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Lazarus (Character)
from "Doctor Who" (2005)

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"Doctor Who: The Lazarus Experiment (#3.6)" (2007)
Professor Richard Lazarus: Ladies and gentlemen, I am Professor Richard Lazarus, and tonight, I'm going to perform a miracle. It is, I believe, the most important advance since Rutherford split the atom, and the biggest leap since Armstrong walked on the moon. Tonight, you will watch and wonder, but tomorrow, you will wake to a world which will be changed forever.

[Lazarus emerges from the machine, now a much younger man than when he stepped in]
Professor Richard Lazarus: Ladies and gentlemen, I am Richard Lazarus. I am seventy-six years old. And I am reborn!

Professor Richard Lazarus: [grasps Tish's hand] That's an interesting perfume. What's it called?
Tish Jones: [disgusted] Soap.

The Doctor: Using hypersonic soundwaves to create a state of resonance... That's inspired.
Professor Richard Lazarus: You understand the theory then.
The Doctor: Enough to know that you couldn't possibly have allowed for all the variables.
Professor Richard Lazarus: No experiment is entirely without risk.
The Doctor: That thing nearly exploded. You might as well have stepped into a blender.

The Doctor: This isn't about improving, this is about you and your customers living a little longer!
Lazarus: Not a little longer, Doctor. A lot longer. Perhaps indefinitely.

Professor Richard Lazarus: I find that nothing's ever exactly like you expect. There's always something to surprise you. Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act...
The Doctor: Falls the shadow.
Professor Richard Lazarus: So the mysterious Doctor knows his T.S. Eliot. I'm impressed
The Doctor: Wouldn't have thought you'd have time for poetry, Lazarus, what with you being so busy defying the laws of nature and everything.
Professor Richard Lazarus: You're right, Doctor. One lifetime's been too short for me to do everything I'd like. How much more I'll get done in two, or three, or four.
The Doctor: It doesn't work like that. Some people live more in twenty years than others do in eighty. It's not the time that matters, it's the person.
Professor Richard Lazarus: But if it's the right person, what a gift that would be.
The Doctor: Or what a curse. Look at what you've done to yourself.
Professor Richard Lazarus: Who are you to judge me?

Lazarus: Why don't you come out and face me?
The Doctor: Have you looked in the mirror lately? Why would I want to face that, hmm?