Dr. Meredith Grey: I guess we’re adults. The question is, when did that happen, and how do we make it stop?
Alex: Does it hurt?
Alex: Where does it hurt?
Alex: Maybe it hurts for a reason.
Dr. Cristina Yang: It’s like candy, but with blood. Which is so much better!
Mistakes are painful, but they’re the only way to find out who you really are.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Did you let me scrub in for this operation because I slept with you?
Dr. Derek Shepherd: Yes. (pause) Just kidding.
Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing, sometimes you have to make a big mistake to make things right.
Dr. Cristina Yang: I get angry when I go without sleep.
Dr. Montgomery-Sheppard: That is rude and unkind… and completely true.
Katie Bryce: My head is full.
Dr. Meredith Grey: It’s called thinking. Go with it.
No man defines who you are.
Denny Duquette: I’ve been lying in this bed for close to a year, and I’ve had a lot of time to look back on my life. And the things that I remember best – those are the things I wasn’t supposed to do and I did them anyway. The thing is, life is too damn short to be following these rules.
Merideth: McSteamy! Whoo hoo!
Mark: So is that what you’re calling me now, McSteamy?
Merideth: Yeah, but I don’t think you’re supposed to know that.
Mark: So, how’s my favorite dirty mistress?
Merideth: Haven’t you heard? Now I’m an adulteress whore.
Dr. Meredith Grey: How do you know when how much is too much? Too much too soon. Too much information. Too much fun. Too much love. Too much to ask… And when is it all just too much to bear?
I’ve heard that it’s possible to grow up – I’ve just never met anyone who’s actually done it. Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves. We throw tantrums when things don’t go our way, we whisper secrets with our best friends in the dark, we look for comfort where we can find it, and we hope .. against all logic, against all experience. Like children, we never give up hope.
Dr. Alex Karev: For a kiss to be really good, you want it to mean something. You want it to be with someone you can’t get out of your head, so that when your lips finally touch you feel it everywhere. A kiss so hot and so deep you never want to come up for air. You can’t cheat your first kiss. Trust me, you don’t want to. Cause when you find that right person for a first kiss, it’s everything.
Dr. George O’Malley: I will never leave you. I will never hurt you. And I will never stop loving you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: At the end of the day, there are some things you just can’t help but talk about. Some things we just don’t want to hear, and some things we say because we can’t be silent any longer. Some things are more than what you say, they’re what you do. Some things you say cause there’s no other choice. Some things you keep to yourself. And not too often, but every now and then, some things simply speak for themselves.
Dr. Christina Yang: I can’t straddle another ego right now, I’m already doing the splits.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Okay here it is. Your choice. It’ s simple. Her or me. And I’m sure she’ s really great. But Derek, I love you, in a really, really big – pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window – unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you. So pick me. Choose me. Love me.
Meredith: If there’s an upside to free falling, it’s the chance you give your friends to catch you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: The key to surviving a surgical internship is denial. We deny that we’re tired, we deny that we’re scared, we deny how badly we want to succeed. And most importantly, we deny that we’re in denial. We only see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe, and it works. We lie to ourselves so much that after a while the lies start to seem like the truth. We deny so much that we can’t recognize the truth right in front of our faces.
Dr. George O’Malley: Modest looks weird on you.
Dr. Meredith Grey: Pain, you just have to ride it out, hope it goes away on its own, hope the wound that caused it heals. There are no solutions, no easy answers, you just breath deep and wait for it to subside. Most of the time pain can be managed but sometimes the pain gets you where you least expect it. Hits way below the belt and doesn’t let up. Pain, you just have to fight through, because the truth is you can’t outrun it and life always makes more.
See, once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you. And once in a while, people may even take your breath away.
Dr. Meredith Grey: I want facts and until I get them my pants are staying on.