Alex Karev Quotes
Swinder: The test impaired your memory to such a degree that I have to strongly recommend that you don't have the surgery.
Derek: Izzie, the test was the worst case scenario. The result has nothing to do with the surgery.
Swinder: We don't know that.
Derek: But what I do know is that not operating is every bit as risky as the surgery itself. If not more. But, it's up to you.
Izzie: What do you think?
Alex: I think he's talking to you, not me.
Derek: I'll leave you two alone to discuss this.
Alex: Ah, I'll come with you. I have a couple of questions.
Izzie: Wait, Alex.
Alex: Think about what you want to do for a second, ok? I'll be right back.
(everyone but Mer leaves the room. Mer closes the door)
Meredith: You are not having the surgery!
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Izzie: If Derek cuts the tumor out I could lose my memory, and if he doesn't I can die. I don't know what to do. Alex, tell me what to do.
Alex: Iz, I can't tell you what to do.
Izzie: Of course you can, you're my husband. That's what husbands do, they stomp around telling their wives what to do. It's your job.
Alex: My job is to support whatever you wanna do.
Izzie: I don't know what I wanna do. That's why I'm asking you. Ok, I have an idea. Let's put it to a vote. All in favor of the surgery.
Meredith: No. We're not voting. No ones... no ones voting.
Cristina: I'm opposed... to voting.
Izzie: Just decide for me. Please?
Alex: You don't have to know right now. Think about it.
Izzie: I don't have time.
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Allison: Can you turn him around so we can see the butt?
Izzie: Yes. Alex?
Alex: Ha, what, are you kidding me?
Izzie: (looks away) Oh! Big trauma just came in! (Alex turns around giving everyone a view of his butt)
Allison: That's quality booty.
Allison: Congratulations Izzie!
Izzie: Thank you.
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Alex: Are you sure you're okay to be up and around?
Izzie: Yes. I have good days and bad days. Plus, I don't wanna spend out entire honeymoon in a hospital bed.
Alex: This is not our honeymoon.
Izzie: It totally is. Come on, I want you to meet my friends.
Alex: I know all your friends.
Izzie: You know all my doctor friends. I'm a patient now, you're gonna meet my patient friends, and they're gonna love my new husband.
Alex: Don't make it a big deal.
Izzie: I'm not gonna make it a big deal. (Walks into room) I'M A BRIDE!
Alex: Izz, come on. I'm getting her a real one.
Izzie: I love this one. (shows plastic ring) And, that makes it a real one.
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Izzie: You never know the biggest day of your life is the biggest day. Not until it's happening. You don't recognize the biggest day of your life, not until you're right in the middle of it. The day you commit to something or someone. The day you get your heart broken. The day you meet your soul mate. The day you realize there's not enough time, because you wanna live forever. Those are the biggest days. The perfect days. You know?
Denny: I bet you ... you made a beautiful bride.
Izzie: It was a beautiful day.
Alex: You put the scarf on. I told you, you don't need it. You look gorgeous without it.
Denny: He's right.
Izzie: Go away now. Go away, I wanna be alone with my husband.
Alex: (Takes off her scarf, and kisses her forehead) My wife is hot!
(Izzie giggles and smiles)
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Alex: Come on. (takes out her hair piece, and some hair comes with it. Izzie touches and pulls more out) Hey, hey, it's okay. It's just hair, you don't need it.
Izzie: It's just gonna keep falling out.
Alex: We'll shave it off. I bet you'd look good bald anyway. Ok? (Izzie starts crying) Hey, stop. You're beautiful. (Alex kisses her)
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Minister: Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today to celebrate the wedding of Alexander Michael Karev and Isobel Katherine Stevens. This is a sacred right. An ancient right. As Isobel and Alex prepare to join their lives, it is important to understand that everyone present has played a part in shaping their lives. And, will continue to play a vital role in their continuing future. And thus, we are here not only to witness their vows to each other, but to bestow upon them our blessing. And, now the couple will read their vows.
Izzie: Oh, we didn't write anything.
Alex: No, wait. I have something I wanna say. Today's the day my life begins. All my life I've been just me. Just a smart mouth kid. Today I become a man. Today I become a husband. Today I become accountable to someone other than myself. Today I become accountable to you. To our future. To all the possibilities that a marriage has to offer. Together, no matter what happens, I'll be ready. For anything. For everything. To take on life, to take on love. To take on possibility and responsibility. Today Izzie Stevens, our life together begins. And I for one can't wait.
Izzie: I love you. (kisses him)
Minister: Ahem, not yet!
Alex: Hurry up!
Minister: By the power vested in me, by god and the state of Washington, I now pronounce you husband and wife.
(Izzie and Alex kiss)
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Izzie: My shoes are, ah, in the closet there. Bailey?
Bailey: Um, shoes, right.
Izzie: You're supposed to be helping me get ready. I can still go right? I mean, the tumors not going anywhere. So...
Bailey: Yeah... you can go.
Izzie: Ok, well... we don't wanna be late. Bailey!
Bailey: Ah, Oh, here she comes.
Izzie: Mer! You're supposed to be at the church.
Meredith: I'm going. i just came to say this isn't my dress.
Izzie: Of course it's your dress. It's perfect. What are you talking about?
Meredith: No, this dress is not for me.
Izzie: I don't... what? Oh god! i knew you were gonna freak out before the wedding. Mer, Derek loves you. Marriage is good. Tell her it's good.
Bailey: No, she's saying it's not her wedding dress.
Alex: She's right. The dress, it isn't for Meredith.
(Mer smiles and looks between Alex and Izzie)
Izzie: (Smiles in disbelief)
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Alex: Bailey says Shepherd found another tumor, in Izzie's brain. Did you hear?
Meredith: I heard.
Alex: I just...
Alex: He doesn't think he's gonna get it out this time. I think... (crying) I think she's gonna die on me. I think she's really gonna die. Ugh! What are you doing here? Aren't you supposed to be getting ready for a wedding?
Meredith: Well, that's what I came to talk to you about.
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Becca: How are my friends doing? Just tell me. I can take it. I mean, I can't... but I can. Did someone else die?
Alex: Why don't you tell me your speech? Your graduation speech.
Becca: I can take it.
Alex: Becca, just... just give me your speech. You worked hard on it. So, you should do it. Right now. Come on.
Becca: Today's the day my life begins. Today I become a citizen of the world. Today I become a grown up. Today I become accountable to someone other than myself and my parents. Accountable for more than my grades. Today, I become accountable to the world. To the future. To all the possibilities that life has to offer. Starting today, my job is to show up wide eyed and willing and ready. For what, I don't know. For anything. For everything. To take on life. To take on love. To take on the responsibility and possibility. Today, my friends, our lives begin. And, I for one can't wait.
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Becca: I'm sorry I'm crying more than usual. You said I'm in shock. Is that it?
Alex: Yeah, it's also the morphine.
Becca: I should have slept with David. I thought about it, but he was sweet and funny, and I would have fallen in love with him. And, I didn't want a relationship until after school. I don't like to do things half way. I was gonna do school and then I was gonna do life. And now, now David's dead. David's dead.
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George: How's Izzie?
George: Is her BP stable? If she's hypotensive she really shouldn't go to the wedding.
Alex: You let me worry about Izzie.
George: Alright. Do you have anything for us?
Alex: Anything good?
Callie: Nope. It's slow.
Alex: You don't say it's a slow day in the pit.
George: You never say it's slow! You just jinxed us.
Callie: It's a day, and it's slow.
Alex: Well, when that phone starts ringing with trauma's, you're gonna wish you hadn't said that.
Callie: (laughing) The phones not gonna ring, it's a slow day. (The phone rings) Go for seattle grace emergency.
George: I'll get the trauma gowns.
Callie: CRAP! CRAP CRAP! Incoming!
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Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."Meredith (closing voiceover)
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When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.Meredith
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