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Best Steven Moffat Quotes 2021

Steven Moffat is a Scottish television writer and producer.

He is popularly known for his works like ‘Doctor Who'(2005), ‘Sherlock'(2010), and ‘The Adventures Of Tintin'(2011).

At a young age, Steven Moffat was a part of the student television station at the University of Glasgow. Like his father, Moffat began his career as a teacher. Later, he wrote numerous television series like ‘Press Gang’, ‘Joking Apart’, ‘Chalk’ and ‘Coupling’ all of which were inspired by real-life instances. Renowned for his genre-defying works, Steven Moffat won many awards, especially for his work in the ‘Doctor Who’ series.

Steven Moffat’s Best ‘Doctor Who’ Quotes

Steven Moffat Quotes, Doctor Who quotes.

Originally written in 1963 and revived as a television series in 2005, ‘Doctor Who’ is a science fiction series about a time-traveling extraterrestrial being and his adventures in space and time. Here are some Steven Moffat quotes from ‘Doctor Who’

1. “The Doctor: You know when grown-ups tell you everything’s going to be fine, but you really think they’re lying to make you feel better?

Amelia: Yeah…

The Doctor: Everything’s going to be fine.”

– ‘Dr. Who’.

2. “You should always waste time when you don’t have any. Time is not the boss of you. Rule 408.”

-Steven Moffat, ‘Dr. Who’.

3.“You don’t want to take over the universe. You wouldn’t know what to do with it beyond shout at it.”

-Steven Moffat, ‘Dr. Who’.

4.”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.”

-Steven Moffat, ‘Dr. Who’.

5. “Good men don’t need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.”

– The Doctor, ‘Dr. Who’.

6.”Don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink.”

-The Doctor, ‘Dr. Who’.

7.”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.”

-Steven Moffat, ‘Dr. Who’.

8. “I don’t know. I can’t tell the future I just work there.”

-Steven Moffat, ‘Dr. Who’.

9. “Never knowingly be serious. Rule 27.”

-Steven Moffat, ‘Dr. Who’.

10.“One may tolerate a world of demons, for the sake of an angel.”

-Steven Moffat, ‘Dr. Who’.

Steven Moffat Quotes About Writing And Television

Steven Moffat quotes as a television writer.

As a writer, Steven Moffat enjoys talking about his opinions on television and writing. Here are some interesting Steven Moffat quotes.

11.”You’ll go out of business if you think people are stupid.”

-Steven Moffat.

12.”The difference between a beautifully made failure and a beautifully made hit is who you’ve got playing the leads.”

-Steven Moffat.

13.”Like most writers, I write about what has happened to me as that involves the minimum amount of research.”

-Steven Moffat.

14.”I don’t want to think that the stories are finite; I want to feel that they can go on forever.”

-Steven Moffat.

15.”What would be the point of having this job if I didn’t get to make up some of the maddest possible scenes I’ve ever had in my head since I was a kid?”

-Steven Moffat.

16.“It’s a TV show. Only the emotional damage is real.”

-Steven Moffat.

17.“Witty and mean is easy, but fond and funny is hard.”

-Steven Moffat.

18.“The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.”

-Steven Moffat.

‘Sherlock’ Quotes By Steven Moffat

Steven as a writer is very particular about every element of his work, especially character development. Here are some famous Steven Moffat quotes from the television series ‘Sherlock’, and his view on the characters.

19.“Bravery is by far the kindest word for stupidity, don’t you think?”

-Mycroft Holmes, ‘Sherlock’ Season One, ‘A Study In Pink.’

20.”I’m not a psychopath, Anderson, I’m a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research.”

-Sherlock Holmes, ‘Sherlock’ Season One, ‘A Study In Pink.’

21.”Sherlock Holmes can be wise and funny. He wasn’t, at the beginning. But later on, he’s got a bantering relationship with loads of people. He’s got a wisdom that he didn’t have in the early stage.

-Steven Moffat.

22. “I think people fall in love, not with Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson, but with their friendship. I think it is the most famous friendship in fiction, without a doubt.”

-Steven Moffat.

Inspirational Steven Moffat Quotes

Words of inspiration sometimes strike the right cord with whatever the reader may be going through in their life and give them insight into how they should live or grow. This is how people get inspired by quotes. Here are some Steven Moffat quotes which will really leave you inspired.

23.”Though the man above might say hello, expect no love from the beast below”

-Steven Moffat.

24.“What’s the point in two hearts if you can’t be a bit forgiving now and then?”

-Steven Moffat.

25.”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.”

-Steven Moffat.

26. “If you don’t expect to like someone and then you do, that’s an incredibly exciting moment.”

-Steven Moffat.

27.“I’d forgotten not all victories are about saving the universe.”

-Steven Moffat.

28.”Madness is just what a genius looks like to a tiny mind.”

-Steven Moffat.

29. “This is it. The darkest day. The blackest hour. Chin up, shoulders back. Let’s see what we’re made of, you and I.”

-Steven Moffat.

30.“Where there’s tears, there’s hope.”

-Steven Moffat.

31.”Everything ends and it’s always sad, but everything begins again, too. And that’s always happy. Be happy.”

-Steven Moffat.

32.”You begin your life, and it begins a journey towards you. It moves slowly, but it never stops.”

-Steven

Moffat.

33.”Nobody remembers being born and nobody remembers dying.”

-Steven Moffat.

34.“The day you lose someone isn’t the worst -at least you’ve got something to do- it’s all the days they stay dead.”

-Steven Moffat.

35.“There’s something that doesn’t make sense. Let’s go and poke it with a stick.”

-Steven Moffat.

36.“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!”

-Steven Moffat.

37.”Demons run when a good man goes to war.”

-Steven Moffat.

“The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.”

“Bravery is by far the kindest word for stupidity.”

“Trust the hairs on the back of your neck. I’m the reason you have them.”

“Taking your own life. Interesting expression – taking it from who? Once it’s over, it’s not you who’ll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to everybody else. Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.”

“Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”

“Amy Pond, there’s something you’d better understand about me ‘cause it’s important, and one day your life may depend on it: I am definitely a mad man with a box!”

“What’s the point in two hearts if you can’t be a bit forgiving now and then?”

“I’ve been around since the 15th century. Things change, you get used to it.”

“The problems of your past are your business. The problems of your future are my privilege.”

“You see, I’m not so bad after all.”

“Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!”

“Only in blood do we find truth.”

“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.”

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”

“Always take a banana to a party, Rose: bananas are good!”

“Aren’t you even a little scared of me?”

“Blood is lives. Blood is testimonies.”

“I’m a gourmet, not a glutton”

“Brainy is the new sexy.”

“You can tell a good Chinese by the bottom third of the door handle.”

“There is a mute button and I will use it.”

“Stress can ruin everyday of your life, dying can only ruin one.”

 Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock, Sherlock Season 4: The Lying Detective
Steven Moffat Quotes
I know this is going to sound very self-serving, and I apologize for it, but if you can write comedy, you can pretty much write anything, because it’s the hardest. It’s the most technically demanding, the most precisely evaluated form of writing. People know if it works or not. There’s a big button marked ‘fail,’ and that’s when nobody laughs. Steven Moffat
When writing comedy, you have to have the confidence to believe that there is only one type of relationship in the world, and we are all having it, that all men behave in the same way and so do all women. Steven Moffat
I don’t think, generally speaking, people become writers because they were the really good, really cool, attractive kid in class. I’ll be honest. This is our revenge for people who were much better looking and more popular than us. I was a bit like that, I suppose. Steven Moffat
I can say with pride verging on smugness that I’ve got two very successful shows that assume their audience is very smart. Steven Moffat To me, a ‘brand’ sounds evil. Steven Moffat

My problem is that the audience is more fiction-literate than ever. In Shakespeare’s day, you probably expected to see a play once or twice in your life; today you experience four or five different kinds of fiction every day. So staying ahead of the audience is impossible. Steven Moffat
I was called a misogynist because I was reducing women to mothers. ‘Reducing women to mothers’ – now there is possibly the most anti-women statement I’ve heard. Steven Moffat I always tend to favor the newer idea. Steven Moffat
The difference between a beautifully made failure and a beautifully made hit is who you’ve got playing the leads. Steven Moffat I’m a geek. Steven Moffat
The trouble with a series as it gets older is it can feel like a tradition, and tradition is the enemy of suspense, and it’s the enemy of comedy. It’s the enemy of everything, really. So you have to shake it up. Steven Moffat
If you don’t expect to like someone and then you do, that’s an incredibly exciting moment. Steven Moffat

I never go online. The Internet stuff is bonkers. You must not look at it. Steven Moffat
I absolutely love television, and I don’t mean to be vulgar, but as I keep having to explain to people from the movie industry, I get more power and more money doing television, so why on earth would I do a film? Steven Moffat
I think training in comedy, as it were, a history writing comedy, is a powerful tool for anyone. Steven Moffat
I think of myself as a writer with a sense of humour rather than a comedy writer. Happy to tell a story with lots of jokes in it – I wouldn’t know how to do jokes without the story. Steven Moffat
The way you get your script to the right people is that you put it in an envelope. It’s easy. The difficult bit is writing something that is so good people will take a punt on a brand new writer. Steven Moffat

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