Steven Moffat is a renowned Scottish writer and TV producer who is best known for his book Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor. He has also produced two popular BBC TV series: Doctor Who and Sherlock. His work exhibits great wisdom and an unwavering desire for a perfect and orderly universe.
He carefully selects words that speak to our innermost feelings, allowing us to understand life and the universe better. In this article, I have listed 22 Steven Moffat quotes that will inspire you to make your life more meaningful.
22 Steven Moffat Quotes That Will Give Meaning to Your Existence
Steven Moffat Quotes to Motivate you to Change Your Outlook on Life
#1. “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint—it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”
#2. “When you run with the Doctor, it feels like it’ll never end. But however hard you try you can’t run forever. Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever for one moment, accepts it. Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair, and the Doctor comes to call… everybody lives.”
#3. “The universe is big, its vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles. And that’s the theory. Nine hundred years, never seen one yet, but this would do me.”
#4. “You don’t want to take over the universe. You wouldn’t know what to do with it beyond shout at it.”
#5. “Though the man above might say hello, expect no love from the beast below.”
#6. “I’d forgotten not all victories are about saving the universe.”
#7. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and… bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.”
#8. “It’s hard to talk about the importance of an imaginary hero. But heroes are important: Heroes tell us something about ourselves. History tells us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now; but heroes tell us who we want to be.”
#9. “Everything ends and it’s always sad, but everything begins again, too. And that’s always happy. Be happy.”
#10. “As you come into this world, something else is also born. You begin your life, and it begins a journey towards you. It moves slowly, but it never stops. Wherever you go, whatever path you take, it will follow—never faster, never slower, always coming. You will run; it will walk. You will rest; it will not. One day, you will linger in the same place too long; you will sit too still or sleep too deep. And when, too late, you rise to go, you will notice a second shadow next to yours. Your life will then be over.”
Steven Moffat Quotes to Inspire You to Be Persistent and Daring
#11. “One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.”
#12. “There’s something that doesn’t make sense. Let’s go and poke it with a stick.”
#13. “All lives end. All hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage.”
#14. “You should always waste time when you don’t have any. Time is not the boss of you. Rule 408.”
#15. “You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what’s right, even when everyone else just runs away.”
#16. “It’s a funny thing about stories. It doesn’t feel like you make them up, more like you find them. You type and type and you know you haven’t got it yet, because somewhere out there, there’s that perfect thing—the unexpected ending that was always going to happen. That place you’ve always been heading for, but never expected to go.”
#17. “We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s OK, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.”
#18. “You’re guaranteed to be lucky several times in your life—it’s what you do with it. Young writers spend all their time worrying, in a way that David Gerrold did not and I did not. How do they get to meet the right people? How do they get to the right parties? If only someone would read my script… Forget all that. All these things are easy and will happen. The way you get your script to the right people is that you put it in an envelope. It’s fucking easy. The difficult bit is writing something that is so good people will take a punt on a brand new writer. That’s it—you have to write an absolutely terrific script.”
#19. “You have to take your own bold approach, and if you do you will be rewarded with success. Or calamitous failure. That can happen too.”
Steven Moffat Quotes to Help You Overcome Fear
#20. “Never run when you’re scared. Rule 7.”
#21. “There are two events in everybody’s life that nobody remembers. Two moments experienced by every living thing. Yet no one remembers anything about them. Nobody remembers being born and nobody remembers dying. Is that why we always stare into the eye sockets of a skull? Because we’re asking, ‘What was it like?’ ‘Does it hurt?’ ‘Are you still scared?’”
#22. “Fear is only a disadvantage if you want to attack—it’s brilliant if all you want to do is run away.”
Sometimes people and situations throw us off balance, leaving us confused and feeling like there is no reason to continue living. Everything seems to have hit a dead-end where nothing is important anymore.
But with these Steven Moffat quotes, you will have a better understanding of life and find the will to continue living your life to the fullest. His creations are all full of wisdom and acumen that continue to inspire people around the world.
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