“He’s like fire, and ice, and rage; he’s like the night, and the storm at the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns and the center of time, and he can see the turn of the universe. And… he’s wonderful.”-Tim Latimer; Doctor Who, Series 3 Ep. 10- Family of Blood
She loves him so much, but she loves him like a wife - she knows all his foibles, but she’s still passionate about him - and he obviously adores her, and you sort of don’t know what happens when they’re alone.
— Steven Moffat about River Song and the Doctor in The Brilliant Book 2012 (via thousandmilestogo)
Winston: Why would you do this? Of all the things you’ve told me, this I find hardest to believe. Why would you invite your friends to see your death?
The Doctor: I had to die, I didn’t have to die alone. Amy and Rory; the last centurion and the girl who waited. However dark it got I’d turn around and there’d they be. If it’s time to go, remember what you’re leaving, remember the best, my friends have always been the best of me.
Winston: …and the woman you spoke of, she was there?
The Doctor: Yes, she was there. River Song came twice.
I can’t save you from this; there’s nothing I can do to stop this. I stole your childhood and now I’ve lead you by the hand to your death. But the worst thing is I knew. I knew this would happen, this is what always happens. Forget your faith in me. I took you with me because I was vain. Because I wanted to be adored. Look at you. Glorious Pond. The Girl Who Waited for me. I’m not a hero. I really am just a mad man in a box. And it’s time we saw each other as we really are. Amy Williams. It’s time to stop waiting.