“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
I met a guy at the petrol station this morning. Dark haired, Mediterranean heritage, wiry body. He jittered constantly, as those on large doses of speed do; his hands, eyes, legs and speech all falling over each other for attention.
He was standing in front of me in the queue to pay, quibbling over the cost of cigarettes and repeatedly asking about newspapers.
“How much are the cigarettes?… 25 dollars? But I’ve only got 23!… I’ll give you 23 for the cigarettes and the newspaper. Although I need two newspapers don’t I? What if I miss some news?… What?… No! I said I’d give you 23! I don’t have 29, I only have 23!… But I need them… Nonononononono, I need them.”
With four people behind me and the guy becoming increasingly agitated, I lean forwards and offer…
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If there is an aspect of Doctor Who that is beyond reproach, it is surely The Sarah Jane Adventures, for the simple reason that there is absolutely no way to begrudge Lis Sladen a late career renaissance without feeling like one might be a slightly nicer person if one just started punching babies in the face.
Philip Sandifer, TARDIS Eruditorum on “Invasion of the Bane” (via trying-to-resonate-concrete)
She adored me. She found me funny. I loved her. She used to say, ‘Listen to Tom. Tom will know how to do this,’ which filled me with confidence – because, underneath that sweetness, Lis is deadly precise. But she didn’t stay long. She got out while the going was good.
Tom Baker about Elisabeth Sladen. DWM 429 (via onna4)
I had to face my fears Sarah, and that’s more important than just going on living
The Third Doctors last words (via classicwhowhat)
Eldrad must Live!
Sarah Jane____Hand of Fear (via wrestlergirl21)
When I was your age, I used to think “Oh, when I’m grown up, I’ll know what I want, I’ll be sorted.” But you never really know what you want. You never feel grown up, not really. You never sort it all out… so I thought, I could handle life on my own. But after today… I don’t want to!
Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures (via mossepajamas)
Pain and loss; They define us as much as happiness or love.
Probably my favourite line from modern Doctor Who.
Pain and loss; they define us as much as Love, or Happiness, everything has it’s time, and everything ends.
Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith (via wiccanhex)
well if you hadn’t missed your target by 500 yards and 50 years we wouldn’t be in this mess!
Sarah Jane Smith describing Doctor Who in one sentence