They say death is hardest on the living. It's tough to actually say goodbye. Sometimes it's impossible. You never really stop feeling the loss. It's what makes things so bittersweet.

We tried so hard out there in the woods. We thought if we could just get him back here alive...

Meredith: Are you going to say goodbye to your fan club before you leave?
Alex: I've been saying bye to them all day.

The world keeps going without you.

Dying changes everything. There is the emotional fall out, sure. But there's also the practical stuff. Who's going to do your job? Who's going to take care of your family?

We are going to die out here!

Meredith: Do you think my husband is dead?
Cristina: I don't know, maybe. But I have PTSD so I'm not reliable!

We have to find Derek!

Meredith: What happened?
Cristina: We were in a plane crash. Plane crashed!

He should be with someone who wants a baby and you should be with someone who wants you.

Meredith: Cristina, I made a decision. You're going to Stanford.
Cristina: Oh, you made my decision.

Derek: You are making this decision with Cristina.
Meredith: She's not the only factor.
Derek: You should be making this decision with me, your husband.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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)

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.

Meredith