Derek: I'll write a check. How much?
Arizona: I'll split it with you.
Mark: I have a teenager - what if she wants to go to college?
Arizona: Have you met her?
Mark: Fine, I'm in.

Callie: The Chief's your work-husband and you're his work-wife. You look our for each other, you take care of each other, there's nothing wrong with it, it's like me and Sloan.
Mark: Excuse me?
Callie: Nobody's talking to you. He's my work-husband but he has a girlfriend, I have a girlfriend, but nothing going on between us.
Mark: I mean, there was at one point...
Callie: You're not helping.
Bailey: Neither one of you are helping. Adele, I promise you there is nothing going on.
Adele: Something is going on because he hasn't been in his bed all week.
Bailey: What?
Mark: Really?

Mark: If it's bad news, I don't wanna wake her.
Bailey: Wake her.

Mark: Look at you coming in on your day off. Trying to get into the OR?
Lexie: Yeah, I'm gonna give my dad a piece of my liver. He has end stage liver disease. He needs my liver, so I'm giving him some. Go ahead Steve.
Mark: Woah, woah, woah. Wait a minute.
Lexie: What is your problem?
Mark: Well, my problem is you don't just jump into something like this without thinking about it. Take a couple of days. We'll talk.
Lexie: What is there to talk about?
Mark: It's major, life threatening surgery.
Lexie: Ok, my dad needs a transplant Mark.
Mark: I get that, but what you need to understand...
Lexie: No, I don't think you get it at all.
Mark: You know what I don't get. We're together, we live together, we need to decide these things together. You can't just go under the knife and leave me a note.
Lexie: Well, I, I would have paged you.
Mark: I'm your boyfriend Grey.
Lexie: He's my dad.
Steve: Ok, a little pinch.

Mark: What about my burns center?
Derek: You were right, excellent danish.

Derek: He brought us down here to make himself feel good.
Mark: At least he sprung for good danish.
Derek: Do you know how many nurses got fired for that danish?

Cristina: I'm sorry. I don't have time for games. I have to get back to the hospital.
Meredith: She's right, she does have to go back to the hospital.
Derek: We're not gonna talk about the hospital, we're here to play baseball.
Mark: And to drink beer. Drink your beer. What more do you want in life?
Lexie: I'm not gonna drink beer when all my friends just got fired.

Mark: No way. Are you serious? I'm gonna go the Chief myself, I'm gonna tell him you're the best 2nd year resident I've even seen.
Lexie: No. I'm safe. I didn't get cut, Mark. I'm safe.

Mark: How does this happen? Was Chang just not paying attention?
Arizona: She made a mistake.
Cristina: Wrong time to make a mistake with the merger.
Mark: Oh, you people need to stop with the doom and gloom scenarios. I just read somewhere that hospitals revenue went up last quarter.
Cristina: Except for elective procedures which went down 13%.
Mark You mean elective procedures like plastic surgeries. Now you're saying I'm gonna get fired?
Cristina: I don't think anyone is safe.
Mark: I'm safe.
Cristina: How can you be sure?
Arizona: HEY! We're about to reattach a baby's arm here, so we need to stop thinking about the merger and think instead about this little girl throwing a ball, and holding a spoon, and waving bye bye to her parents.

Mark: You look crazy.
Lexie: This is partly your fault. You're the one who told me to go and act like I deserve to be here, and I did. And, now I lost a schizophrenic, and I am gonna be fired unless I find the schizophrenic.
Mark: Well, you're not gonna find him back there.
Lexie: You do not get to be charmed by this, because this is not charming. This is me getting cut from the programme. You're already amazing. I am just starting out! Ok, I have never stapled a bowel, and I have never resected an oesophagus. I am not amazing yet!
Mark: Alright. Lets just breathe. And again. (Lexie breathes deeply) Good. Look at me. Security is on this. You have become a crazy person that I do not recognise. I want Lexie back, can I get Lexie back?
Lexie: Oh god, that's him!
Mark: Just...

Mark: I think you missed a spot.
Lexie: Ok, you can't tease me about the blood thing because it's not funny. And, if it gets back to the Chief I may as well just pack my things.
Mark: You need to stop worrying about the Chief. All this is in your head.
Lexie: Really? 2002 Milwaukee. 3rd street hospital merged with St Annes. 13 residents were let go. 2004 Nashville women's absorbed Memorial, 9 residents were fired. 2006 Albuquerque.
Mark: Ok, alright.
Lexie: 19 residents.
Mark: Woah, stop. You need to pull yourself together. You deserve to be here. Act like it.
Lexie: Ok.
Mark: I meant later, you know, after you went home and got some sleep.

Mark: You're tired, you're angry. You're gonna say something you'll regret. Get out of here for a while. Go to the driving range, get a bucket of balls.
Derek: I have a surgery in an hour.
Mark: So take a walk. Grab Meredith, take a walk.
Derek: Meredith won't leave the hospital. None of them will. Everybody's waiting a word from on high. Look, don't tell me Lexie's not worried.
Lexie: Is he in here, cause I've got the... ugh! [falls]
Mark: No, Lexie's worried.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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.


Doesn't matter how tough we are, trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home, it changes our lives, trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that's the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving forward. It's what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up.

Alex (narrating)