted the aliens at the early stages of their invasion and led them to ancient Egypt , where they petrified a large cat-like alien, creating the Sphinx and getting crushed in the process.

He and Clara then returned to the planet of the anthropomorphic pink hippopotamuses to reverse the petrified effect. While Clara was having her portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci in , the Doctor received a summon to India from an old acquaintance of his, Tiger Maratha , who foresaw a timeless evil.

The Doctor and Clara arrived in to find he had been killed and drained of life, and along with Tiger's daughter Priyanka were confronted by police who attempted to arrest the Doctor. The Doctor, Clara and Priyanka travelled to the Scindia's ancestral home to find information, however the Doctor stumbled through a dimensional door into India , where he was attacked by a demon but rescued by renegade Amazon Rani Jhulka.

The Doctor and Rani found a necro-cloud harvesting the spirits of the dead, and then were attacked by more of the demons. She told the Doctor that Clara had been taken by the demons. Back in , the Doctor, Priyanka and Rani found a final recorded message from Tiger made before his death, in which he explained he had collected three of the four mythic swords of the goddess Kali for the Family Scindia and had a premonition of evil over the swords. The Doctor was then summoned to see Chandra Scindia , the patriarch of the Scindia family.

The Doctor deduced that they were beings known as the Kaliratha , putting themselves throughout time and space and Hindu mythology. Chandra revealed he had Clara hostage, ready to be burned by the Exodus rocket, forcing the Doctor to agree to find the fourth sword of Kali for them. The Doctor, Priyanka and Rani collected the fourth sword and returned to Chandra, who revealed he had used Clara as a host for the resurrection of Kali.

Priyanka took control of the rocket while the Doctor battled with Kali. The Doctor revealed he hid his sonic screwdriver in the fourth sword, so that Kali unwittingly freed the evil spirits from her and released Clara's body, while Rani killed Chandra. Heading for Rome , the Doctor and Clara wound up in a Germanic forest, where they were apprehended and taken into a nearby encampment. There they learnt that robotic mosquitoes were spreading disease and killing off dozens of soldiers.

Tracking the energy fields of the mosquitoes to a tower in the woods, the Doctor discovered the occupants were using the mosquitoes to search for a cure to a plague infecting their own world. The Doctor convinced them to leave. Although Clara was worried about the rest of the sick soldiers, the Doctor told her to leave them, saying that everybody dies.

The Doctor came into conflict with the Fractures , natives of the Void that possessed humans, who believed they had to drag anyone marked with Void stuff into the Void to protect reality from unravelling. At Clara's insistence, the Doctor allowed the alternate Paul to join his family in their universe, knowing the Fractures were entirely out for him now.

After visiting an uninhabited world that lacked development in any way, Clara asked the Doctor about Marinus , but he did not remember the planet. The future Twelfth Doctor had used a continuity bomb to make his timeline concrete, and had then returned the Doctors to their own timelines, erasing their memories of the events. The alternate Doctor planned to rise the Voord on Marinus to be a new race of Time Lords and to conquer the universe. Alice had been killed as she fled through his domain, and Gabby had been sent back in time by a Weeping Angel which had grown from the Eleventh Doctor's pack of comics.

Realising that the picture of the three meeting still existed, they decided that going to Marinus was still part of the new timeline, and the three left Paris. On Marinus, the Doctors posed for the picture and purposefully fell into the continuity bomb , where they chose the timeline where the Eleventh Doctor had stayed in the reality where all time occurred at once, as Marinus still existed in that timeline.

There, they discovered the crashed Dalek ship which was where the Voord had stolen the technology to create their pocket universe. The Twelfth Doctor convinced the Voord that he was his alternate self , and joined with their hive mind.

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There, as he distracted all of the Voord subjects with thoughts of ponies , he encountered his alternate self, and the two fought within the mindscape. The Doctor battles his alternate self. Realising that his alternate self was too powerful to take on alone, the Doctor brought his other selves and their companions into the hive mind. They distracted the alternate Doctor as the Eleventh and Tenth Doctors broke down the Voord city's shields and connected the reprogrammed Dalek weapon to the city's dimensional shielding. The Doctors gave their alternate self, now trapped within the hive mind with them, the option to either let his city fry or use the technology in the city to revert the Voord to their pre-Time War state.

Convinced by Clara, the alternate Doctor agreed to the latter, even if it meant that he and the timeline he created would cease to exist. As the groups departed, the Twelfth Doctor questioned his previous selves decision not to wipe their companions' memories, and noted to Clara that, while he would also never do such a thing to her, she and himself would slowly forget the event as well, as they had both learned about their own futures. As their memories began fading, Clara asked if the Doctor ever wanted to become his previous selves again, much like how she sometimes wished to be a teenager again.

Though he avoided answering the question, the Doctor noted that his two predecessors "lived like they had limited time," and that staying in the past was not for them, and that they had to move forward into the future. At Clara's urging, the Doctor took her and Courtney to the Moon in , so that Courtney could be the first girl on the Moon to bolster her confidence. Landing instead in a recycled space shuttle heading for the moon, the Doctor was informed by Captain Lundvik that the moon had inexplicably gained mass, and that she and her crew were going to use nuclear bombs to dispose of the additional mass.

Investigating a disused mining base from a previous mission, the Doctor, his companions and the astronauts found corpses preserved in webs and research that suggested that the moon was disintegrating. Soon after, the group was attacked by a spider creature, which Courtney killed with washing up equipment, but not before Lundvik's crew were killed. Exploring the moon's surface for the reason behind the deterioration, the Doctor, Clara and Lundvik discovered a horde of spider germs beneath the Moon's surface, as well as amniotic fluid, prompting the Doctor to investigate beneath the Moon for answers.

The Doctor refuses to help humanity make a critical decision when time is in flux. Scanning the Moon's core, the Doctor discovered that the Moon was, in fact, an egg for an ancient creature that was hatching. After Clara chose to spare the creature, despite humanity voting for its death, the Doctor returned for the three women, taking them to a beach on Earth to see the creature hatch and the Moon harmlessly disintegrate in Earth's atmosphere. Confirming that the sight of the moon hatching kick started the humans pioneering into space, and seeing the creature hatch a new egg with same mass as the old Moon, the Doctor returned Courtney and Clara to Coal Hill School.

However, Clara, angered by the position the Doctor had put her in, asked the Doctor if he had known the egg was harmless, which the Doctor confirmed as true. Tired of the Doctor's apathy, Clara argued with the Doctor about how he had almost caused her to kill an unborn creature. He defended that he was helping the human race by not playing a part in this choice. However, Clara had been deeply hurt by the Doctor's constantly patronising attitude toward humanity, and now that he had demonstrated it with her, Clara felt reduced to the likes of an idiot in the Doctor's eyes.

With tears rolling down her face, she told him to leave and not return for her. The Doctor was left stunned by her reaction and immediately took off. Responding to a distress call from a Dalek prisoner aboard a Cyber-ship , the Doctor discovered that the Daleks, Cybermen and Sontarans were searching for the Orb of Fates to gain control of a powerful Time Lord weapon called the Starbane.

The Doctor joined forces with the Dalek prisoner, who had been altered by the Cybermen and had "seen the light" and nicknamed it " Lumpy ". Following the Orbs' artron energy to the Cyber-tombs of Telos , the Doctor restored a minimum of Lumpy's power, not trusting the Dalek to allow full use of its power, and sent him to retrieve the second Orb while he studied the first in the TARDIS.

As Lumpy descended into the depths of Telos, the Doctor discovered that the Orbs were powered by temporal energy; The only way to destroy them was to create a temporal implosion. Leaving Telos for Sontar , the Doctor and Lumpy were trapped in a stasis field by Major Skar , but the Doctor was able to open the field and allow Lumpy to escape undetected while he stayed behind as a diversion.

After Lumpy acquired the last Orb and deactivated the stasis field, the Doctor escaped with Lumpy, deciding it best to stay clear of Sontar for a while. They next travelled to the Starbane. However, Lumpy pointed out that it was already occupied by Daleks. When the Doctor learned that Lumpy had not turned to good, he found a way to access Lumpy's controls remotely and used this ability to destroy the Starbane.

On Christmas Eve , the Doctor teamed up with Ceri , an understudy, to stop an Addos attempt to recreate a Mummers play by genetically altering actors from the Palace Theatre. Info from Super Gran needs to be added. The Doctor and Clara enjoy their final trip. TV : Mummy on the Orient Express. When Clara decided she and the Doctor should have "one last hurrah" before parting ways for good, the Doctor took her to to the space-bound Orient Express , choosing the destination with an inkling that something exciting would happen after having been lured with phone calls, mysterious summons and free train tickets in the past.

After discovering the death of an elderly passenger , and urging himself to investigate, the Doctor went to the engine room to examine the dead passenger's Excelsior Life Extender , meeting Chief Engineer Perkins in the process, and learned the legend of the Foretold. Seeking advice from Emile Moorhouse , a fellow passenger who was a Professor of Alien Mythology, the Doctor soon discovered a second death had occurred in the kitchen.

Confronting Captain Quell with his theory, but getting ignored, the Doctor joined Perkins and Moorhouse in the engine room to research the deaths. Calling Clara to update her, the Doctor discovered that she and Maisie Pitt were trapped in a storage cart with a sarcophagus. Fearing that Clara was trapped with the Foretold, the Doctor tried to rewire the door open, only to find the sarcophagus empty, and himself under arrest by the Captain for being a stowaway. However, after witnessing a third death first hand, Quell realised that the Doctor was right and allied with him, just as the Doctor deduced the true nature of the Orient Express; the passengers were all experts and scientists in specific fields of study, gathered there to study the Foretold.

With a lab revealed and the hologram passengers disappearing, the train's computer, Gus , gave the scientists the necessary instructions and equipment. Losing Moorhouse to the Foretold, the Doctor and Perkins figured out that the Foretold was targeting the weaker passengers after looking at the medical history of the previous victims, just as Quell was killed by the creature, as he had post-traumatic stress , but not before he gave the Doctor the necessary description to defeat the Foretold.

Realising that Maisie was next due to her breakdowns, the Doctor told a reluctant Clara to bring Maisie to the lab. Arriving there, the Foretold appeared to Maisie, but the Doctor saved her by implanting a replica of her grief into his head, confusing the Foretold into thinking the Doctor was Maisie. Deducing that the Foretold was an ancient soldier augmented with technology, the Doctor surrendered, and, after a final salute, the ancient soldier crumpled to dust, with only the technology that kept him alive remaining.

With the objective completed, Gus released the air out of the cabin, but the Doctor beamed all the dying passengers into the TARDIS, and tried to hack Gus to find out who had created him, but this trigged a security measure, causing the train to self-destruct. Dropping everyone but Clara and Perkins off at the nearest civilised planet, the Doctor waited for Clara to awaken on a beach before explaining everything. Reflecting on a conversation she had with Maisie, Clara, having forgiven the Doctor, decided to continue travelling with him, telling the Doctor that her leaving was all Danny's idea.

Although the Doctor believed it was an uninhabited wasteland, Clara pointed out there was a harvester nearby extracting electricity from the quartz. The Doctor and Clara were brought aboard the harvester by two workers, where beings within the electricity had broken through and killed four workers. Their leader, Luther , was insistent on continuing their work regardless. Investigating, the Doctor and Clara found the creatures were only attacking because they were being sucked into the harvester's storage batteries.

With Clara's help, the Doctor was able to free the electricity beings back into the quartz. Taking Clara to the Taj Mahal in India for a holiday, the Doctor was chosen to act as a hostage by Stellar Nexus while Nexus tried to get payment for Earth's supposed tax bills. When the Doctor challenged Nexus's claim by pointing out the illogic in his statement, and then insulted him by asking why he had never heard of Nexus's Empire, the Doctor was locked in a cell while an illusion of him was set against a dragon in a gladiator battle.

Sending the defeated Nexus away, the Doctor decided to treat Clara to a curry. The Doctor took Clara to see the Lights of Tanzarr , but instead found that the Nameless Mist had entered his dimension and was threatening to devour the cosmos. Originally wanting to flee, the Doctor was convinced by Clara to save the inhabitants of Ferrous-Ferra , and was inspired to recruit Cold Steel to headline the "loudest rock show in history of sound". While Clara triangulated the transmissions to cover the local galaxy, the Doctor used the loud music to thwart off the Nameless Mist.

With the day saved, the Doctor returned to the concert to celebrate with crowd surfing. Equipping Clara with his psychic paper and sonic screwdriver , the Doctor used nanotechnology to hack into Clara's optic nerve and establish a visual contact with the outer world. After Clara recruited the aid of a local named Rigsy , pretending to be the Doctor while doing so, the duo discovered that creatures from a two-dimensional universe were killing and dissecting missing locals to understand their three-dimensional bodies.

After discovering that Clara had lied to him about Danny's approval, the Doctor realised that a mural dedicated to local missing people was in fact the missing people, killed and worn by the creatures as camouflage. With Clara leading a gang of surviving community servers, the Doctor theorised that the creatures were trying to communicate, and that the deaths were but a mere misunderstanding. When the theory was proved wrong, the Doctor invented a 2Dis — a device that could reverse the creatures' flattening abilities — as Clara and her gang retreated to an underground tunnel.

TV : Flatline. Now unable to even open the doors, which had been removed by the activation of siege mode, and with the life support systems failing as the power drain continued, the Doctor congratulated Clara for being worthy of the title Doctor, unsure if she could hear him or even if she was still alive. Clara and Rigsy were able to trick the creatures into supplying the TARDIS with the necessary power to restore it to full working conditions.

Naming his adversaries the Boneless, and declaring himself as "The man that stops the monsters. The Doctor then took the survivors to the surface. The Doctor landed on the Pollyanna , the first of the Ninth Era sunships , which had been on an expedition to circumnavigate the Sun. Seeing one of the Umbra come out of the Sun and enter a plasma intake , the Doctor rushed to the plasma lab and carried the injured Professor Alice Dubrovnik to safety.

The Umbra, who had been trapped in the chromosphere for millions of years, began swarming the Pollyanna , anchoring the ship to the Sun to try and hijack it and use it as a way of reaching Earth.

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As the Umbra on board took on more humans as vehicles, the Doctor was ejected out of a plasma intake to attract the Umbra to his regret. He set up the final link to Alice's graviton inverter on the hull of the ship, allowing Alice to briefly boost the inverter and create a secondary gravity envelope, which inverted the gravity and the heat, freezing the Umbra on the ship to death. The Doctor tried taking Clara to the frost fair in , but instead, was drawn off course and landed in the Sahara Desert in , where they were captured by Nazis.

While requesting business with Field Marshall Rommel , the Doctor learnt from Rommel that Germany 's allies, the Tuareg tribesmen, had made new extraterrestrial allies. The Doctor believed it was urgent to see the Tuareg and went with Rommel to meet them. After being taken to the tribe's chieftain, Bhaki , to see these "men from the stars" Bhaki introduced the Doctor and Rommel to the Tuareg's new allies, the Sontarans.

The Sontaran commander Kygon Brox , believing the Doctor was looking for the Sontaran world engine weapon, the Warsong , tried interrogating the Doctor with a mind scythe. The Doctor made the link go the other way, and Kygon explained the history of the weapon to the Doctor. He told the Doctor that the Warsong was taken to Earth, and that there was someone seeking the weapon after signals from it began increasing exponentially. The Doctor realised that the "highly decorated" Nazi officer Heinz Bruckner wasn't who he claimed he was, but a Rutan spy and watched from a distance as the Warsong was triggered.

Realising that Bruckner took Clara with him to the Warsong's activation, the Doctor came up with a plan to converge the Allied , Axis and Sontaran forces towards the still-forming Warsong to distract Bruckner while he and Rommel sneaked into the Warsong and broke through its defences. The Doctor stopped Bruckner from conducting the millennia-old preset programming of the Warsong by using a Sontaran osmic projector to send Bruckner's trigger mechanism through time. Rommel threw Bruckner into the Warsong, killing him, while the Doctor destroyed the "orchestra" of the Warsong by using his sonic screwdriver to blow it up.

Afterwards, he brought Clara to the frost fair. Sending Clara instructions on her phone, the Doctor was able to instruct Clara on how to defeat the Djinx and free himself. After proving to be a surprisingly good gambler, he caught the attention of Johnny Dragotta , who accused him of cheating. However, they were distracted when Mikey Nero , who was thought to have been killed, arrived, demanding control of the hotel. The Doctor unmasked Mikey as a disguised agent of the Cybock Imperium , who began attacking the hotel. While trying to immobilise it, the Doctor was grabbed and throttled by the Imperium, but was saved by Sonny Lawson.

The Doctor and Sonny discovered the Imperium's ships, and rescued Clara from their captivity. Clara gave the Doctor a Time Gun of Rassilon , which had been in the alien's possession. As the Imperiums attacked the hotel, the Doctor intervened and offered the aliens a game of Russian roulette with the gun.

Although they agreed, the Doctor knew the gun would not work on a Time Lord, and it would self-destruct if one attempted to use it on a Time Lord. When the aliens' leader, Kronos, attempted to shoot the Doctor with the gun, it accordingly wiped away his timeline, and the other Cybocks with him. The Doctor, Clara and Sonny then finally went to see Seneca perform. Following Clara's request to meet the Greek storyteller Homer , the Doctor found himself drugged by an innkeeper and bound to a post with Homer and Clara to be fed to a bunch of Cyclopes. Before he could be eaten, however, the Doctor managed to convince the Cyclopes to listen to Homer's harp, and the young man's music soothed the hungry Cyclopes to sleep.

Using a Sub-conscience reading reality device , the Doctor discovered that the beasts were refugees from a war that had destroyed their world and, after using his device to convert them to a vegetarian diet, the Doctor let Clara convince them to live in peace in the hills. The Doctor and Clara visited the liberation of Paris in , where they thwarted a plan by the Darapok Empire to brainwash humanity into destroying itself by destroying their transmitter on the Eiffel Tower , and then frightening them off.

The Doctor and Clara attempted to go to Margate but ended up landing in Derbyshire , where they encountered a woman called Charlotte. They helped her to her lodge, the North Lees Hall. There, the Doctor accepted an offer from Lord Marlborough to stay at the house upon learning of a mysterious "dreaming sickness". That night, the Doctor was attacked by a possessed servant, which he suspected to be linked to the sickness. The following day, during Malborough's preparations for a house party, the Doctor and Charlotte discovered a salvaged space vessel in a barn, the Doctor deducing that there was an alien influence to the sickness.

They crashed the party to find Clara and the guests being attacked by a possessed Malborough with insects. Escaping the possessed guests, the Doctor and Charlotte discovered the source of the possessions was an Aranox , taking everyone's psychic energy. The Aranox refused to take mercy and attacked the Doctor and Charlotte with insects. However, Malborough was freed from his possession and attacked the Aranox with a lantern, setting it on fire and breaking the psychic control.

As the house burned down, everyone escaped, but the Doctor felt guilty for the Aranox as it had been the last of its kind. Clara was humoured to learn that the Doctor and the events of the story had been the inspiration for Jane Eyre , and suggested to him they go get some fish and chips. After spending some time on his own, the Doctor landed in London, only to find it and the rest of the world overrun by trees after Maebh Arden , a student of Coal Hill Year 8 Gifted and Talented Group under Clara and Danny's care, looked for the Doctor after hearing about him in what Maebh believed was a thought that came from Clara.

With his theories constantly being proven wrong, the Doctor came to the conclusion that the trees' sudden overgrowth was an act of aggression, while also dealing with Clara's students in his TARDIS after Clara and Danny arrived to collect Maebh, only for Maebh to slip away in the commotion, just as the Doctor noticed her homework had predicted the events of that day. Following Maebh deeper into the forest, the Doctor discovered that a sentience identifying itself as "the life that prevail[ed]" had caused the overgrowth, in preparation for a devastating solar flare about to hit the Earth.

Despite some reluctance, Clara eventually convinced him to leave. Immediately afterwards, having discovered upon further reflection that the trees were going to absorb the harmful solar flares by pumping the atmosphere with excess oxygen , "like a massive, highly inflammable air bag", the Doctor returned to Clara and explained his discovery to the Gifted and Talented Group. When he was informed of a government operation aiming to destroy the trees, the Doctor opened every mobile network on the planet to allow Maebh the opportunity to deliver a speech written by the Gifted and Talented Group to leave the trees alone.

With Danny taking the children to their homes, the Doctor and Clara watched the trees that had grown around the world harvesting and extinguishing the solar fire in the TARDIS, and then returned to watch the trees disappear on Clara's balcony. TV : In the Forest of the Night. The Doctor and Clara travelled to a galactic auction in Earth's orbit where unclaimed storage was being bid on, with the storage pod belonging to Hyphen T Hyphen , a reclusive collector, containing a mother Rigellan Hyper-Kraken , which began killing everyone when the pod was opened.

Before the mother Hyper-Kraken's eggs could hatch, the Doctor widened the dimensional shunt 's focus on the Hyper-Kraken, her eggs and the storage pods and safely transported them elsewhere. The Doctor attempted to take Clara to Blackpool , but they ended up arriving in , by which point the pleasure beach had become an overgrown jungle. The Doctor befriended and named Meghan , a wounded donkey shot by a man called Triss , who was planning a hunting trip in hover pods powered by the Blackpool Tower. The Doctor shut down the power, ending Triss' hunting plans.

The Doctor and Clara had a dance in a ballroom, and then he enjoyed a play in the water with Meghan. While taking a helicopter ride, they learnt that one of the students, Polly Evans , had stayed behind at the end of term to join the classified Project Sub-Zero. When another student, Quinn Norton , who also a part of Project Sub-Zero, was killed in a helicopter crash the Doctor and Clara narrowly avoided being on along with Polly's father George , they returned to Snowcap U to investigate.

With the help of the spy Paul South , the Doctor found an ice cavern where the missing students had been experimented on, engineered by Dr Patricia Audley to survive in extreme cold. To their shock, the Doctor and Clara also met Winnie Clarence , one of Clara's splinters who refused to accept her only purpose was to save him. Paul and Winnie released most of the imprisoned humans from captivity. The Doctor transmitted a signal with his sonic causing Dr Audley's animals to go wild.

After feigning betrayal of the two, Winnie threw the Doctor the key to free the hybrid subjects from their cells, and saved the Doctor's life by pulling Dr Audley into a vat of liquid ice after Audley pulled a gun on him. Dr Audley was killed, but Winnie survived when she unwittingly had a syringe of Dr Audley's experimental blue blood serum injected into her, allowing her to live inside the ice.

Clara realised that this meant that not all of the splinters died saving the Doctor, and several of them had lives of their own. The Doctor rejoined Clara for a trip, where she suggested they go see a volcano. Not realising she was drugged, Clara imagined being at the volcano and throwing all the Doctor's TARDIS keys into lava, to blackmail him to save Danny, who had been killed in a road accident.

Despite this, the Doctor cared for Clara, telling her they were "going to Hell "; he told her they were going to find the point in her life where she met Danny again. The Doctor and Clara arrived at 3W , which held dead bodies in water tanks. They were greeted by Missy , who identified herself as a greeting droid and kissed the Doctor as part of her greeting routine. They met Dr. Chang , who showed them the use of dark water in the mausoleum. Clara received a call from Danny, who was in the Nethersphere , and the Doctor and Chang left her to take it. The Doctor is horrified to realise that his oldest enemy has returned.

TV : Dark Water. The Doctor and Chang discovered that the water tanks that held the bodies were being drained by Missy, who killed Chang and revealed that all the tanks held Cybermen , who were preparing to invade Earth. Escaping the building, which he discovered was St Paul's Cathedral , the Doctor tried to warn away nearby people, but Missy called out his warnings as insanity, and told him it was too late.

He travelled to a cemetery and reunited with Clara, who was comforting a converted Danny. Missy arrived and, as a "birthday present", gave the Doctor control of all the Cybermen. Missy planned to turn the Doctor into the leader of the new army, intending to prove that the two of them were not that different after all, believing that she had put him in the impossible position of either accepting control of the army and using it to "save" the universe or letting humanity die and conquer the universe as the Cybermen. However, reflecting on his past, the Doctor realised that he was just a man in a box who travelled around to help where he could, proclaiming that he was not a good man, a bad man, the leader of an army or a President.

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He then turned command of the army over to Danny, realising that the teacher had held on to his love for Clara even with his emotions deactivated, who led the Cybermen into the clouds where they self-destructed and stopped the rainfall from converting the living. A devastated Missy told the Doctor he could find Gallifrey in its original location with coordinates she provided, but Clara threatened to kill Missy for what she had done, until the Doctor prepared to do it himself.

The Doctor saluted the Brigadier, fulfilling a lifelong wish of his old friend, noting that the Brigadier would never be anywhere else but by his side when Earth and the Doctor faced their darkest hour. However, it turned out the coordinates were false and led to nowhere. Upon hearing this, Clara told him that she was happy and ready to settle down with, and they both bid farewell and parted ways. TV : Death in Heaven.

Why Choose Us?

The Doctor travelled to Clara's home and collected her from her rooftop, where she had also encountered Santa. Urging her to believe in him, they arrived at a North Pole base, which they found was under attack from dream crabs. Santa arrived to help with the problem, but Clara was attacked by a crab and fell into a dream state. As no one could find a way to remove the crab from her face, the Doctor let himself be attacked by one to get her out of her dream before the crab could kill her. Fleeing a dream world, an ecstatic Doctor gets to drive Santa's sleigh. TV : Last Christmas.

Entering Clara's dream, the Doctor found she was dreaming of spending Christmas with Danny, and learned that Danny was dead. The Doctor urged her to break out of the dream, after Danny bid her farewell. Waking up in the base, the Doctor came to the realisation that everyone in the base was dreaming, having been attacked by crabs after they arrived. They woke up from the dream and the Doctor and Clara prepared to leave, but Clara reminded the Doctor of Santa having been on her roof, and he realised they were still dreaming from different places and times.

The infected personnel in the base began to attack the survivors, however, everyone managed to escape by dreaming Santa was flying them home. The Doctor, Clara and the base scientists flew over London as they each woke up back in their own times. Waking up where he had been, the Doctor travelled to Clara's home and removed the dream crab attached to her, only to find it had been sixty-two years since he left her and she was now an old woman. Clara filled him in on the many things she had done in her years, but the Doctor felt remorseful of leaving her when he did.

Santa suddenly appeared and asked the Doctor what he'd do if he had another chance, and the Doctor woke up from his dream, this time for real. He saved the younger Clara from the crab. Spurred on by what could have happened to her, the Doctor invited her to resume her travels with him, and she accepted. They set off together in the TARDIS, the Doctor remarking that he rarely got second chances with his companions, and commenting that he didn't know who to thank for this one. The Doctor reveals the alien duplicates of Clara. The Doctor tried to throw Clara a surprise birthday party with varying incarnations and forms of herself, but after Clara noted the rules of time preventing one from meeting themselves, he admitted they were just disguised aliens.

The Doctor chose to see a silent film, which turned out to star actual Silents , resulting in them forgetting the film. The Doctor and Clara attended an auction of the works of Lady Josephine and purchased a living animae particle portrait of her. COMIC : Briarwood Knowing that the portrait would eventually become Josie Day , a companion of his eighth incarnation , the Doctor left her in 21st century Wales in an old cottage of his , telling her his former self would show her the things she needed to see. The Doctor also left a to-do list in his copy of Jane Eyre for his former self to find, knowing that the adventures would help Josie build her self-confidence and see herself as far more than a painting.

The Doctor and Clara watched the Eighth Doctor and Josie as they acknowledged the events that had brought them together. The Doctor learnt that an invasion fleet of Megrati were planning to attack the planet of Lemaria , a plan he had previously stopped in his first incarnation. The Doctor sent them an invitation to give them some time to talk. While waiting for them to arrive, the Doctor took part in a Freedom Day celebratory play about the original defeat of the Lemaria, playing himself. The Doctor realised his fifth incarnation , Adric , Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka were in the audience before the real Megrati arrived.

As his past self and companions watched, the Doctor convinced the Megrati to leave the planet by threatening to destroy their ships. The Doctor partially wiped CJ's memory of the event, but left just enough of a recollection that would kickstart the boys life of trying to find the Doctor again, well into adulthood.

The Doctor learnt from a friend of his, Hitch , that a sentient super-weapon called the Hadax Ura had gone missing. Hitch was putting together a recovery team and needed the Doctor's technical expertise. The Doctor agreed to join the team, dragging Clara away from her class to assist. As the ship carrying the team headed for the planet carrying the weapon, Unnamed BX-4 , the Hadax Ura shot the ship down, revealing the weapon's location, but everyone on board was able to escape with jetpacks.

Clara was attacked by pterosaurs and dropped into the Jungle. The Doctor went off on his own to look for Clara, and found Clara with an organic avatar who had taken on the appearance of Danny. The avatar told them that the Hadax Ura had been "devouring" the Jungle, and turning its indigenous life into an army, and asked them either to destroy the weapon, or to take it elsewhere. The Doctor realised that this meant it intended to end the war between the Hub Alliance and the Axis Worlds , and the Hadax Ura began augmenting the crew to become its foot soldiers.

Believing it had augmented Clara as well, the Hadax Ura had actually linked the Jungle's computer systems to its own after augmenting the avatar. The avatar appeared to shut down the Hadax Ura and its augmented soldiers, but in fact, the Hadax Ura had tricked Hitch's team to bring it on board the lander as a means of escape for the Hadax Ura.

The Doctor took his jet pack to infiltrate the lander, and found the Hadax Ura had taken over Hitch's body. Realising that Hitch's mind had been completely overwritten by the Hadax Ura, the Doctor ejected the Hadax Ura, and Hitch's body, out of the lander's airlock, burning both up on re-entry unprotected.

The Doctor and Clara rescued the spaceship Genetrix from Whispies on Venus by using the ship's sifters to suck them up. The Doctor and Clara arrived in London to find it as a burnt wasteland. Although the Doctor knew they were in , Clara believed they'd gone off-course. Clara wandered into Westminster Abbey as the Doctor investigated the streets. Scanning the streets, he found traces of human DNA amongst the ashes.

He was threatened with a gun by a panicked man. Overpowering him with Venusian karate , the Doctor learnt from the man that "the scorched" were rising. The Doctor observed that there was no wind in the air, whereupon the man was attacked and possessed by Hyperions. The Doctor then found himself facing many Hyperion-possessed humans, but was able to defeat them with the help of Clara and Sam , a firefighter.

Sam brought the Doctor and Clara to the London Underground , where people had taken refugee from the Hyperion invasion. Clara tried to intervene, but in doing so caused Hyperion "angels" to appear. Deducing that the angel had been transmogrified by the Hyperions, the Doctor bio-linked her to the TARDIS telepathic circuits to restore her human consciousness.

The angel, in actuality the reanimated human, Jane Weir , regained her consciousness and attacked Dra-Khan and the other Hyperions, driving them away. The Doctor persuaded Weir to join their side, and after defeating an onslaught of Scorched in London, revealed he had weaponised a cold bomb to defeat the Hyperions.

Back at the Sussex firewall, the Doctor released the human slaves from captivity as Clara and Sam attacked the base. Sam attempted to detonate the cold bomb, but it failed and he was killed. The Doctor conceded that the Hyperions had won, as the fusion web was completed. But when it was activated, he revealed that the bomb had merely been a distraction so that he could hack the TARDIS into the web and pull the Hyperions five billion years into the future, where the sun died.

However, unwilling to let anyone else die after Sam's death, the Doctor pulled Weir's psychic essence from the TARDIS' telepathic circuits, allowing her presence to be with her family. The Doctor and Clara responded to a party invitation from Susan Foreman , only to discover they had been lured into a trap by the Celestial Toymaker , who explained that his Toyroom was breaking down from old age, and that he had entrapped the Doctor for help.

Escaping to the control room, the Doctor jettisoned the Zero Room with the Toymaker still inside, allowing the Toymaker to have it as his new Toyroom. During the bid, the Doctor pointed out that he still had the key on him, leaving the winner WinnerBoi with a ship he couldn't access. While pretending to hand over the deed of ownership to GalMart, he instead wrote a Trojan virus in Ancient High Gallifreyan to infest the GalMart systems. Coming to pick up Clara, the Doctor was persuaded to play boards games instead. Losing, the Doctor broke the Laws of Time by repeatedly going back in time to the moment he arrived so he could win a game before Clara; this desire consumed him, resulting in the Doctor becoming ragged by his 75th try.

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While looking for a bookshop, the Doctor found himself on a battlefield during the Thousand Year War on Skaro , and encountered a young boy trapped in a field of Handmines , and, during the rescue attempt, learned that the boy was Davros. When he "should have been brave enough, [and] strong enough to do something better", the Doctor fled the battlefield, unwilling to save or kill the boy who would create the Daleks.

Afterwards, an older Davros, having become "very sick", asked to see the Doctor "while there [was] still time". If I saw it first, it's mine. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.

You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" -- anon In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. Murtogg: No. Mullroy: No. Murtogg: But I have seen a ship with black sails. Is that what you're telling me? Mullroy: Like I said, there's no real ship as can match the Interceptor.

And secondly, you must be a pirate for the Pirate's Code to apply, and you're not. And thirdly, the Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner. But there's no ship as can match the Interceptor for speed. Rooney And now to all the good dogs-- the special ones you loved best, those of ours we still miss -- good-bye, until, on some brighter day, in some fairer place, they run out again to greet us. What we call each other ultimately becomes what we think of each other, and it matters.

It was snowing And it was going to snow. The blackbird sat In the cedar limbs. The dog has long been bemused by the singular activites and the curious practices of men, cocking his head inquiringly to one side, intently watching and listening to the strangest goings-on in the world. He has seen men sing together and fight one another in the same evening. He has watched them go to bed when it is time to get up, and get up when it is time to go to bed. He has observed them destroying the soil in vast areas, and nurturing it in small patches. He has stood by while men built strong and solid houses for rest and quiet and then filled them with lights and bells and machinery.

His sensitive nose, which can detect what's cooking in the next township, has caught at one and the same time the bewildering smells of the hospital and the munitions factory. He has seen men raise up great cities to heaven and then blow them to hell. Show him you remember that he is Mr. Well, you know where he is. Confront the problem! Stowe "Man will occasionally stumble across the truth, but will usually pick himself up and carry on. Then YOU feel successful about it; that's how success is measured. Save lives and you are a nurse.

Ride to live. Robert Langdon: Father, I simply believe that religion I asked if you believe in God. Robert Langdon: I'm an academic. My mind tells me I will never understand God. Camerlengo Patrick McKenna: And your heart? Robert Langdon: Tells me I'm not meant to. Faith is a gift that I have yet to receive. The language also serves as a framework within which we organize our ideas about processes.

So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round: And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree; And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery. Dalberg Acton "Human beings The fact of the matter is that the 'real world' is to a large extent unconsciously built up on the language habits of the group. Dijkstra "The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim.

Dijkstra "Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. Dijkstra "Computers are dull and boring; humans are clever and imaginative. We humans make computers exciting. Equipped with computing devices, we use our cleverness to tackle problems we would not dare take on before the age of computing and build systems with functionality limited only by our imaginations. Horning "The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it's clumsy, it's not mathematics".

Dijkstra "For me, the first challenge for Computer Science is to discover how to maintain order in a finite, but very large, discrete universe that is intricately intertwined. And a second, but not less important challenge is how to mould what you have achieved in solving the first problem, into a teachable discipline: it does not suffice to hone your own intellect that will join you in your grave , you must teach others how to hone theirs. The more you concentrate on those two challenges, the more you will see that they are only two sides of the same coin: teaching yourself is discovering what is teachable".

Dijkstra "We must organize the computation in such a way that our limited powers are sufficient to guarantee that the computation will establish the desired effect. Dijkstra "Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not. A Sense of Humor was provided to console him for what he is. It is the measles of mankind.

Malcolm Reynolds: But it ain't all buttons and charts, little albatross. You know what the first rule of flying is? Well, I suppose you do, since you already know what I'm about to say. River Tam: I do. But I like to hear you say it. Malcolm Reynolds: Love. You can learn all the math in the 'Verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds.

Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens. Makes her a home. River Tam: Storm's getting worse. Malcolm Reynolds: We'll pass through it soon enough. Everything goes somewhere, and I go everywhere. The noise is what distracts us from the the truth. To many it appears barren, hostile, repellent - a fearsome mostly waterless land of rock and heat, sand dunes and quicksand, cactus, thornbrush, scorpion, rattlesnake, and agaraphobic distances.

To those who see our land in that manner, the best reply is, yes, you are right, it is a dangerous and terrible place. Enter at your own risk.

Carry water. Avoid the noonday sun. Try to ignore the vultures. Pray frequently. What do I believe in? I believe in sun. In rock. In the dogma of the sun and the doctrine of the rock. I believe in blood, fire, woman, rivers, eagles, storm, drums, flutes, banjos, and broom-tailed horses Lost in time and lost in space See androids fighting.

Brad and Janet. Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet. We sat on a high esplanade and looked far over the countless chimneys of northern Manchester to the horizon. On the skyline, green and aloof, the Pennines rose like the ramparts of paradise. King Hubbert "There is no better test of a man's integrity than his behavior when he is wrong.

Boorstin "If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people? It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle Also less likely to live.

Eliot "Ultimately, however, conflict lies not in objective reality, but in people's heads. Truth is simple one argument - perhaps a good one, perhaps not - for dealing with the difference. The difference itself exists because it exists in their thinking. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

But I heard Rosa Parks. I met Rosa Parks in when I was In , I met Dr. King, and these two individuals inspired me to get into trouble, and I've been getting in good trouble, necessary trouble, ever since. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children.

Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. I just watch what they do. Until they make that first turn. That's what it is to be a slave. I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die. Deckard: I don't know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments, he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life, anybody's life, my life. All he'd wanted were the same answers the rest of us want.

Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die. Chase "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom. Frankl Law of the Splintered Paddle Oh people, Honor thy god; respect alike [the righs of] people both great and humble; May everyone, from the old men and women to the children Be free to go forth and lie in the road i.

Break this law, and die. I existed before God. When I have the map I will be free and the world will be different. I have understanding. Robert: Understanding of what master? Evil: Digital watches. And soon I will have understanding of video cassette recorders. And when I have understanding of them, I shall have understanding of computers. And when I have understanding of computers, I shall be the Supreme Being. God isn't interested in technology. He knows nothing of the potential of the micro chip or the silicon revolution. Look how he spends his time. Forty-three species of parrots!

Nipples for men! Robert: Slugs. Evil: Slugs! He created slugs. They can't hear. They can't speak. They can't operate heavy machinery. If I were creating a world, I wouldn't mess around with butterflies and daffodils. I would've started with lasers 8 o'clock day one! This time we'll start it properly. Tell me about computers. A man with two watches is never sure.

But if he sees a man in the other boat he will scream and shout and curse at the man to steer clear. If you can empty your own boat crossing the river of the world, no one will oppose you, no one will seek to harm you. Thus is the perfect man -- his boat is empty. I was happy to be on the Drus, but here as elsewhere, my happiness was to lead a companion.

What would a guide be without someone to lead? Good weather, bad weather, easy, difficult, I needed to sing the same tune as he. That was the best gift of our mountains. Climbing to the summit, one man does his job, another is on vacation and the luxury of their efforts is friendship. Climbing, you do the best you can with what you've got, from where you are, right now. You are focused in this moment on solving this next step, this next move.

You're not saying, 'Arg, this shouldn't have happened. Why is this crack ending here? You can make the best possible decisions when you keep your creativity open and you're embracing reality. That's what Jeff calls it, 'embracing reality' instead of resisting reality. In fact, you will lose your desire for certain things. If you don't do them when you want to, you may never have that experience at all, because what you desire changes over time. Tomorrow may never come. The challenge is unambiguous. The universe narrows to a meter or two. It's not about the mountain, which is inert.

It's you. It's what you discover about yourself in all those hours of concentration. Tell them they are being attacked, and decnounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and endangering country. If works the same in every country. Common sense tells us that massive satellites cannot hang suspended 36, kilometers above the one point on the earth's surface, but they do Wilson "Destroying a rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal" -- E.

Wilson "Don't feel lonely. The entire universe is inside you. Wilson "Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. Wilson "The love of complexity without reductionism makes art; the love of complexity with reductionism makes science" -- E. Wilson "People would rather believe than know. Wilson "Jungles and grasslands are the logical destinations, and towns and farmland the labyrinths that people have imposed between them sometime in the past.

I cherish the green enclaves accidentally left behind. Wilson "The great challenge of the twenty-first century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible. Wilson "You are capable of more than you know.

Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. The world eneds all you can give. Wilson "Adults forget the depths of languor into which the adolescent mind decends with ease. They are prone to undervalue the mental growth that occurs during daydreaming and aimlses wandering.

Wilson "In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught. Difficulty was only an ingredient. I never thought to wonder about grades, just as I never thought to wonder what Tarzan might bench press.

I found the closer I moved to sport, the closer I felt to science -- and the closer I moved to adventure, the closer I felt to greatness. But not knowing was our greatest pleasure. They have not seen the west side of any mountain. Thompson "Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. Charles Bukowski "Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down. Newman "If you can survive death, you can probably survive anything. Well, you probably are. What's wrong with that?

In the first place, if you've any sense at all you must have learned by now that we pay just as dearly for our triumphs and we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure. Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free" -- Tom Robbins " I've changed a lot. You will board my boat, sail across the sea and restore the heart of Te Fiti. Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? The only path to serenity. There is always a monkey. Chao-chou said, "Shake the tree and birds take to the air, startle the fish and water becomes muddy. We have to see that everything we demand and even get eventually disappoints us.

This discovery is our teacher. On the beach. Where does a wise man hide a leaf? In the forest. Chesterton I saw people coming towards me But all were the same man, All were myself. The worldly pleasure which you enjoy now becomes suffering in the future. Why then are you attached to this pleasure? One moment of practice becomes lasting pleasure. Why then do you not practice? Get up. Go to work. Catch the bus, eat chips, and go to bed. Mickey: It's what the rest of us do. Rose: But I can't.

Mickey: Because you re better than us? Rose: No, I didn't mean that. But it was, it was a better life. I don t mean all the travelling and seeing aliens and spaceships and things. That don't matter. The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You don't just give up. You don t just let things happen. You make a stand. You say "no. Who episode: Parting of the Ways "See into life. Don't just look at it. Photograph also has two sides to it and thank goodness, I am only intersted in those who discover; I feel a certain solidarity with those who set out in a spirit of discovery; I think there is much more risk invovled in this than in trying to create images; and in the end, reality is more important.

You can't steal second with your foot on first. The impossible takes a little longer. Adams, Commander of United Planets Cruiser C57D From the movie "Forbidden Planet" Shadowless dusk growing colder - steaming teakettle -- Mike Garofalo, Cuttings My object all sublime I shall achieve in time-- To let the punishment fit the crime-- The punishment fit the crime; And make each prisoner pent Unwillingly represent A source of innocent merriment!

Of innocent merriment - The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan Two birds disputed about a kernel, when a third swooped down and carried it off. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting. Yet when my master's voice I heard Call, from the window, "Jane! They're unfussy about where they live, adapt quickly to environmental stress, use multiple strategies for getting their own way, It's curious that it took us so long to realize that the species they most resemble is us.

Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature's rebirth? The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on. My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly nintey-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

This planet has-or rather had-a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy. Arthur Dent I don't know, I didn't listen! He was desperately worried that one day sentient life forms would forget how to do this. Only by counting could humans demonstrate their independence of computers. We've got to find out what people want from fire, how they relate to it, what sort of image it has for them.

It sounds a terribly interesting project. What do you mean, difficulty? It's the single simplest machine in the entire Universe! Wiseguy," she said, "you're so clever, you tell us what color it should be. Really big. Perhaps the most remarkable, certainly the most successful book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor - of which no Earthman had ever heard of. It's already supplanted the Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for two important reasons.

No, don't bother to answer that, I'm fifty thousand times more intelligent than you and even I don't know the answer. It gives me a headache just trying to think down to your level. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. McGuire: Plastics. Here's another of those self-satisfied doors.

Don't talk to me about life. In lighter news, the city of New New York is doomed. The meddling idiot! As though his ape's brain could contain the secrets of the Krell. Wells, and have fallen asleep. The mathematician finds his own monastic niche and happiness in pursuits that are disconnected from external affairs.

Some practice it as if using a drug. Chess sometimes plays a similar role. In their unhappiness over the events of this world, some immerse themselves in a kind of self-sufficiency in mathematics. Some have engaged in it for this reason alone. If you meet a man who is not a poet, don't read him your poem. Be happy that the elephant can dance at all. Kennedy "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

After the flash, we're blind again. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. Elliott in "Four Quartets" "I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it the right way, did not become more complicated. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. This is the secret of success. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy of the game of living. It is a field which has often been compared with chess, but differs from the latter in that it is only one's best moments that count and not one's worst.

A single inattention may lose a chess game, whereas a single successful approach to a problem, among many which have been relegated to the wastebasket, will make a mathematician's reputation. Think only and entirely and completely of what you're doing at the moment and you are free as a bird. Blyth "I don't believe I can really do without teaching. How careful you have to be about checking your experiments. How easy it is to make mistakes and fool yourself. I know what it means to know something.

That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. It's my personal approach that creates the climate. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized. If the first few stories are slightly out of line. But when the building is 18 or 20 stories high, everyone will see that it tilts. Ward "If we expect students to be winners and expect them to do well, they will rise to the occasion. The personal satisfaction you get when you do it effectively is just phenomenal.

Pratt "The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. Blyth We dance around in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense.

What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities. It consists of replacing a theory that is wrong with one that is more subtly wrong. I'd relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously.

I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute.

If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies. All the points in between are, well, in between. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy" -- Desiderata of Max Ehrmann "There never was a good war, or a bad peace. I still have many scars on my body and severe pain most days but my heart is cleansed.

Napalm is very powerful, but faith, forgiveness, and love are much more powerful. We would not have war at all if everyone could learn how to live with true love, hope, and forgiveness. If that little girl in the picture can do it, ask yourself: Can you? It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul.

Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. If you always succeed you enjoy the admiration of many people.

Being defeated means being limited to the basic existential choices of life. If you can enjoy the quiet evening hours it is beautiful; a hero who always succeeds may not have time to enjoy such things. That's one of the great myths and delusions of all times. Winning managers and individual performers at all levels know that effectiveness means building your own network and creating your own authority.

Those who succeed always reach far beyond formal deputation, take initiatives, and take the heat when things go awry. That's true in the military in times of war, true for person manufacturing firms, and true at giant automakers or software companies. Not the wretchedest human being but has his share in the creative energy that builds the world. We are all creators. We all create a mythological world of our own out of certain shapeless materials. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. If you want anything done, ask a woman. Simple free being becomes encrusted with the burdensome armor of the ego.

Not until years later does an instict come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length. Gauss "I recognize the lion by his paw.

Misery is a choice. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, delt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not. Yet I occurred. It's a tension by which the living know they're alive. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives.

My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments. How can we measure bad things that do not happen? Tomasko "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. This office is delerious. Others think it is half empty. I think the glass is too big. Wells "Bicycling is a big part of the future Because you might actually succeed in accomplishing exactly what you came there to find.

And in this so-called success you may not even know that you can fail utterly to discover far greater rewards that you might find otherwise. Places assume meanings as we interact with them; as we accumulate experiences and memories in them; as we gain knowledge about them; as we evolve relationships with them; as we become familiar with them and comfortable in them.

There is a world of difference between a place as partner in a lasting relationship, and a place considered as just a photographic subject. The latter does not interest me much. I have long found that my work is most meaningful to me as an expression of my life and my relationships with the world. Without such relationships, aesthetics alone, while enjoyable to view at times, do not move me to create. In creating I need more than just beauty; I need a story—a good one—and I need to be a character in that story.

And my story unfolds here. Geometry at the service of man! Give me two spheres and a straight line and I will show you how far I can take them. Voltaire himself might have invented the bicycle, since it contributes so much to man's welfare and nothing at all to his bane. Beneficial to the health, it emits no harmful fumes and emits only the most decorous speeds. How can a bicycle ever be an implement of harm? To keep your balance you have to keep moving. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead.

I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun. Perhaps people like the world they can see from a bike, or the air they breathe when they're out on a bike. Or they like the bicycle's simplicity and the precision with which it is made.

Or because they like the feeling of being able to hurtle through air one minute, and saunter through a park the next, without leaving behind clouds of choking exhaust, without leaving behind so much as a footstep. Leete "Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own.

Helle, Jr. Plauger "I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?

Anthony "Sir, what you had there A statesman is a dead politician. Lord knows we need more statesmen! Nice house. Worf Guinan: "It's an Earth drink. Prune juice. His eyes open! I'm a peaceful man at heart, but I'm sick and tired of all these hits. I hit Krako, Krako hits Teppo, Teppo hits me. There's too many bosses! We can't get anything done. I was thinking--if there was just one--maybe somebody like you as the top boss--then we could get things done! Since before your sun burned hot in space, and before your race was born, I have awaited Metaphors go over his head.

Drax the Destroyer: Nothing goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast. I would chatch it. Your politics bore me. Your demeanor is that of a pouty child. And apparently, you alienated my favorite daughter, Gamora. I shall honor our agreement, Kree, if you bring me the Orb. But return to me again empty handed And I will bathe the starways in your blood. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it. One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an 'artless art' growing out of the Unconscious.

They go straight for the throat! Rollo Lee: Now this new plack of yours, Lauderbee, says that they are the piranha of the dessert. Is that right? Lauderbee: They can strip a human carcass in 3 minutes, sir. Rollo Lee: My encyclopedia says they are easily tamed and are often kepts as pets. Lauderbee: Noooo, you've not been attacked by one, sir. Rollo Lee: Nobody's been attacked by one I'm certainly not, and I'm sick and tired of being told that I am!

At this time a friend shall lose his friends's hammer and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before I think it was "Blessed are the cheesemakers". Woman: "What's so special about the cheesemakers? Man 2: "Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturer of dairy products.

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see Are moving at a million miles a day In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour, Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'. Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.

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