"I didn’t want to be Doctor Who in a Doctor Who I didn’t like. I had to be convinced the show was going in a direction I was interested in. I had to think carefully about the level of visibility. My life was blessed, but as soon as this happened I had paparazzi outside my house. People spoke to me before and recognised me, but nothing like this. I had to decide if I was ready to live with that, because once that genie is out of the bottle, it doesn’t go back in. I thought, ‘You’ve loved this since you were a kid, how can you not be Doctor Who?’"
"There’ll be no flirting, that’s for sure. It’s not what this Doctor’s concerned with. It’s quite a fun relationship, but no. I did call and say, ‘I want no Papa-Nicole moments.’ I think there was a bit of tension with that at first, but I was absolutely adamant."
Peter Capaldi, on the more-visible age difference between his Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman’s Clara. Sunday Telegraph Interview
Peter, let me (platonically or not) love you, love you, love you for this.
You have my undying gratitude, sir.
"There was a moment as they looked at each other. The Doctor spread his hands as if he was about to embrace [the Brigadier] or some other such nonsense. So the Brigadier straightened his back. ‘Ah, Doctor,’ he said. ‘There you are at last. Spot of bother with these Faerie chappies. Good of you to help us out.’ The Doctor stared at him in utter astonishment. Then he leapt forward and hugged the Brigadier anyway, laughing as he spun him round and round. ‘Stop,’ muttered the Brigadier, trying not to be hugged. ‘Stop it at once, Doctor. The men are watching.’"
The Shadows of Avalon by Paul Cornell (via youre-standing-on-my-scarf)
"Spot of bother with these Faerie chappies" is the Briggiest Brigism I’ve heard in a while.