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.

George: Did you only shave one leg?
Izzie: (starts crying) I know, I'm sorry!!!

MEREDITH: "I don’t what to say to you."
IZZIE: "When Dylan died, when, when the bomb went off, did you feel like..."
IZZIE: "Like you were moving in slow motion?"
MEREDITH: "He was there and then he wasn’t. Like I blinked and he was gone."
IZZIE: "I feel like... I'm moving in slow motion. Like I’m moving in slow motion and everything around me is moving so fast and I just wanna go back... to when things were normal... when I wasn’t poor Izzie laying on the bathroom floor in her prom dress with her... her dead fiancé. But I am, so I can’t. And I’m.. just stuck. And there’s all this pressure cause everyone’s hovering around me waiting for me to do something or say some thing or flip out or yell or cry some more and I’m happy to play my part. I’m happy to say the lines and do what ever it is that I’m supposed to be doing if it will make everyone feel more comfortable... but I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know how to be this person. I don’t know who this person is."

MEREDITH: "Poor Marshall. I mean, one minute you're a surgeon and the next, you destroyed an entire family."
IZZIE: "Last month I fell asleep in a parking lot, on a bench. I literally couldn't even make it to the car."
MEREDITH: "I fell asleep in a restaurant, at a table while I was on a date."
CRISTINA: "I fell asleep during sex."
GEORGE: [enters room, looks at Izzie] "Calli is looking for you... you could have told her you were busy-"
IZZIE: "Oh, please don't talk to me about standards. The girl couldn't even wash her hands!" [laughs]
CRISTINA: [to Meredith] "Don't worry about Bambi. If Burke can forgive me for falling asleep during sex, Bambi can forgive you for crying."
MEREDITH: "But Burke hasn't forgiven you."

GEORGE: "007. They're calling me 007, aren't they?"
MEREDITH: "No one's calling you 007."
GEORGE: "I was on the elevator and Murphy whispered 007."
CRISTINA: "Okay, how many times are we going to go through this, George? Five, ten? Give me a number or else I'm going to hit you."
GEORGE: "Murphy whispered 007 and everyone laughed."
IZZIE: "He wasn't talking about you."
GEORGE: "Are you sure?"
MEREDITH: "Would we lie to you?"
GEORGE: "Yes."

CALLIE: "I get it, I get it, you're crying, you're depressed and I know we all deal in different ways, but this is not grieving, this is my legs being bent in ways my legs do not go. And I know, I know his dad died, and I get it, I feel horrible for him."
IZZIE: "I can give you guys some privacy, I can go far far away..."
CALLIE: "No no! No! No! You stay. You take over me, okay?"
IZZIE: "Callie Torres!
CALLIE: "No! I don't- Not like that, I mean. I am giving him to you. You are now officially on George Watch 2007, Okay? You are his friend. Yay! And I need a break. I need to heal. I need to heal."
IZZIE: "No! No! What am I supposed to do?"

[in flashback]
ALEX: Surgery's hard core.
IZZIE: I'm hard core!
ALEX: You won't last a year.

GEORGE: "I’m putting my foot down, either the dog moves out or I do. Foot, down, now. Me or the dog, which is it? [pauses] You hesitated! She hesitated!"
IZZIE: "You hesitated?"
MEREDITH: "I didn’t hesitate, I was thinking."
GEORGE: "You have to think about it? Fine, I’m moving out right now. Later, I’m moving out later. Right now, I have rounds."

IZZIE: [in the bathroom] "Tampons, George, I just really needed some tampons!"
GEORGE: "I forgot when I got there."
IZZIE: [opens shower door] "No, you are so passive aggressive!"
GEORGE: "Naked! I am naked in the shower!"
IZZIE: [closes door] "Just tampons, George! I really needed tampons. God!"

Alex: Gonna try to get some sleep. I gotta be back to the hospital in six hours.
Izzie: Alex wait. I'm a mess. I'm a frickin' mess and I know that and, I ... you deserve better.
Alex: Stop it. If you don't want to be with me, if this is too much for you right now, it's okay. But you're gonna have to break up with me, because I'm not going anywhere. I can handle the mess. It's up to you.

IZZIE: "How can someone be so offensive, yet so charming all at the same time?"
ALEX: "It's an art form."

IZZIE: "George! Hey."
GEORGE: "Hey."
IZZIE: [to Calli] "Oh, um... hi."
CALLI: "Hey."
GEORGE: "So, we spent the night at Calli's last night so we figured we'd, uh, spend the night here."
IZZIE: "Um, ok. So, you're back, just for tonight then?"
GEORGE: "Well, Calli's here for tonight. But, I dunno, it's my room. I pay rent."
IZZIE: [smiles] "Well, welcome home."

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

If I did my job well, it's not because people listened to me. It's because they believed in me. Believed that I knew them well enough and believed in them enough to tell them how and when to use their brilliance.


There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.