Every little kid knows the words to the song. The foot bones connected to the leg bone. The leg bones connected to the knee bone. In med school, you learn it's a little more complicated than that. The songs not wrong. Everything is connected.

We've all heard the warnings and we've ignored them. We push our luck. We roll the dice. We play with fire. It's human nature. When we're told not to touch something, we usually do, even if we know better. Maybe because deep down, we're just asking for trouble.

If you ever cheat on me, I will kill you.

Don't talk to me. She knew I would hate you and she didn't want me to hate you. You know what that means? She's planning on forgiving you or trying to find a way to forgive you. It doesn't matter if it was just sex. She didn't want me to know and now I do. So, don't.

We are not having this conversation, just stop!

I was staring at Simba.

We have a phrase in the operating room. Don't pet the lion. It means no matter how nice a tumor looks, how small it is, how perfect it's margins may be, it's still a tumor. It's still dangerous and it can bite.

Our intentions are always pure. We always want to do what is right, but we also have the drive to push boundaries. So we're in danger of taking things to far. We're told to do no harm while we're trained to cut you open with a knife. So when we do things when we should have left well enough alone. Because its hard to admit when there's no problem to treat, to let it alone before we make it so much worse. Because we cause terrible damage.

Meredith: This is going to turn out like Rebecca.
Cristina: Oh, smashed up face? That was bad.
Meredith: She's going to fall for you, then go crazy, then pee on my couch.

Lexie removed a tumor from a patient today and now he thinks we corked her.

Derek: Come back to me.
Meredith: What's to miss in Neuro?
Derek: Me.

We're trained to be vigilant, to chase down the problem, to ask all the right questions, to find the root cause until we know exactly what it is and we confront it. It takes an extreme amount of caution or we can't overstep ourselves. We can create problems that don't exist.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Just because we can live without something, it doesn't mean we have to.

Meredith

Derek: I am calling post-it, Zola, Bailey, the tumors on the wall, ferryboat scrub caps. I thought D.C. was everything. I was wrong. You... you're everything. I love you and I'm not going to stop loving you. I can't live without you. I don't want to live without you, and I'm going to do everything in my power to prove it.
Meredith: I can live without you, but I don't want to. I don't ever want to.