Grey's Anatomy Premiere Quotes: "Good Mourning / Goodbye"

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Below is a sampling of some of the best Grey's Anatomy quotes from last night's two-hour premiere. We've divided them into two parts, for each hour of the premiere.

Follow the link above for the full list of quotes from "Good Mourning," "Goodbye," and, if you've never been to our site, every episode in the show's six-season history.

Now here are some of the Grey's Anatomy quotes from last night that we liked most. Which was your favorite line? Thanks so much to Maddie O for help with these ...

Bailey: I am an attending. And, I am a single mother. And I lost O'Malley. And um, I just can't. I can't care anymore. Stevens is not my child. O'Malley was not my child. I have to stop treating them... I just have to stop caring so much. 'Cause I can't keep feeling... feeling like this. Not at work. I have to save the feeling for my son, who needs it. I just can't keep giving it away here. I can't. I won't. | permalink
Alex: Dude, are you crying?
Arizona: I have authority issues. Walk away Karev! | permalink
Callie: (crying) My ex husband died, he died. He actually got hit by a bus. George got hit by a bus. And now... now I have to get a new job and I'm never gonna see my friends anymore and Arizona keeps bringing me doughnuts!
Mark: Is this place for sale? It's nice.
Callie: What?
Mark: Oh, nothing. | permalink
Lexie: I was gonna clean out his locker. Give his stuff to his Mom but, I was a bad friend. To George. I was about as good a friend to him as Clara's friends, who keep sending post cards from the trip she'll never get to take. I just... I... I abandoned him completely. I... I... I just moved out and stopped talking to him. Why? Because, because he didn't think I was as hot I thought he was? Because he... he didn't love me back?
Mark: This may be bad timing but I gotta ask. What did that guy have? I mean, he wasn't much to look at. But, you and Steven's and Torres. Tell the truth. Was he... you know... hung?
Lexie: That's...
Mark: I know, I said bad timing.
Lexie: I...
Mark: But seriously, he was kind of a dorky little dude.
Lexie: Stop! Stop talking (laughing). | permalink
Meredith: You're laughing?
Alex: She's laughing.
Izzie: [laughing] George is dead! He's dead! They're about to put him in the ground and the priest is doing classic rock lyrics! And that girl, that redhead, is crying harder than his mother and she never even met him!
Cristina: You are far more twisted than I ever realized. | permalink
Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance. | permalink
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Come on! George O'Malley may have been my favourite character in this show, he may have been a warm, kind and brave character, I may have cried every time I watched him demonstrate with the nurses, but he was still a character, made up, really, he was made up by written words, acted out. That does not mean that his death was not tragic, but it means we really should watch the show and consider the acting and the probability of the lines, rather than the appropriateness of them. Mark, the character, never did have much either in common or goodwill towards O'Malley. Lexie, on the other hand, is struggling with grief and guilt. The way he makes her feel slightly better, although slightly, is superb. It is so true to his character, and it is so true to the situation - this is how people deep in grief actually reacts. They do inappropriate things, say inappropriate things, they laugh at bad jokes and they grasp at anything that makes the pain a little less overwhelming. Mark's comments and Lexie's reactions are both completely in character and beautiully acted. Yes, it could be viewed as not very respectfull towards O'Malley, but given the situation and the episode as a whole, it actually is perfect.


Never heard of the play. I'll google it. He's doing it on Broadway or LA? Did you already watch it? Remember back in S3 when Izzie refused to get Mark's coffee and finally did it but out of lack of respect? He later got her into the OR (despite Bailey) because Izzie put a stop on it. That's what I meant in not taking the crap. As for the 'bullying', you have no idea how many times I was bullied in school (thank God for college), until one day I realized that it was because I didn't do anything about it. One day I did, and surprisingly it stopped. The student had a bad record and was expelled. Got the 'ice' treatment for a while but didn't really care because I was finally at peace. It was the same in my job (that unfortunately is service related so I can't be in a bad mood AT ALL) and even worse, it was my boss treating me like ignorant (sorry, I just really dislike her). I also put a stop to it and thankfully she ignored me for a period and got props from my co-workers by standing up. Ironically, in my evaluation, she put me in excellent box, which I found odd. I get that it has to be a personality thing (you must be strong) but it is wrong in doing it but also allowing it. It is why I get so angry for the kids that are bullied because the power of standing up is really huge.


thanks JF and my english isn't very good, maybe I didn't explain it well I hope you enjoy the performance


Love this collection of quotes! If anybody needs to watch the premiere, you can catch it on Fancast.


TR is doing Parade. He is playingLeo Frank, the Jewish man who was falsely accused of raping a 13-year old factory worker at his plant and got lynched for it. It seems TR is freaking amazing in it, which is not surprising since the guy is about one of the most mega-talented person on the planet. He has to sing and dance in the play too. IMO, mean is never sexy. It repulses me. Cruelty and meanness repulse me. That is why I love George. He was so warm and kind and gentle. He was the gentleness and heart of Grey and without him, there seems to be a certain coldness to the show. Oh yeah a few people don't like George, but they are a very small minority from what I have seen going all over the Internet and talking to many many Grey fans outside the Internet. The I love George thing is almost always said. George always took Alex to task for his meanness to him, and even hit him twice, and Alex still continued it, so why would it be different with Mark? And why would he have to lower himself to Mark'.s level, to stoop that low to be respected (George is, or was, better than that). So if someone gets bullied, and you do know bull;ying causes a lot of suicides in high school, then it's the fault of the person for letting themselves be bullied. Is that what you are saying?


I forgo to ask, what play is TR doing?


Hannah, It's the principle itself that is the same: cheating. Obviously Derek and George did it for different reasons, they are not the same person. I personally think that Derek did it out of revenge or starting over but ended up falling in love (stupid brain man). I'm still dubious of George's motives (aside of being drunk) but he still did it. Emotional or physical, an affair is still that. It's not that I don't see the differences but that I see too many similarities. The biggest difference of all was that Derek returned to his marriage out of pure obligation while George did try to be the good guy even though he kept the issue from Callie until much later. I think it's the writer's fault of having the same synchronization of events when it comes to adultery or cheating. A lot of similarities occur. The Rose kiss can't even go into discussion. What Derek said was absolutely true. The time that Derek kissed the plant (bad, bad image), he and Mer weren't together (sorry but being sex buddies isn't having a relationship) and we'll never know if he was going to tell her. Also, how did he blame sleeping with the plant(vomit)on Mer? If anything, it was a wake up call. S4 Derek should visit the shrink. A lot of things he did didn't made sense. His fear of loneliness can be as blind as crazy as stupid. I love the man but seriously. Just a question, aside from the implication of calling her a whore, when else did Derek treated her like one? He tormented her in an emotional way but...just asking because I missed it. Oh, that moment, has been one of the few that I've actually wanted to pull McDreamy's perfect hair. Jerk. That and when he batted the ring. Mystery of the year: How the hell did he found it. I could go on and on on their flaws but most of the posts here already damaged Mark and Derek enough. Oh, I know that Mark and Derek have made a lot more mistakes (and probably worse) than George. But then again, the three men have different personalities and lifestyles. KH can say whatever she wants about George that I don't care. Like I said, everyone has a different reason to like/dislike characters. I'm not denying he was loved, just giving the benefit of the doubt for those who didn't like him the most. Do I think Mark would've done the same thing that George did? I can't say. It's one of those 'you had to be there' situations. I'm pretty impartial when it comes to life/death decisions. Like George, he could've given us the surprise of doing it. I like Alex depending on my mood. It's why I can't completely judge his actions. As well as the Chief. I'm curious about him but he really gets on my nerves sometimes. Mark is mean to those who'll allow it. Neither Mer, Derek, Callie, Cris, even Izzie take it, not necessarily because they're different but because they call on his crap. If George would've, maybe Mark had stop it too. Even maybe Derek or Callie would've defend George for it. I like the nastiness of the whole thing. He is mean but sexy mean. Not the bad guy but...I don't know. There is something really attractive about his personality, to me.


OK I'm sorry, smoker. I honestly thought you were saying George wasn't hot and Mark was, so we should prefer him. I guesss I misunderstood you. I think we should stop fighting about the characetrs because we will never agree. Did you see the photos of TR on Parade? Wow he looks so different. It's so cool! He seems to be enjoying himself. I have tickets for October so I can't wait to go see it.


sorry for my english ok, I'm speachless with this I like to said something, please, don't let to insult alex
and yes I said horrible things about george and after that I apoligize with his fans because I was mean, but that's my opinion and I don't like george, alex and Izzie and I don't like mark more than george only for the hot thing, yes I think mark is hotter, but george isn't an ugly guy, come on! there are some ugly character in this show?? but nurse olivia and her syphilis and erica isn't a miss neither but everybody else... I love jean reno and god knows he isn't near to be hot, ok, he's for me, and I love his acting work I like the entertaiment and I enjoy a lot with cristina and mark however I dislike a lot alex for so many reason, but I not saying anything now, I'll keep some venom for another day


Funny because I was reading a book and someone was saying this guy was a great guy because he could make funny jokes and make people laugh without having to put anyone down to do it. It made me think of George. George was always so funny yet he never put down anyone to do it. Mark always has to put someone down to do it, and to me someone who bashes someone for laughetr, especially a dead person, is a loser and not a good person. Mark is cruel many many times. George never was. So yes it does make him a better person. I would argue George had the nost passion out of all of them because it was more difficult for him out of all of them. This is the guy who worked hours and hours to save a cat because he wanted to save a life, animal or otherwise. This is the guy who had to work hard to even make it into the program. Like you said, Mer was Ellis's daughter and Cristina was naturally good, and Alex, didn't he make up something to get in? But for George, he had to fight tooth and nail to make it into this program, then tooth and nails to be respected as a doctor, then tooth and nail to become a resident after he failed that test. So yes it took a heck of a lot of passion, determination, courage and love for what he did. He loved being a doctor and saving lives so much, he joined the army to save even more lives. And in that letter that was put about George on his official bio, the person clearly wrote that he thought George would probably be the best doctor out there because he cared so much and had so much love for the profession. The letters Lexie read. She said they wrote they though the others were good, but that he was amazing and exceptional, so yes it does imply better. Owen thought he was going to be the next big thing. Burke thought George would be an amazing doctor after the heart surgery he did too. Alex told him he was awesome under pressure, and George said he was just doing his job. He was mdoest to boot. Izzie mentioned him logging mroe hours than anyone in the lab and books. That is again passion and strength, not just as a eprson but as a doctor. Derek might have let Mer choose after but in the beginning, he treated her like a whore. Then later, when he slept with Rose, he blamed it all on Meredith again. George blamed himself, nto Callie, for their problems, even though she had her part of the blame too. And George did it once. Derek dogged both aDDISON AND mEREDITH twice. George had a drunken one-night-stand with a woman he was in love with, a woman he loved till the day he died, a woman he let go to someone he hated (again strength). Derejk had full-fledged affair two times while totally sober, then had the Rose thing while he was with Meredith (he kissed ehr when he was with Mer). Listen, I do like Derek most of the time. He was nice with George and is amazingly kind to his patients and I am a big MerDer fan, but you can't compare. Mark has a good side with Callie. I like that side of him, but most of the time, he is just mean. He is mean to his interns and he is mean to people he sees as different. Meanness is a turn off for me. Every character has their fans, but George seems to be the only one that has fans in every single fanbase, even the Alex and izzie and Alex fans seem to love him. Katherine Heigl and others (including an interviewer) from ET called George the most loved character on the show,. and the George haters are very very few. Even if you don't agree he is the most loved, he was definitely one of the most loved and the one most people related to. You are not wrong for liking Mark and Derek. I like Derek, LOL. You just seem to be sugarcoating their mistakes quite a bit, a lot more than George fans do his very rare mistakes. And you have to admit, Mark has made a whole lot more mistakes than George ever has. And do you think Mark would die to save a stranger? Never. Didnt the others all say they wouldn't have done it when they did't know it was George?

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