I’ve spent enough time with the doctor to know that whenever you enter somewhere new, press buttons.
Excerpt from the episode “Vincent and the Doctor” (S05E10) – Doctor Who.
The Doctor: In a hundred words, where do you think van Gogh rates in the history of art?
Dr. Black: Big question, but… to me, van Gogh is the finest painter of them all; certainly the most popular great painter of all time; the most beloved; his command of colour the most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world… no one had ever done it before… Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind that strange wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.
All of time and space. Everywhere and anywhere. Every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?
I don’t care that you got old, I care that we didn’t grow old together.
We’re so lucky we’re still alive to see this beautiful world. · Everywhere we look, complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes. · Being alive. Best thing there is. Being alive right now is all that counts.