The following timeless quote is taken from the episode The Name of the Doctor. It is the final episode before the 50th Anniversary special.
Doctor Who Timeless Quote #13
River: Doctor, please listen to me. At least hear me.
The Doctor: Go to the TARDIS. The Fast Return Protocol should be on. She’ll take you home and shut herself down.
River: There has to be another way. Use the TARDIS. Use something! Save her, yes, but for God’s sake, be sensible!
How are you even doing that? I’m not really here.
The Doctor: You’re always here to me. And I always listen. And I can always see you.
River: Then why didn’t you speak to me?
The Doctor: Because I thought it would hurt too much.
River: I believe I could have coped.
The Doctor: No, I thought it would hurt me. And I was right. (The Doctor kisses River.)
Since no one in this room can see you, God knows how that looked. There is a time to live and a time to sleep. You are an echo, River, like Clara, like all of us in the end. My fault, I know. But you should have faded by now.
River: It’s hard to leave when you haven’t said goodbye.
The Doctor: Then tell me, because I don’t know – how do I say it?
River: There’s only one way I’d accept. If you ever loved me, say it like you’re going to come back.
The Doctor: Well then. See you around, Professor River Song.
River: Till the next time, Doctor.
The Doctor: Don’t wait up.
River: Oh, and there’s one more thing.
The Doctor: Isn’t there always?
River: I was mentally linked with Clara. If she’s really dead, then how can I still be here?
The Doctor: Okay. How?
River: Spoilers! Goodbye, sweetie.
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